2021 ARC Award Winners

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
A. Plus Financial Press Limited
   – HONG KONG
Addison – USA
Ad Fortune Communications
   – HONG KONG
AIR – USA
Airport Authority – HONG KONG
Akademie Deutscher
   Genossenschaften ADG
   – GERMANY
Armacell International S.A
   – LUXEMBOURG
Artists Estate Studio – USA
Atrevia – PORTUGAL
Atrevia – SPAIN
Autlan – MEXICO
Avila Creative, Inc. – USA
Bank of China – HONG KONG
Berenberg – GERMANY
BGA Publishing – USA
bp Content – GERMANY
BrandBook LLC – USA
BrandsOnSpeed GmbH
   – GERMANY
Bring, LLC. – USA
Burgess Strategic
   Marketing Services – USA
C3 Creative Code & Content
   – GERMANY
CHC Enterprises – USA
China Communications Services
   Corporation Limited
   – HONG KONG
China Telecom Corporation Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
China Unicom – HONG KONG
CITIC Limited – HONG KONG
C.J. Graphics – CANADA
Colonial First State Global
   Asset Mgmt – AUSTRALIA
ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited
   – SINGAPORE
Coolgrey Design Workshop Limited
   – HONG KONG
COPE Content Performance
   Group GmbH – AUSTRIA
Cre8 (Greater China) Limited
   – HONG KONG
Creative Creature Company Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
CSR Consulting & Design – KOREA
Curran & Connors, Inc. – USA
Daimler AG – GERMANY
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
   – JAPAN
Daniel Kennedy
   Communications Services – USA
Devon Title – USA
Diehl Aviation – GERMANY
DNA Komunika – INDONESIA
Donnelley Financial Solutions
   – HONG KONG
Doosan Infracore Ltd – KOREA
Doris Gstatter, IR & MEHR
   – AUSTRIA
DOTPLUS Communications
   SDN BHD – MALAYSIA
EDICO Financial Press Services Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Equity Financial Press Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Excel Communication and
   Perception Management
   – TURKEY
Fast Retailing Co., Limited – JAPAN
FGI Design – USA
Fiducia & GAD IT AG – GERMANY
Finar Kurumsal – TURKEY
Fronius International GmbH
   – GERMANY
Fuhrmann Films – GERMANY
GenNex Financial Media Limited
   – HONG KONG
Global Reporting Services
   – AUSTRALIA
Graffiti– TURKEY
Great Thinks – GERMANY
Grupo Insud – ARGENTINA
HeterMedia Services Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte
   GmbH & Co. KG – GERMANY
Hong Kong Broadband Network, Ltd
   – HONG KONG
House of Communications – USA
i.LINK Group Limited
   – HONG KONG
Ideas on Purpose – USA
INBRAX – CHILE
Inc. Design – USA
Informa PLC – UNITED KINGDOM
Insight Creative
   – NEW ZEALAND
International Finance Corporation
   (IFC) – USA
iONE Financial Press
   – HONG KONG
IZ Iletisim – TURKEY
John Madere Photography – USA
Jolly Good Films – NEW ZEALAND
Karin und Walter Blüchert
   Gedächtnisstiftung – GERMANY
KD1 Designagentur – GERMANY
Kerry Properties – HONG KONG
KetchumPleon – GERMANY
Killing Mario – KOREA
KorteMaerzWolff Kommunikation
   – GERMANY
LLYC – COLOMBIA
LLYC – SPAIN
loved GmbH – GERMANY
Luke Communications Group
   – USA
M-1 Studios – USA
M&M Consultancy – HONG KONG
Marco – SPAIN
Media Genesis – USA
Mensalia GmbH – AUSTRIA
MENSE – LUXEMBOURG
mensemedia – GERMANY
MetaFusion Pte Ltd – SINGAPORE
Michigan Door – USA
Milenio 3 Genera – MEXICO
Miramar Group – HONG KONG
MM Partners – KOREA
Mubadala Investment Company
   – UAE
Newport3 Communications
   – GERMANY
Next Digital Limited
   – HONG KONG
Nine Labs – USA
Nova Fusion – MALAYSIA
Ohhh! Foundation – GERMANY
OMV Aktiengesellschaft – AUSTRIA
Orange Financial Printing Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Pan American Energy
   – ARGENTINA
Paradise Group – KOREA
Paragraphs Design – USA
Parcel Design – CANADA
People’s Leasing & Finance PLC
   – SRI LANKA
PepperClub – GERMANY
PETRANIX Corporate and
   Financial Communication
   – SWITZERLAND
Plan P. GmbH – GERMANY
PlusX – KOREA
PRATT Institute – USA
PRH Hamburg Kommunikation
   GmbH – GERMANY
Profilwerkstatt GmbH – GERMANY
Protop Financial Press Limited
   – HONG KONG
Publik. Agentur Für Kommunikation
   GmbH – GERMANY
Rahofer Werbeagentur – AUSTRIA
Raymond Ltd – INDIA
REF Financial Press Ltd.
   – HONG KONG
Reg Pauffley – UNITED KINGDOM
Rethink – MALAYSIA
ringzwei – GERMANY
S/O Project – KOREA
Sakaguchi Company – JAPAN
Sedgwick Richardson
   – HONG KONG
SEQUEL – USA
Shian Inc. – JAPAN
Shoemake Photography LLC – USA
Signi Design – MEXICO
Silicon Plus Communications
   PTE Limited – SINGAPORE
SinoMedia Holding Limited
   – CHINA
Smart Media – SRI LANKA
Solomon Financial Press Limited
   – HONG KONG
SS Digital Media – USA
Stagg & Friends GmbH – GERMANY
Stan Gellman Graphic Design Inc.
   – USA
Studio 210, LLC – USA
süden ad agency – GERMANY
Sydinvest – DENMARK
Tayburn – TURKEY
TERRITORY Content to Results
   GmbH – GERMANY
The Dubs – AUSTRALIA
The Hong Kong Society
   for the Aged – HONG KONG
The Open University of Hong Kong
   – HONG KONG
Toppan Merrill Limited
   – HONG KONG
Toyoko Inn Nagano – JAPAN
Troy Chamber of Commerce – USA
Twice Graphics – HONG KONG
United Therapeutics – USA
Va Bene Publishing GmbH
   – GERMANY
VOK Dams Events & Live Marketing
   – GERMANY
Wachovia Securities – USA
Wendy’s Bloggers – USA
WILO SE – GERMANY
Workplace Safety &
   Prevention Services – CANADA
Wynk Design, Inc. – USA
X_Design – MEXICO
Xanadu Communications – USA
Yellow Creative (HK) Limited
   – HONG KONG
YesTogether – IRAN

