2017 ARC CFE

Judging Procedures

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
The ARC Awards Competition is unique in that each annual report is judged against itself, based on its success in communicating its company's story. Judging is based not on corporate profitability nor production, but on the values of creativity, clarity, effectiveness, and excellence as symbolized by the ARC Awards.

Some of the elements to be considered in the judging of the annual reports include: cover design, president's letter, interior design, clarity of written text, presentation of corporate information, expression of financial data, and how well the spirit of the organization is communicated.

JUDGING PROCESS
The ARC Awards are conducted as a “blind” judging.
(Nominating agency names are withheld from the judges.)

Each entry is evaluated three separate times during the preliminary rounds. The three sets of scores are then averaged into a single score for the individual entry. A certain minimum score must be achieved to qualify for an award. Only one Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honors Award will be given in each classification; however, if no entry scores high enough, no award will be given.

THE JUDGES
Judges come from around the globe to participate on the ARC jury panels. Preliminary judging is carried out independently by panels of judges representing leaders in the fields of investor relations, writing, design and photography. Final judging is made by presidents, CEOs and other senior executives of corporations, agencies, and design firms.

THE WINNERS
Annual reports scoring in the top 30 percent will be awarded Honors, Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates of outstanding achievement. All Gold Award winners become candidates for the Best of Category - Grand Awards. An ARC Award plaque will be presented to each of the Grand Award winners. The Best of Show trophy will be presented to the one top annual report that best exemplifies the spirit of the ARC Awards.

AWARDS CEREMONY
The ARC Awards will be presented during a Gala Celebration and Exhibition in
New York City. All winning annual reports will be on display. All winners will be called to the stage to receive their awards. For this year's date, please see the ARC Awards Calendar.

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Judges

DISTINGUISHED FACULTIES OF INTERNATIONAL JUDGES
The distinguished panels of judges recognize the art of communications in a global economy and the science of the new technologies which enable the world-wide exchange of ideas and information. Members of the judging faculty will evaluate the entries based on the standards of international excellence through the measures of creativity and craft.

33 Visual - MEXICO
Addison
Affno - SRI LANKA
AIR Health
Alex Schkrutz Consultancy
AND Partners
An-Najah National University
   - PALESTINE
Aquarius - VIETNAM
Asia Public Relations Agency
   - HONG KONG
Avila Creative
Bank of China - HONG KONG
Baoviet Holdings - VIETNAM
Basso Design Group
Baxter International
BCUBE - ITALY
BCN Communications
Beau Gardner Associates Inc.
Beyond Words Business Comms.
BrandBook LLC
Brooks Graphics
Bryan Mills Iradesso - CANADA
Burgess Strategic
   Marketing Services
C.J. Graphics
Charles Schwab
CHC Enterprises
China Telecom - HONG KONG
Ciel Design Partners
CLP Holdings Ltd - HONG KONG
Coal Creative Consultants
   - SINGAPORE
ComfortDelGro Corporation Ltd.
   - SINGAPORE
Cre8 - HONG KONG
Curran & Connors, Inc.
Curtis Group
Daiwa House - JAPAN
Daniel Kennedy
Communications Services
Decker Design, Inc.
EDICO Financial Press Services
   - HONG KONG
Eisenman Associates
Engage Media Pte. Ltd.
   - SINGAPORE
Equity Financial Press
   - HONG KONG
Euroclear - BELGIUM
FGI Design
Finar Kurumsal - TURKEY
First Rabbit - GERMANY
Foundry Communications - CANADA
Four Media - AUSTRIA
G+J Corporate Editors - GERMANY
Global Point
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
   - CANADA
Greg Kinch Photography
HeterMedia - HONG KONG
HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte
   GmbH & Co. KG - GERMANY
Hoffmann und Campe
Corporate Publishing - GERMANY
Hunch Free
i.LINK Group Limited - HONG KONG
Ideas on Purpose
Image Boutique Productions Ltd
   - HONG KONG
INBRAX - CHILE
INCA Communications - KOREA
INC Design
In-Design - HONG KONG
Insight Creative - NEW ZEALAND
iONE Financial Press Ltd. - HONG KONG
Jim Barber Studio
John Giammatteo Photographs
John Madere Photography
Journal International Verlag
   - GERMANY
Kerry Properties - HONG KONG
Ketchum Pleon - GERMANY
KircherBurkhardt GmbH - GERMANY
Kitty Hawk Studios
köckritzdörrich GmbH - GERMANY
KRS Consulting
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Loved GmbH - GERMANY
M&M Consultancy - HONG KONG
Mark Joseph Photography, Inc.
Marsteller
MATTER, Inc.
Media Genesis
Mensalia GmbH - AUSTRIA
Mike Klodnicki & Associates
Milenio 3 - MEXICO
mind(21)factory - GERMANY
MWW Group
Ove Design + Communications Ltd.
   - CANADA
Paragraphs Design
Perlgut Group
PetraNix Corporate and
   Financial Communications AG
   - SWITZERLAND
Phoenix Communications Ltd.
   - HONG KONG
Pratt Institute
PVF Investor Relations - GERMANY
Q&E Advertising - SRI LANKA
q30 design inc. - CANADA
Rat Für Ruhm Und Ehre - GERMANY
REF Financial Press Ltd.
   - HONG KONG
ringzwei - GERMANY
RR Donnelley - HONG KONG
RTL Group - LUXEMBOURG
S/O Project - KOREA
Salt River Project
Sedgwick Richardson - HONG KONG
Sedgwick Richardson - SINGAPORE
Shian Inc. - JAPAN
Shoemake Photography Inc.
Signi Design - MEXICO
Skaggs Advertising & Design
Smart Media - SRI LANKA
Soapbox Design Communications
   - CANADA
Southern Company
Speedy Design Communications
   - HONG KONG
Stan Gellman Graphic Design Inc.
Studio 210
Tayburn - TURKEY
Tayburn - UNITED KINGDOM
The Design Associates Ltd.
   - HONG KONG
The Hong Kong & Shanghai
   Hotels, Ltd. - HONG KONG
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
   - HONG KONG
Thema Communications - GERMANY
The Third Age - SOUTH KOREA
Time, Inc. Content Solutions
Toppan Vite Limited - HONG KONG
Twice Graphics - HONG KONG
Wachovia Securities
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Yellow Creative (HK) Limited
   - HONG KONG

