2022 ARC Award Winners

Grand Award Winners

2022 ARC Awards Announces Grand Award Winners

NEW YORK, NY – September 9, 2022 - The 36th 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 1,656 entries from 33 countries.

The 2022 BEST OF SHOW will be announced on Thursday 20 October, along with the Platinum Achievement Award, for the agency with the greatest number of wins, and the Titanium Achievement Award, for the agency with the greatest percentage of wins.

In their respective categories, the 2022 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Cover Design
Abstract/Graphics

Mens Creation Ltd. for
OCEAN PARK CORPORATION
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Die-Cut

DNA Komunika for
PT PGN LNG INDONESIA
(Indonesia)

Cover Design
Photography

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

Cover Design
Text

REF Financial Press Limited for
HKBN LTD.
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Various

GenNex Financial Media Limited for
FORTUNE REAL ESTATE
INVESTMENT TRUST
(Hong Kong)

Chairman’s Letter

Kanro Inc.
(Japan)

Interior Design
Europe

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Interior Design
Hong Kong

iONE Financial Press Limited for
NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED

Interior Design
People’s Republic Of China

Toppan Merrill Limited for
HARBIN BANK CO., LTD.

Interior Design
International

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

Photography

Abbott
(USA)

Illustrations

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

Infographics

National Savings Bank
(Sri Lanka)

Financial Data

CD Corporate Reports Sdn Bhd for
PETRONAS CHEMICALS
GROUP BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Written Text
Hong Kong/Prc

CLP Holdings Limited

Written Text
International

Abbott
(USA)

Annual Reports with Form 10-K

Rector Communications, Inc. for
QUAKER HOUGHTON
(USA)

Non-English Annual Reports

by J design group / Design Team for
LITERATURE TRANSLATION INSTITUTE OF KOREA / POLICY PLANNING TEAM
(South Korea)

Non-Profit Organizations
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Design Centre

Non-Profit Organizations
International

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Boxed Sets

United Therapeutics Corporation
(USA)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Perfect Bound

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

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Various

Kanro Inc.
(Japan)

Printing & Production
Standard Treatment

EDICO Financial Press
Services Limited
for
MIRAMAR HOTEL AND
INVESTMENT COMPANY, LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Printing & Production
Various

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Specialized
Annual Reports

Mecayours Corporation for
KCC CORPORATION
(South Korea)

Traditional Annual Reports
Asia/Pacific

Insight Creative Limited for
GENESIS ENERGY LIMITED
(New Zealand)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Europe

VP Bank
(Liechtenstein)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong -
Special Treatment

EDICO Financial Press
Services Limited
for
NEW WORLD DEPARTMENT STORE CHINA LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong - Standard Treatment

Toppan Merrill Limited for
TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LIMITED

Interactive
Annual Reports

International

“Fanda Reporting” LLC for
AUTONOM SERVICES S.A.
(Romania)

Interactive
Annual Reports

Hong Kong

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

PDF Version Annual Reports

muehlhausmoers corporate communications gmbh for
SOFTWARE AG
(Germany)

PDF Version Specialized
Annual Reports

Mecayours Corporation for
OCI COMPANY LTD.
(South Korea)

Online
Annual Reports

Home Page

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

Online
Annual Reports

Design/Graphics

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte GmbH & Co. KG for
BIONTECH SE
(Germany)

Online
Annual Reports

Featured Categories

Shiseido Company, Limited
(Japan)

Best of Austria

ÖAMTC

Best of China

Toppan Merrill Limited for
HARBIN BANK CO., LTD.

Best of Germany

muehlhausmoers corporate communications gmbh for
KÖLNER FREIWILLIGEN
AGENTUR E. V.

Best of Hong Kong

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

Best of Japan

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

Best of Malaysia

MALAYAN BANKING BERHAD

Best of Singapore

Meta Fusion Pte Ltd for
HONG LEONG ASIA LTD.

Best of
South Korea

by J design group / Design Team for
LITERATURE TRANSLATION INSTITUTE OF KOREA / POLICY PLANNING TEAM

Best of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Best of Turkey

FİNAR for
ÜNLÜ & Co

Best of USA    

California Water Service Group

Best of the Americas

EMPRESAS CMPC
(Chile)

Best of
Eastern Europe

Studio Kernel d.o.o. for
ZAVAROVALNICA TRIGLAV D.D.
(Slovenia)

Best of
Western Europe

VP Bank Ltd
(Liechtenstein)

Best of International

Insight Creative Limited for
GENESIS ENERGY LIMITED
(New Zealand)

Preliminary and final judges represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 64 different agencies and corporations in Austria, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, 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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