2017 Questar CFE

Grand Award Winners

Grand Award Winners Announced for 25th Anniversary Questar Festival

** HSBC ** Takes Best of Show

NEW YORK, NY – June 16, 2016 - The grand winners of the 25th Silver Jubilee QUESTAR Competition for excellence in Corporate Videos were announced today in New York City. The prizes represent the highest creative standards in the industry.

MerchantCantos (London, UNITED KINGDOM), was honored with the BEST OF SHOW trophy on behalf of their client HSBC (London, UNITED KINGDOM) for their Internal Communications Campaign “HSBC NOW Share: Our People, Our Story.” The 10 minute documentary was the bank’s first-ever employee-led filming project. The judges praised the work as “Great!” The film won the absolute highest score of perfect 10’s in the Preliminary Rounds.

Only the top 5% of entries went on to capture a QUESTAR Best of Category Grand Prize. In their respective categories, the 2016 Grand Award winners were:

Best of Advertisements

The War Amps
Ernie and the Blue Bombers

Best of
Brand Image

loved gmbh
Audi Magazine – Tour de Force

Best of
Corporate Internal Communications

Our People, Our Story


Best of Stakeholder Communications

New World Development
Company Limited

“Make a Splash with You”
Underwater Campaign,
New World Harbour Race 2015


Best of Non-Profit Organizations

Competition Commission (Hong Kong)
“The Competition Ordinance
is now in full effect” TVC


Best of Microsites

3st kommunikation
Sustainability Report Microsite –
We show responsibility.

Best of
Mobile Media

CLP Holdings Limited
A Snapshot of 2015 Annual Report



The judges awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards to the top 30% scoring entries. The awards were presented to production houses, corporations, and associations from around the world.

In its 25th year, the QUESTAR Awards had over 130 companies competing from seven countries including Austria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Judges represented creative directors, directors of broadcast services, producers, directors, marketing coordinators, production managers, public relations managers, and presidents of production houses, agencies, and corporations.

The QUESTAR Award symbolizes the creative energy that is transformed by the craft, innovation, and skill into excellent video content. It is the creativity, originality, and talent of the individuals involved to whom the awards festival is dedicated.

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