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2016 PRELIMINARY PANELS OF JUDGES
The International ARC 2016 Awards are presented by the International Academy of Communications Arts & Sciences. The winners of the 30th anniversary competition were selected by panels of judges, totaling over 170 professionals, headed by senior members of the organizations listed below:

A.PLUS FINANCIAL
PRESS LIMITED

Sheung Wan, HONG KONG
Kay Pau – Art Director
Evelyn Tang – Assistant Art Director
Walter Yu – Senior Art Director

ADDISON
New York, NY
Kim Berlin – Creative Director
Matthew Carl – Design Director
Richard Colbourne
   – Creative Director
Ken Rothermich – Design Director
Nick Schmitz – Art Director
Kin Yuen – Design Director

AIR
Rockville, MD
Brian Bailey – Designer
Martha Mater
   – Manager, Creative Services

AVILA CREATIVE, INC.
Chicago, IL
John Avila – Principal

BERENBERG
Hamburg, GERMANY
Karsten Wehmeier
   – Managing Director, Head of
   Corporate Communications

BRANDBOOK LLC
Atlanta, GA
David Calvin Laufer
   – Managing Partner

BRYAN MILLS IRADESSO
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
Ian Todd
   – Associate Creative Director

BURGESS STRATEGIC
MARKETING SERVICES

Troy, MI
Sandra J. Burgess – Owner

CANADA’S NATIONAL
ARTS CENTRE

Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
Mary Gordon – National Editor

CHC ENTERPRISES
Gorham, ME
Charles H. Crockett – Owner

CHINA COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES CORPORATION
LIMITED

Wanchai, HONG KONG
Joanna Lee – Assistant to Company
   Secretary & Deputy CFO

CHINA TELECOM
CORPORATION LIMITED

Wanchai, HONG KONG
Angela Cheng – Assistant Manager,
   Investor Relations
Michelle Lam – Assistant Manager,
   Investor Relations

CITIZENS DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS FINANCE PLC
Colombo, SRI LANKA
Dharshana Amarasinghe – Senior
   Deputy Manager – Compliance
Heshan Bandara – Manager – Risk
Isuru Bandara – Associate – Risk
Ruwan Chandrajith – Assistant
   General Manager – Finance
Hasitha Dassanayake – Deputy
   General Manager – Finance
Nuwan De Silva – Senior Deputy
   Manager – Compliance
Aroshi Ranatunga – Assistant
   Manager – Sustainability
Damith Tennakoon
   – Director/Chief Financial Officer

CRAIB DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
Andrew Perro – Design Director

CURRAN & CONNORS, INC.
Hauppauge, NY
Melissa Banks – Senior UX Designer
Jeff Brandi
   – V.P. – Interactive Operations
John Einemann – Creative Director
Ken Frey – Interactive Producer
Brian Hannon
   – S.V.P. – Creative Services
John Lantz – Senior UX Designer
Megan Lukas – Senior Designer
Criz Malonzo – Designer
Brenda Mayo – Art Director
Mike McMurray – Senior Art Director
Lindsay Reynolds – Designer

DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY
CO., LTD.

