The Gazette magazine and the Hub website—launched in tandem in September 2012 by the Office of Communications—have each been honored with a Grand Gold Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. According to CASE, Grand Gold awards are not always given and are reserved "for entries that are clearly pre-eminent among gold-level winners in each category."
The Gazette was recognized in the Internal Audience Publications (Print) category and the Hub in Innovative Use of Technology: Public Relations and Marketing category. Both communications vehicles were developed in-house.
Seven other awards went to entries from the Office of Communications. Johns Hopkins Magazine received Gold awards in Periodical Staff Writing and in Design: Illustrations, for artwork accompanying a story on Homewood Museum's privy. It received Bronze awards in Magazine Publishing Improvement; Best Articles of the Year, for "Mister Nice Guy," by Dale Keiger; and Design: Illustrations, for "Evolution, Evolved." The Hub also received a Bronze in Individual Sub-Websites, and the Communications Office's efforts supporting the gun violence symposium held in January 2013 at the Bloomberg School of Public Health were recognized with a Bronze in Best Uses of Social Media.
Other Johns Hopkins entities receiving awards were the Center for Talented Youth, Gold in Annual Reports and Fund Reports (Print), for "I came to CTY and … "; the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Gold in Design: Calendars for "World Peace, World Hope, World Health"; and the Office of Alumni Relations, Silver in Student Alumni Initiatives, for Bridging the Five-Year Gap Between New Students and New Alumni, a program initiated by the Office of Early Engagement and the Reunion and Homecoming Office.
With a total of 12 awards, Johns Hopkins was the most-recognized institution in this year's competition.
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