The 2017 IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards “Call for Entries” will begin in late March or early April, a few months later than usual.

The company we have used in the past for online judging is closing its doors effective May 1. This made it impossible for IABC Detroit to continue with the Renaissance Awards on its previous schedule. Instead of doing away with the program, we decided to push everything back a few months.

IABC Headquarters is currently in the process of finalizing a deal with a new judging platform that will provide similar functionality.  In the meantime, the Renaissance Award team is hard at work redefining the categories and guidelines to better reflect the type of communications programs we develop and implement for our organizations and clients.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 13, 2017 for the first-ever IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards Luncheon, taking place at Noon at The Henry in Dearborn.

Watch your email for future updates. And if you have any questions or concerns, please free to contact Debra Salem at 313.203.3032.


For 35 years, the IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards have set the bar high for communicators, not just in our local community. In addition to the IABC Renaissance Awards of Excellence, Honor and Merit, winning entries also are juried and may qualify for Best of Show. Our Renaissance Award winners often continue honing their skill by entering the Silver Quill regional awards and the Gold Quill International awards.


2016 Renaissance Award Winners

Division 1 – Communication Research Management

Category:  External Communication Research

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Provider Manuals: What do users want?

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network

Catherine Vera-Burgos, Sharon McDonnell, Elizabeth Donoghue Colvin, Kelly Guthrie, Lisa Taylor, Kristin Heitmeier, Janise Plata, Sherri Dansby

 

Division 2 – Communication Management

Category:  Internal Communication Measurement

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Hitting the Road With a New Auto Company in Michigan

Allstate Insurance

Trisha Thompson, Meghan Cass, Ryan Foster

 

Category:  Employee Engagement

AWARD OF MERIT

How I Use My Ride: 2016 Employee Calendar

FCA US Internal Communications

Michael McBride, Koo Kim

 

Category:  Employee Engagement

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services – Week of Caring

Mercedes Benz Financial Services

 

Category: Change Communication

AWARD OF MERIT

PeopleSource Change Communication

Linx Consulting, LLC

Janie Brill, Hasbro PeopleSource Change Communication

 

Category: Media Relations

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Chevrolet Find New Roads Trip

MSLGROUP Detroit

 

Category: Media Relations

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants: A Local Focus on National Brands

Identity

Andrea Trapani, Amanda Braniecki, Nikki Little, Morgan Mark

 

Category: Customer Relations

AWARD OF MERIT

Healthy Living and Lifestyle Improvement Campaign

Blue Care Network of Michigan

Jaclyn Wing, Cathy Rauckis

 

Category: Advertising Campaigns

AWARD OF MERIT

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Brand Advertising Campaign: “Connections”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

 

Category: Marketing Communication

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

FCA Pilot for Avoidable ER Use

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Katie Bores, Jason Machasic, Joe Lieblang, Stefanie Hodgson, Meagan Mommersteeg

 

Category: Corporate Social Responsibility

AWARD OF MERIT

Experiencing Perspectives Art Program

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

 

Category: Issues Management and Crisis Communication

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

King v. Burwell Communication Plan

Health Alliance Plan

Tiffany Baker

 

Category: Non-profit Campaigns

AWARD OF MERIT

Michigan Depression Glass Society – 43rd Annual Show

Jonathan Fuhrman, Jennifer Ganem

 

Category: Non-profit Campaigns

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

The Salvation Army’s Doing the Most Good Week Social Media Campaign

Franco Public Relations Group

 

Category: Social Media Programs

AWARD OF HONOR

Blue Care Network Facebook Page Antibiotic Awareness Campaign

Blue Care Network

 

Division 3 – Communication Skills

 Category: Audio Visual

AWARD OF HONOR

LTU Student Stories

Lawrence Technological University

Sharon MacDonell, Anne Adamus, Bruce Annett

 

Category: Publications

AWARD OF HONOR

Experiencing Perspectives Art Exhibition Catalogue

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

 

Category: Publication Design

AWARD OF MERIT

LTU Teaser

Lawrence Technological University

Sofia Lulgjuraj, Anne Adamus

 

Category: Publication Design

AWARD OF HONOR

How I Use My Ride: 2016 Employee Calendar

FCA US Communications

Michael McBride, Koo Kim

 

Category: Other Graphic Design

AWARD OF HONOR

Thanksgiving Card

Lawrence Technological University

Sofia Lulgjuraj, Anne Adamus

 

Category: Other Graphic Design

AWARD OF HONOR

How I Use My Ride: 2016 Employee Calendar

FCA US Communications

Michael McBride, Koo Kim

 

Category: Photography Within a Communications Vehicle

AWARD OF HONOR

Photography as an Essential Part of Social Storytelling

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Andy Hetzel, David Murray, Michael Miller, BCBSM Social Media Team

 

Category: Digital Communication – newsletters, annual reports, special publications

AWARD OF MERIT

Newsstand: Refreshing the Communication Process

Allstate Insurance Company

Ryan Foster

 

Category: Digital Communication Channels – websites, intranets

AWARD OF HONOR

Blue IQ

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Employee Communications

 

Category: Digital Communication Channels – websites, intranets

AWARD OF HONOR

Redesigned Kresge.org Website

The Kresge Foundation

Cynthia B. Shaw, Mark Whitney, Jennifer Kulczycki

 

Category: Digital Communication Channels – websites, intranets

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

ThinkHealth digital magazine

Weber Shandwick and Priority Health

 

Category: Writing – corporate

AWARD OF MERIT

ReThink – Communicating Culture Change

Health Alliance Plan

Erin Johnson