Congratulations, Top Designers!
With this issue, another successful Top Design Contest has come to a close. We received scores of entries representing every niche of products sold by distributors.
Once again this year, Rick Lewis, president of Stratis Print Communications, Long Beach, Calif., took Best of Show, along with staff graphic designer Louis Nidorf, also from Stratis. This year's award was for a 139-page book that depicts a compelling, focused journey through Cuba. The book is comprised of photographs taken in Cuba by 18 students and two professors from Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, Calif. Details can be found on page 24.
One Platinum Award was presented this year to Stephen Denton of Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Waltham, Mass., who designed a direct mail piece that provided a manufacturing challenge to Steven Condon, an account executive with The Allied Group, Needham, Mass. See page 28 for a full description.
Gold Awards were won this year by Pamela Evans, Bam! Direct, Inc., Alpharetta, Ga.; Diane McNitt, president, McNitt Marketing, Lansdowne, Pa.; Mike King, senior account executive, Midwest Single Source, Wichita, Kan.; Ron Hansen of Ron Hansen Strategic Branding, Mukilteo, Wash.; Joe Michniak, David Yost, Dynamic, InfoSeal, Roanoke, Va.; Larry van Popering, Performance Communications, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Dave Foster, The Melton Agency, Foxboro, Mass. and Buz Hamilton, Forms Plus Services, Charlotte, N.C.
We would also like to thank our judges—Greg Norbert, account executive with the Mail-Well Printing Group in Philadelphia and Jim Stewart, marketing director (and one of the principals) of Stewart Business Forms, Blackwood, N.J.