2020 ARC Award Winners

Grand Award Winners

* NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. * Wins Best of Show

NEW YORK, NY – September 30, 2020 – The 34th Annual International ARC Awards Best of Show, Platinum, and Titanium Achievement Award winners were announced today. The trophy for BEST OF SHOW was awarded to NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (Japan) nominated by SHIAN INC. (Japan). This marks the first time in the 34 years of ARC history, that the same company won the BEST OF SHOW two years consecutively.

The Platinum Achievement Award was bestowed to GENNEX FINANCIAL MEDIA LIMITED (Hong Kong) for winning the greatest number of awards (53) on behalf of their clients. The Titanium Achievement Award was captured by CRE8 (GREATER CHINA) LTD. (Hong Kong), delivering the greatest percentage (66%) of wins for their clients.

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In their respective categories, the 2020 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Cover Design
Abstract/Graphics

REF Financial Press Limited for
BEIJING TONG REN TANG CHINESE MEDICINE COMPANY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Artistic

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

Cover Design
Die-Cut           

Toppan Merrill Limited for
CHINA JINMAO HOLDINGS
GROUP LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
People/Portrait

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD
(Japan)

Cover Design
Places/Products

Talantone Creative Group for
DOOSAN INFRACORE
(South Korea)

Cover Design
Special Treatment

CD CORPORATE REPORTS SDN BHD for 
PETRONAS CHEMICALS
GROUP BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Chairman’s Letter

Bring, LLC for 
THE BOEING COMPANY
(USA)

Interior Design
Europe

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Interior Design
Hong Kong/PRC - Standard Treatment

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

Interior Design
Hong Kong/PRC - Special Treatment

Cre8 (Greater China) Ltd. & Coolgrey Design Workshop Limited for
CHINA UNICOM (HONG KONG) LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Interior Design
Turkey

GRAFFITI for
GÜBRETAŞ

Interior Design
International

Fast Retailing Co., LTD.
(Japan)

Photography
Europe

be.public Corporate &
Financial Communications
for
PORR AG
(Austria)

Photography
Hong Kong

Toppan Merrill Limited for
LENOVO GROUP LIMITED

Photography
International

ABBOTT
(USA)

Illustrations
Hong Kong/PRC

GenNex Financial Media Limited for
CHINA RESOURCES LAND LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Illustrations
International

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD
(Japan)

Infographics

Beijing Pengtu Culture and Art Communication Co., Ltd. for
CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES
(People’s Republic of China)

Financial Data

Brainds Marken und Design GmbH for  
WIENERBERGER AG
(Austria)

Written Text

Bring, LLC for
THE BOEING COMPANY
(USA)

Annual Reports with Form 10-K

Cognex Corporation
(USA)

Non-English
Annual Reports

GRAFFITI for
GÜBRETAŞ
(Turkey)

Non-Profit Organizations

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Boxed Sets/Wrapped

PT Desain Nindya Amarta
(DNA Komunika)
for
BANK INDONESIA
(Indonesia)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Various

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD
(Japan)

Printing & Production
Standard Treatment

Cre8 (Greater China) Ltd. for
NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Printing & Production
Special Treatment

UNITED THERAPEUTICS/LAB 4 for
UNITED THERAPEUTICS
(USA)

Specialized
Annual Reports

Kammann Rossi GmbH for
CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LTD, CORPORATE CENTER
(Switzerland)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Europe

be.public Corporate &
Financial Communications
for
PORR AG
(Austria)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong
- Special Treatment

Cre8 (Greater China) Ltd. for
NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong - Standard Treatment

A.Plus Financial Press Ltd. For
STELLA INTERNATIONAL
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

International

Value Triangle LLC for
SYSMEX CORPORATION
(Japan)

Online
Annual Reports

Interactive

Cre8 (Greater China) Ltd. & Coolgrey Design Workshop Limited for
CHINA UNICOM (HONG KONG) LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Online
Annual Reports

PDF

Talantone Creative Group for
NAVER CORPORATION
(SOUTH KOREA)

Online
Annual Reports

Featured Categories

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
(Germany)

Best of Austria

ÖAMTC

Best of China

Cre8 (Greater China) Ltd. For
ASIAINFO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Best of Germany

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

Best of Hong Kong

Cre8 (Greater China) Ltd. For
NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED

Best of Japan

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

Best of Malaysia

Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd for
KLCCP STAPLED GROUP

Best of Russia

DOWNSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES for
ROSSETI NORTH-WEST

Best of
South Korea

IM creative for
YUHAN CORPORATION

Best of Sri Lanka

PEOPLE’S BANK

Best of Turkey

GRAFFITI for
GÜBRETAŞ

Best of USA

ABBOTT

Best of Europe

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

Best of International

META FUSION PTE LTD for
FIRST RESOURCES LIMITED
(Singapore)

Preliminary and final judges represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 50 different agencies and corporations in Austria, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Sri Lanka, 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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