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2021 PRELIMINARY PANELS OF JUDGES
The International ARC 2021 Awards are presented by the International Academy of Communications Arts & Sciences. The winners of the 35th anniversary competition were selected by panels of judges, totaling over 170 professionals, headed by senior members of the organizations listed below:

33 VISUAL
MEXICO
Andres Mallen – Photographer
Rafael Monroy – Project Director

A.PLUS FINANCIAL
PRESS LIMITED

HONG KONG
Carson Chan – Art Director
Kay Pau – Senior Art Director
Evelyn Tang – Art Director

AIR
Rockville, MD
Luis Martinez – Graphic Design
Martha Mater
   – Mgr., Creative Services
Matt Mowczko – Graphic Design
Lesa Rowe – Art Direction

ARTIST ESTATE STUDIOS
Brooklyn, NY
Peter Freeby – Design Director

ATREVIA COMMUNICACION, S.L.U
Madrid, SPAIN
Eva Lopez – Art Director
Maria Madrigal
   – Publications Director

BANK OF CHINA (Hong Kong)
HONG KONG
Angel Yip
   – Deputy General Manager

BURGESS STRATEGIC
MARKETING SERVICES

Troy, MI
Sandra J. Burgess – Owner

CHINA COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES CORPORATION LTD
HONG KONG
Joanna Lee – Executive Assistant
   to Company Secretary
   & Deputy CFO

CHINA UNICOM
(HONG KONG) LIMITED

HONG KONG
Michelle Lam – Manager of
   Company Secretary Department
Joeling Law
   – Manager, Investor Relations
Enrica Lee
   – Assistant Company Secretary

