(El Paso, Texas) The winners of The 2008 Davey Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts and AGI Marketing Solutions has been selected as a winner of a Silver Award for the 2007 Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande Annual Report.
The 42-page report was developed for the Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande Regional Relations Unit, with the assistance of Board and system staff, and designed by AGI Marketing Solutions. It featured extensive information on the workforce development board's mission, vision, services, expenditures and key accomplishments.
With over 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide.
"The International Academy of the Visual Arts was honored to have once again participated in the International Davey Awards competition. We were truly amazed and excited at the overall caliber and quality of this year's pool of entries" noted Linda Day, Executive Director of the IAVA. She added "The Davey Awards serves as the benchmark for recognizing creative excellence and continues to raise the bar in honoring the best work from small agencies and firms worldwide. Congratulations to the "Creative Davids" at the forefront of their industry, helping to push the limits in creativity and design."
About the Davey Awards:
The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide. The 2008 Davey Awards received over 4,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms. David defeated the mighty Goliath with a big idea and a little rock. That is the sort of thing small firms do every day. The Davey Awards honors the achievement of the "Creative David's" where strength comes from ideas, intelligence and out-of-the-box thinking, not a "Giant's" bankroll. Great work is about fresh ideas and exceptional execution, not the biggest budgets. The Davey levels the playing field so entrants compete with only their peers and can win the recognition they deserve.
Who is behind the Davey:
The Davey is judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), and underwritten by AdvertisingAge Small Business Network.
The IAVA is an invitation-only member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Sotheby's Institute of Art, Yahoo!, Estee Lauder, Wired, Insight Interactive, The Webby Awards, Passaic Parc, Gershoni, Theory, Polo Ralph Lauren, ADWEEK, BRANDWEEK, Alloy, Coach, iNDELIBLE, MTV, Victoria's Secret, HBO, the Ellen Degeneres Show, Myspace.com, and many others. See www.iavisarts.org for more information.
Judging and Awarding:
Entries are judged to evaluate distinction in creative work. In determining Gold and Silver winners, entries are judged on their merits based on a standard of excellence as determined by the IAVA, considering the category entered. A category may have multiple Gold and Silver Winners, or may have none. Entries are scored on a ten point scale by the judges. Generally, Gold Winners receive a score of 9.0 or above and Silver Winners receive a score of 7.0 to 8.9.