2018 ARC Winners

Grand Award Winners

2018 ARC Awards Announces Grand Award Winners

NEW YORK, NY – September 5, 2018 - The 32nd Annual International ARC Awards - the world’s largest annual report competition – announced the Grand Award winners today. The winners were deemed the BEST OF CATEGORY. This year, the ARCs received 2,198 entries from 34 countries.

The winners will be fêted at the ARC Awards Winners’ Dinner, to be held October 11, 2018 at THE FONTENAY HOTEL in Hamburg, Germany.

On this evening, one of these winners will be named the 2018 BEST OF SHOW. The winners of the Platinum and Titanium Achievement Awards will also be revealed.

In their respective categories, the 2018 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Cover Design
Boxed

GenNex Financial Media Limited for
CHINA TELECOM
CORPORATION LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Die-Cut           

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
VTG AG
(Germany)

Cover Design
Special Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
HJ CAPITAL (INTERNATIONAL)
HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Traditional -
Hong Kong

Toppan Merrill for
GREAT WALL PAN ASIA
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Cover Design
Traditional - International

Bring, LLC for
THE BOEING COMPANY
(USA)

Chairman’s Letter
Hong Kong/PRC

iOne Financial Press Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Chairman’s Letter
International

KorteMaerzWolff Kommunikation for
WILO SE
(Germany)

Interior Design
Europe

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte
GmbH & Co. KG
for
BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & CO. KG
(Germany)

Interior Design
Traditional -
Hong Kong/PRC

iOne Financial Press Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Interior Design
Special Treatment - Hong Kong/PRC

REF Financial Press Limited for
NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Interior Design
International

Talantone Creative Group for
KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL
(South Korea)

Photography
People & Portraits

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG
(Austria)

Photography
Places & Products

Daimler AG, COM/CM for
DAIMLER AG
(Germany)

Illustrations

FİNAR for
ÜNLÜ & CO
(Turkey)

Infographics

FAST RETAILING CO., LTD
(Japan)

Financial Data

CD Corporate Reports Sdn Bhd for
MALAYAN BANKING BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Written Text

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte
GmbH & Co. KG
for
PHOENIX GROUP
(Germany)

Annual Reports with Form 10-K

Inc Design for
W.R. BERKLEY CORPORATION
(USA)

Non-English Annual Reports
German Language

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
BERENBERG JOH. BERENBERG, GOSSLER & CO. KG
(Germany)

Non-English Annual Reports
International

Mecayours Corporation for
HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP
(South Korea)

Non-Profit Organizations
USA

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE

Non-Profit Organizations
International

Talantone Creative Group for
THE HAPPINESS FOUNDATION
(South Korea)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Europe

FİNAR for
ÜNLÜ & CO
(Turkey)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Hong Kong

iOne Financial Press Limited for
HJ CAPITAL (INTERNATIONAL)
HOLDINGSCOMPANY LIMITED

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Asia/Pacific

Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd for
PETRONAS CHEMICALS
GROUP BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Printing & Production
Hong Kong -
Special Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
HJ CAPITAL (INTERNATIONAL) HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED

Printing & Production
Hong Kong - Traditional

iOne Financial Press Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED

Printing & Production
International

Daimler AG, COM/CM for
DAIMLER AG
(Germany)

Specialized
Annual Reports

C3 Creative Code
and Content GmbH
for
ALLIANZ DEUTSCHLAND
(Germany)

Summary
Annual Reports

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte
GmbH & Co. KG
for
ARMACELL INTERNATIONAL S.A.
(Luxembourg)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Europe

3st kommunikation GmbH for
MERCK KGAA,
DARMSTADT, GERMANY
(Germany)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong - Standard Treatment

Toppan Merrill for
RAZER INC.

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong -
Unique Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

International

Talantone Creative Group for
KUMHO PETROCHEMICALS
(South Korea)

Interactive
Annual Reports

The Americas

Corporate Reports Inc. for
WALMART
(USA)

Interactive
Annual Reports

Europe

Rahofer Werbeagentur for
PALFINGER AG
(Austria)

Interactive
Annual Reports

Hong Kong

CLP HOLDINGS LIMITED

Online Annual Reports
Home Page

Rahofer Werbeagentur for
PALFINGER AG
(Austria)

Online
Annual Reports

Design/Graphics

Solberg Kommunikation for
VOLVO CAR GROUP
(Sweden)

PDF
Annual Reports

:Otvetdesign for
LLC RUSAGRO
GROUP OF COMPANIES
(Russia)

Best of Austria

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG

Best of Canada

Ardoise Design
Communications Inc.
for
POWER FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Best of China

Toppan Merrill for
HARBIN BANK

Best of Germany

va bene publishing GmbH /
concept c media
for
FIDUCIA & GAD IT AG

Best of Hong Kong

iOne Financial Press Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED

Best of Japan

FAST RETAILING CO., LTD

Best of Korea

Talantone Creative Group for
KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL

Best of Malaysia

CD Corporate Reports Sdn Bhd for
CIMB GROUP HOLDINGS BERHAD

Best of Russia

TENEX

Best of Singapore

Meta Fusion Pte Ltd for
NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

Best of Sri Lanka

CITIZENS DEVELOPMENT
BUSINESS FINANCE PLC

Best of Switzerland

Kammann Rossi GmbH + MUTABOR
Design GmbH + Sustainserv GmbH
for
CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD

Best of Turkey

Graffiti for
IDO - ISTANBUL FAST FERRIES

Best of USA

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
CORPORATION (IFC)

Best of Asia/Pacific

DNA Komunika – Laufer Roth for
PT PERUSAHAAN GAS NEGARA
(PERSERO) TBK
(Indonesia)

Best of Europe

VP BANK LTD
(Liechtenstein)

Best of Mexico & South America

X_DESIGN for
SPORTSWORLD
(Mexico)

Best of Mid-East
& India

RAYMOND LIMITED
(India)

Preliminary and final judges represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 71 different agencies and corporations in Austria, Canada, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Judges ranked the annual reports with a score between one and one hundred. The top 30% scoring annual reports won Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honors Awards.

Criteria used to choose winners included Cover Design, Chairman’s Letter, Writing, Interior Design, Financial Presentation, and Overall, how well the spirit of the company is reflected in the annual report.

The ARC Awards, established by MerComm, Inc. in 1987, were created to honor overall excellence in annual reports, and to encourage noteworthy and vital writing, as well as imaginative and original design.

The ARC Awards is sponsored by MERCOMM, INC., the world’s only independent awards organization, founded with the mission to advance the standards of excellence in the fields of corporate communications. The MerComm Awards Programs are free from advertising, membership dues, or outside sponsorships. In keeping with its policies of openness and transparency, the judges’ names are published and the judging criteria are available to all. Further, entrants may review the judges’ evaluations; and are guaranteed fairness and impartiality. As such, the ARC Awards is considered the most highly respected and prestigious competition in the industry.

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