CHRISTIAN RAHOFER GMBH
Salzburg, AUSTRIA
Elisabeth Hennecke – Copywriter
Christian Rahofer – Agency Owner

CITIC
HONG KONG
Desmond Hu – Manager

CONSULTANT
Chichester, UK
Reg Pauffley – Independent

CONTENT PERFORMANCE
GROUP GMBH

Wien, AUSTRIA
Dr. Katrin Seidel – Editor in
   Chief/Project Manager

COOLGREY DESIGN
WORKSHOP LIMITED

HONG KONG
Kelvin Chung – Creative Director
King Wong – Creative Director

CRE8 (GREATER CHINA) LIMITED
HONG KONG
Wayne Cheung – Head of Design
Jefferson Chiu – Senior Art Director
Ryan Wong – Creative Director

CURRAN + CONNORS, INC.
Ronkonkoma, NY
Jeff Brandi – Chief Creative Officer
Megan Lukas – Art Director
Chez Sienkiewich
   – Regional Vice President

DAIMLER AG
Stuttgart, GERMANY
Karin Schurr – Art Director Photo

DONNELLEY
FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS

HONG KONG
Fan Fung – Senior Designer
Ling Ma – Senior Designer
Ying Tsui – Designer

DNA KOMUNIKA
Jakarta, INDONESIA
Meta Magdalena – CEO
Faisal Bayhakih Umar
   – Creative Director

DOOSAN INFRACORE LTD
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Jung Yun Kim – General Manager

DOTPLUS COMMUNICATIONS
SDN. BHD

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Lin Young – Creative Director

EDICO FINANCIAL PRESS SERVICES LIMITED
HONG KONG
Amy Donati – Executive Director
   & Chief Executive Officer
Heidi Mak – Associate Director
   – Creative & Graphic Department
Ricky Tse – Director,
   Print Bind/Logistics Dept.

EQUITY FINANCIAL PRESS LTD
HONG KONG
Catherine Chan – Director
FAST RETAILING CO. LTD
Tokyo, JAPAN
Yuko Ikeda – Investor Relations

FGI DESIGN

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

FIDUCIA GAD

Hamburg, GERMANY
Maika-Alexander Stangenberg
   – SVP Marketing &
   Corporate Communications

FINAR

Istanbul, TURKEY
Cansu Corak – Project Executive

GENNEX FINANCIAL
MEDIA LIMITED

HONG KONG
Maxx Wong
   – Associate Creative Director
Laetitia Wong
   – Associate Creative Director
Alvin Yip – Associate Art Director

GLOBAL REPORTING SERVICES

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Portia Branton – Owner

GREAT THINKS GMBH

Cologne, GERMANY
Brigitte Laepper-Roehricht
   – Senior Creative Director

HETERMEDIA SERVICES LTD.

HONG KONG
Charles Ho – Design Manager
Orling Or
   – Business Development Director

HGB HAMBURGER GESCHÄFTSBERICHTE
GMBH & CO. KG

Hamburg, GERMANY
Yannik Burtelt – Project Manager
Christa Eickmeyer
   – Managing Director
Boris Fisher – Director
   Consulting and Processes
Claudia Gutsche
   – Senior Consultant

HKBN GROUP

HONG KONG
Gladys Cheng – Director & Head
   of Corp and Marketing Comms
Ryo Yeung
   – Senior Manager – Editorial

I.LINK GROUP LIMITED

HONG KONG
Adrianne Chan – Creative Director
Tony Man – Assistant Art Director
Lammy Yeung
   – Assistant Art Director

INBRAX

Santiago, CHILE
Pancho Gonzalez – CCO

INSIGHT CREATIVE LIMITED

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Mike Tisdall – Founding Director

iONE FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED

HONG KONG
Ricky Chan – Art Director
Axel Kiang – Creative Director
Terry Tam – Art Director

KERRY PROPERTIES LIMITED

HONG KONG
Michelle Lam – Senior Director,
   Sustainability & Communications

M&M

HONG KONG
Mike Moulders – Principal Brand
   Design Consultant

MARKETING CONSULTANT

Troy, MI
Dan Baron – Marketing Consultant

MEDIA GENESIS

Troy, MI
Antoine Dubeauclard – President

MENSALIA GMBH

Vienna, AUSTRIA
Larissa Alterdinger – Consultant
Claudia Baumgarten – Consultant
Christophe Gilet
   – Managing Partner

