Johns Hopkins offices of communications for the university and the Bloomberg School of Public Health garnered a total of seven awards in the 2021 CASE Circle of Excellence competition, whose winners were announced June 9.
Office of Communications
The top honor—a Platinum Award—went to Puzzling Our Way to Better Engagement in the category of Best Practices in Communications and Marketing. The multimedia campaign focused on a Hopkins-centric, hard-to-solve crossword puzzle and was created to increase audience engagement with the president's annual end-of-year message. According to CASE, the Platinum Awards recognize the best-of-the-best programs and practices in educational advancement globally.
Johns Hopkins Magazine won a gold in the category Writing: Features, Profile, or News (less than 1,000 words) for its story titled "Taco Bell Quarterly," written by Jacob DeNobel. Judges called it, "a playful take on an appealingly idiosyncratic topic." In the Writing: Profile category, a silver went to the magazine story "Catch Him If You Can" by freelance writer Matt Crossman. And Saralyn Cruickshank's Hub story "Edge of Emergency" won a bronze in the Writing: General News category.
The university's media relations team at the time—Karen Lancaster, Jill Rosen, and Doug Donovan—won a silver award with the entry titled "Speed and Strategy: Introducing Reporters Worldwide to the COVID-19 Tracker."
In the Video: Event category, "A Commencement Day Like No Other," produced and edited by Len Turner, with Dave Schmelick and Patrick Ridgely, won a bronze medal.
School of Public Health
The School of Public Health won a gold medal in the Magazines: Special Issue category for the spring/summer 2020 issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine focused on COVID-19. In the Digital Communications: Podcasts (Frequent) category, Public Health On Call won a silver medal.
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