Osaka, JAPAN
Keisuke Izumoto – General Manager
Kazutaka Morimoto – Senior Chief

EDICO FINANCIAL PRESS SERVICES LIMITED
Central, HONG KONG
Amy Donati – Managing Director
Stella Kwok – Director, C & G Dept.
Vicki Lee – Director, Corporate Sales
   & Services Department
Joey Li – Supervisor,
   Corporate Services Team
Izabel Lok – Director, Operations
Heidi Mak
   – Senior Designer, C & G Dept.
Queenie Shek
   – Associate Director, C & G Dept.
Ricky Tse – Manager,
   Print Bind/Logistics Dept.
Joyce Wong – Director, Corporate
   Sales & Services Department
ELEFANT DESIGN
Troy, MI
Elena Kapintcheva
   – Co–Founder & Creative Director

FGI DESIGN
New York, NY
Trevor Paccione
   – Creative Director
Susan Weiss
   – Senior Vice President

FINAR KURUMSAL
Istanbul, TURKEY
Tayfun Dursun – Creative Head
Baki Kara – President
Mustafa Ömerli – Art Director

FIRST RABBITY GMBH

Cologne, GERMANY
Brigitte Läpper–Röhricht
   – Creative Director

FUNG RETAILING LIMITED
Kowloon, HONG KONG
David Au
   – Group Managing Director

GENNEX FINANCIAL
MEDIA LIMITED

Central, HONG KONG
Kelvin Chung – Creative Director
King Wong
   – Associate Creative Director
Laetitia Wong
   – Associate Art Director

GRAFFITI
Istanbul, TURKEY
Zeynep AL – Art Director
Özhan ODACI – Art Director
Elif Özgüzelbaş – Art Director
Fatih Özgüzelbaş – Co–Owner

H2H CONSULTING
Troy, MI
Kendra Corman
   – Managing Director

HGB HAMBURGER GESCHÄFTSBERICHTE
GMBH & CO. KG

Hamburg, GERMANY
Caroline Fischer – Art Director
Dagmar Hermannsen
   – Project Manager

HONG KONG
PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL

Kowloon, HONG KONG
Tony Cheung – Manager
David Pun Tai Wai
   – Senior Manager

i.LINK GROUP LIMITED

Central, HONG KONG
Hidy Shum
   – Assistant General Manager

IDEAS ON PURPOSE

New York, NY
John Connolly
   – Principal, Creative Director
Meghan Porter – Senior Designer

INSIGHT CREATIVE LIMITED
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Mike Tisdall – Founding Director

iONE FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED

Central, HONG KONG
Cyrus Chan
   – Associate Sales Director
Herbert Chan – Sales Executive
Ricky Chan – Art Director
Daniel Fok – Art Director
Dennis Ho – Sales Director
Axel Kiang – Creative Director
Epo Lai – Head of Sales
Terry Lai – Art Director
Terence Lau – Managing Director
Davy Li – Sales Director

KERRY PROPERTIES LIMITED
Quarry Bay, HONG KONG
Michelle Lam – Director, Corporate
   & Marketing Communication

KORTEMAERZWOLFF KOMMUNIKATION
Hamburg, GERMANY
Matthias Wolff – Creative Director

LUKE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Pine Plains, NY
Sarah Luke – President

M&M CONSULTANCY
Shatin, HONG KONG
Mike Moulders – Principal,
   Brand Design Consultant

MAISON DE L’ORIENTATION
LUXEMBOURG
Janine Neves – Head Coordinator

MEDIA GENESIS, INC.
Troy, MI
Antoine Dubeauclard – President
Heather Mitchell – Designer
MENSALIA GMBH
Vienna, AUSTRIA
Christophe Gilet – Managing Director
Claudia Mittermayer – Consultant
Marlene Schretter – Art Director

MIRAMAR GROUP
Kowloon, HONG KONG
Allen LIM Kean Kee
   – Chief Financial Officer

MM PARTNERS
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Ji-Young Jung – Chief Director
Sang-Hyun Lee – Designer
Jong-Kook Yi – CEO & Chief Director

PARCEL DESIGN INC.
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
Gary Beelik – Creative Director
Dan Neil – Designer

PETRANIX AG
Adliswil–Zürich, SWITZERLAND
Dr. Petra Nix
   – Owner & Managing Partner

PRATT INSTITUTE
New York, NY
Alisa Zamir – Professor,
   Graduate Communications
   Design Department

REF FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Central, HONG KONG
Shing Chan
   – Senior Creative Designer
Nick Li – Senior Creative Designer
Alan So – Creative Director

RINGZWEI
Hamburg, GERMANY
Dirk Linke – Creative Director
Juliane Schöndube – Art Director

RR DONNELLEY
Central, HONG KONG
Rachel Choi – Creative Director
Koobe Chow – Designer
Alex Ng – Senior Designer