META FUSION PTE LTD

SINGAPORE
Danielle Bay – Senior Art Director
Francis Chua – Creative Director
David Ferry – Senior Art Director
Nik Kiang – Senior Art Director
Andrew Tang – Senior Art Director
Ian Toh – General Manager

MILENIO 3 GENERA

Mexico City, MEXICO
Daniela Popp – Executive Director

MIRAMAR GROUP

HONG KONG
Lafina Chan – Creative Director

MM PARTNERS

Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Young-il Kim – Senior Director
Sang-Hyeon Lee – Art Director
Jong-Kook Yi – Chief Director
MSI
GRAND DUCHE de LUXEMBOURG
Janine Neves – Relations Presse
   et Communication

NOVA FUSION SDN BHD

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tang Lien – Managing Director

ORANGE FINANCIAL
PRINTING LIMITED

HONG KONG
Carbie Chan – Account Director

PARAGRAPHS LLC

Chicago, IL
Carrie Ceresa – Senior Designer
Dora Rodriguez – Senior Designer

PRATT INSTITUTE

New York, NY
Alisa Zamir – Professor,
   Graduate Communications/
   Packaging Design Department

PROTOP FINANCIAL
PRESS LIMITED

HONG KONG
Jodi Liu – Business
   Development Executive
Penny Sze – Business
   Development Executive

REF FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED

HONG KONG
Shing Chan
   – Associate Creative Director
Alex Choi – Creative Director
Nick Li – Creative Director

RETHINK

Selangor, MALAYSIA
Audrey Soon Chia Ai
   – Operations Director
S. Indran A/L M Subramaniam
   – Chief Executive Officer

RINGZWEI

Hamburg, GERMANY
Dirk Linke – Creative Director

SAKAGUCHI COMPANY

Tokyo, JAPAN
Johnny Law – General Manager
Kiichiro Sakaguchi – President

SHIAN INC.

Tokyo, JAPAN
SHIAN Designers
SHIAN Editors

SMART MEDIA –
THE ANNUAL REPORT COMPANY

Colombo, SRI LANKA
Ajit Chittambalam – Chief Officer
   – Content Development
Ananda Jagoda
   – Chief Creative Officer
Naleen Wijesinghe – Head of Digital
Saman Wijesooriya – Head of Design

SOLOMON FINANCIAL
PRESS LIMITED

HONG KONG
Nicole Chan – Art Director
Jemmie Chiu – Chief Art Director

STAN GELLMAN GRAPHIC DESIGN

St. Louis, MO
Mary Muehlemann – Designer
Teresa Thompson – President
Bryan Wakeland – Senior Designer

TAYBURN

Istanbul, TURKEY
Ronaldo Manosa – CEO
Volkan Satici – Designer

TOPPAN MERRILL LIMITED

HONG KONG
Harry Hui – Senior Designer
Iris Lamb – Assistant Art Director
Bob Yuen – Assistant Art Director

TOY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Troy, MI
Alex Bartell – Marketing &
   Communications Specialist

UNITED THERAPEUTICS/LAB 4

Silver Spring, MD
Bill Rock
   – Executive Creative Director

USA WRITING SERVICES.COM

New York, NEW YORK
Daniel Kennedy
   – Managing Director
Karin Kennedy – Director

WACHOVIA SECURITIES

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

WYNK DESIGN, INC.

Huntington, NEW YORK
Johm Einemann
   – Partner/Creative Director
Kim Ann Piccora
   – Owner/Creative Principal

X_DESIGN

Mexico City, MEXICO
Pilar Munoz – CEO

YELLOW CREATIVE (HK) LTD.

