The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) recently
announced final results of its 2005 Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Awards
competition and NIH hauled home lots of hardware. In fact, NIH won
more honors than any other agency of the Department of Health and
Human Services. Every year, NAGC hosts the awards that recognize
the best in writing, editing, photography, speechwriting, video and
other communication specialties produced by local, state and federal
governments. More than 600 entries were submitted for 2005. Below
are categories and winners that included NIH'ers.
||NIH News in Health won honors, as did some
of its contents, in the recent NAGC Blue Pencil Awards competition.
Blue Pencil Winners (Publications)
Feature Article — Second Place (tie), "Hidden Persuaders:
The Mindless Eating that Adds Pounds," Office of Communications
and Public Liaison, OD, Marcia Doniger, Harrison Wein; Margaret
Georgiann, Whim Whams Illustration Studio.
Award of Excellence (tie), "The End of One Size Fits All Medicine?
Personalized Medicine Showing Promise," Harrison Wein, OCPL; Alison
Davis, Alisa Zapp Machalek, NIGMS.
Soft Cover Book/50 pages or more — First Place (tie), Inside
the Cell, NIGMS, Alisa Zapp Machalek, Alison Davis, Kirstie
Saltsman. Second Place, Aging Hearts and Arteries: A Scientific
Quest, Doug Dollemore, National Institute on Aging; John
Vance, Levine and Associates; Freddi Karp, NIA.
Soft Cover Book/17 to 49 pages — Second Place, Working
with Your Older Patient, Freddi Karp, Janice Lynch Schuster,
NIA; John Vance, Levine and Associates.
Soft Cover Book/17 to 49 pages — First Place, Can Alzheimer's
Disease Be Prevented?, Patricia D. Lynch, NIA; David Burton,
Johnson, Bassin and Shaw.
Brochures/Booklets — Second Place, Findings (September
2005 issue), NIGMS, Alison Davis, Emily Carlson; Award of Excellence
(tie), What I Need to Know About Diarrhea, National Digestive
Diseases Information Clearinghouse, Heather Wallace, Kathy Kranzfelder.
External Newsletter — Second Place, NIH News in Health,
Harrison Wein, OCPL; Bryan Ewsichek, ORS/MAPB; Margaret Georgiann,
Whim Whams Illustration Studio.
Most Improved Publication — First Place, Inside the
Cell, NIGMS, Alisa Zapp Machalek, Alison Davis, Kirstie
Saltsman. Second Place, NIH News in Health, Harrison
Wein, OCPL; Bryan Ewsichek, ORS/MAPB; Margaret Georgiann, Whim
Whams Illustration Studio.
News Release — First Place, "Diet, Exercise, Stimulating
Environment Help Old Dogs Learn," Doug Dollemore, NIA.
Special Product — Award of Excellence (tie), Diabetic Eye
Disease - An Educator's Guide, National Eye Institute, Rosemary
Janiszewski, Linda Huss, Leslie Rivera; Biomedical Beat Bookmark,
Emily Carlson, Ann Dieffenbach, NIGMS.
Gold Screen Winners (Video, Multimedia or Internet Products)
Video News Release — First Place, Video "Bites and B-roll" package
on Amblyopia, NEI, Judith Stein; Edith Wooten, Patricia Cook, Ogilvy
Best Use of Animation — Award of Excellence, Age-related
Macular Degeneration Animation, NEI, Judith Stein; Edith Wooten,
Patricia Cook, Ogilvy PR Worldwide.
Web Site I — Second Place, NIGMS Web Site, NIGMS Office
of Communications and Public Liaison; Award of Excellence (tie),
HINTS Web Site, NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Science,
Mary Schwarz, MMG; Bradford Hesse, Rick Moser, NCI.