SEQUEL
New York, NY
David Phan – Creative Director

SHIAN INC.
Tokyo, JAPAN
Design & Editorial Staff

SMART MEDIA – THE ANNUAL REPORT COMPANY
Colombo, SRI LANKA
Ananda Jagoda
   – Chief Creative Officer
Kapila Juwanabadu
   – Chief Officer, Production
Dr. Vijith Kannangara – Chairman
Kelum Nupehewa
   – Senior Interactive Engineer
Vajira Pathirana
   – Assistant Art Director
Prashanthi Rambukwella
   – Manager, Content Analysis
Raja Senanayake – Chief Officer,
   Process Development
Randika Sulochana – Art Director
Naleen Wijesinghe
   – Creative Director
Saman Wijesooriya
   – Creative Director

STAN GELLMAN GRAPHIC DESIGN
St. Louis, MO
Laura Shoemaker – Designer
Teresa Thompson – Designer
Bryan Wakeland – Designer

TAYBURN
Istanbul, TURKEY
Ronaldo Manosa
   – Managing Director
Ediz Usman
   – Client Relations Director
Nilgun Yilmazcan
   – Customer Relations Manager

THOMSON REUTERS
Stamford, CT
Laura Gaze – Director,
   Enterprise Communications
   & Thought Leadership

TOPPAN VITE LIMITED
Central, HONG KONG
Wilson Kwan – Creative Director
Nicky Wong – Senior Art Director
Peter Yeo
   – Assistant General Manager

WACHOVIA SECURITIES
New York, NY
Zeev Zamir
   – Financial Advisor (Retired)

X_DESIGN, MEXICO
Mexico City D.F., MEXICO
Pilar Muñoz – CEO

YELLOW CREATIVE (HK) LTD.
North Point, HONG KONG
Chung Hong Wong
   – Executive Creative Director
Ellen Zee – Managing Partner

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2014 FINAL AWARD JUDGES
The highest scoring of the Gold Award Winners were reviewed on July 24, 2014 in New York City to determine the Grand Award Winners.

Martin Vargas
Director
33 VISUAL
Houston, TX

Nick Schmitz

Senior Designer
ADDISON
New York, NY

Charles H. Crockett

Principal
CHC ENTERPRISES
Gorham, ME

Jeff Brandi

Creative Director - Interactive
CURRAN & CONNORS, INC.
Hauppauge, NY

John Einemann

Creative Director
CURRAN & CONNORS, INC.
Hauppauge, NY

Lynda Decker

President
DECKER DESIGN
New York, NY

Anthony Chan

Manager, Project Management
EDICO FINANCIAL PRESS
SERVICES LIMITED
Hong Kong

Isabel Chan

Designer, Creative & Graphic Dept.
EDICO FINANCIAL PRESS
SERVICES LIMITED
Hong Kong

Nina Eisenman

President
EISENMAN ASSOCIATES
New York, NY

James Huang

Designer
EISENMAN ASSOCIATES
New York, NY

Trevor Paccione

Creative Director
FGI DESIGN
New York, NY
Corrin Chan
CEO & Executive Director
GENNEX FINANCIAL
MEDIA LIMITED
Hong Kong

Claudia Choi

Associate Business
Development Director
GENNEX FINANCIAL
MEDIA LIMITED
Hong Kong

John Connolly

Principal, Creative Director
IDEAS ON PURPOSE
New York, NY

Darren Namaye

Principal, Creative Director
IDEAS ON PURPOSE
New York, NY

Martine Chepigin

Managing Partner
INC DESIGN
New York, NY

Bill Ferguson

Managing Partner
INC DESIGN
New York, NY

Axel Kiang

Creative Director
iONE FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Terence Lau

Managing Director
iONE FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

John Madere

Photographer
JOHN MADERE PHOTOGRAPHY
New York, NY

Garry Gould

Member (Retired)
NEW ZEALAND STOCK EXCHANGE
New Zealand

Alisa Zamir

Tenured Professor, Graduate Communications Design Department
PRATT INSTITUTE
New York, NY
Tri Poetra Indra Sakti
Sr. Manager Corporate Identity Management
PT GARUDA INDONESIA
(PERSERO) TBK.
Indonesia

Alan So

Creative Director
REF FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Teresa Law

Sales Director
REF FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Janine Neves

Communications Manager
RTL GROUP
Luxembourg

Kim Nguyen

Designer
THE CHARLES NYC
New York, NY

Ashley Ruen

Designer
THE CHARLES NYC
New York, NY

Paul Glader

Director – The John McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute, Professor of Journalism & English Composition
THE KING’S COLLEGE
New York, NY

Ian Yap

Creative Director
TOPPAN VITE LIMITED
Hong Kong

Peter Yeo

Assistant General Manager
TOPPAN VITE LIMITED
Hong Kong

Zeev Zamir

Financial Advisor (Retired)
WACHOVIA SECURITIES
New York, NY

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