HONG KONG
Rebecca So – Managing Partner
Ellen Zee – Managing Partner

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2020 Final “Virtual” Judge Session

Martha Mater
Manager, Creative Services
AIR
Rockville, MD

Chuck Crocket
Principal
CHC ENTERPRISES
Gorham, ME

Michelle Lam
Asst. Company Secretarial Manager
CHINA UNICOM
Hong Kong

Enrica Lee
Asst. Company Secretary
CHINA UNICOM
Hong Kong

Kelvin Chung
Creative Director
COOLGREY DESIGN
WORKSHOP LTD
Hong Kong

King Wong
Creative Director
COOLGREY DESIGN
WORKSHOP LTD
Hong Kong

Davy Li
Managing Director & Head of Sales
CRE8 (Greater China) LTD
Hong Kong

Meta Magdalena
CEO
DNAKOMUNIKA
Indonesia

Faisal Bayhakih Umar
Creative Director/Founder
DNAKOMUNIKA
Indonesia

Lin Yong
Creative Director
DOTPLUS COMMUNICATIONS
SDN BHD
Malaysia

Trevor Paccione
Creative Director
FGI DESIGN
New York, NY

Susan Weiss
Senior Vice President
FGI DESIGN
New York, NY

Cansu Corak
Project Executive
FINAR KURUMSAL
Turkey

Corrin Chan
CEO & Executive Director
GENNEX FINANCIAL
MEDIA LIMITED
Hong Kong

Maxx Wong
Associate Creative Director
GENNEX FINANCIAL
MEDIA LIMITED
Hong Kong

Brigitte Lapper Rohricht
Creative Director
GREAT THINKS GMBH
Germany
Orling Or
Business Development Director
HETERMEDIA SERVICES LIMITED
Hong Kong

Team 1 Boris Fister & Peter Poppe
Consultant Director,
Managing Partner
HGB HAMBURGER GESCHÄFTSBERICHTE
GMBH & CO. KG
Germany

Team 2 Dagmar Hermannsen
& Maja Janders
Senior Consultant,
Senior Art Director
HGB HAMBURGER GESCHÄFTSBERICHTE
GMBH & CO. KG
Germany

Hidy Shum
Assistant General Manager
I.LINK GROUP LIMITED
Hong Kong

Darren Namaye
Founding Principal/Creative Director
IDEAS ON PURPOSE
New York, NY
                                   

Pancho Gonzalez
CCO
INBRAX
Chile

Axel Kiang
Head of Design/Creative Director
iONE FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Terence Lau
Managing Director
iONE FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Doris Gstatter
Executive Director
IR & MEHR
Austria

Michelle Lam
Senior Director – Corporate & Marketing Communications
KERRY PROPERTIES LIMITED
Hong Kong

Mike Moulders
Brand Design Consultant
M&M CONSULTANCY
Hong Kong

Antoine Debeauclard
President
MEDIA GENESIS
Troy, MI

Janine Neves
Head of Internal Communications
MENSE
Luxembourg

Lafina Chan
Creative Director
MIRAMAR
Hong Kong

Johnny Law
Asia Region Representative
MS OPTICS R&D
Tokyo, Japan

Tang Lien
Managing Director
NOVA FUSION SDN BHD
Malaysia
Reg Pauffley
Founder/Consultant
PAUFFLEY & COMPANY
United Kingdom

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

Audrey Soon
Head of Operations &
Client Servicing
RE:THINK SDN BHD
Malaysia

Alex Choi
Creative Director
REF FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Natasha Fung
Marketing Executive
REF FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Dirk Linke
Creative Director
RINGZWEI
Germany

Shian Inc.
SHIAN
Japan

Vijith Kannangara
Chairman
SMART MEDIA
THE ANNUAL REPORT COMPANY
Sri Lanka

Jemmie Chiu
Art Director
SOLOMON FINANCIAL
PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Patt Yuen
Business Development Director
SOLOMON FINANCIAL
PRESS LIMITED
Hong Kong

Ronaldo Manosa
CEO, CSO& Managing Director
TAYBURN
Turkey

Peter Yeo
Assistant General Manager
TOPPAN MERRILL LIMITED
Hong Kong

Wilson Kwan
Creative Director
TOPPAN MERRILL LIMITED
Hong Kong

Kiicchiro Sakaguchi
Owner
TOYOKO INN NAGANO
Japan

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

Houman Yegani
Brand Communications Strategist
YESTOGETHER
Iran