EXCEL Awards

The EXCEL Awards is the largest and most prestigious award program that exclusively recognizes excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing, and communications.

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The 2015 EXCEL Award winners were announced on June 15 at the EXCEL Awards Gala dinner in Washington, D.C.

e-Newsletters: General Excellence

Silver (tie)
ASCD Express, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Silver (tie)
Associations Now Daily News, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Bronze
The Meeting Professional, MPIpulse, Meeting Professionals International

Print Newsletters: General Excellence

Silver
Education Update, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

e-Newsletters: Redesign

Silver
News & Views e-Newsletter, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

Bronze
AAUW Mission & Action, American Association of University Women

Print Newsletters: Redesign

Bronze
Design-Build Institute of America, Integration Quarterly, Design-Build Institute of America

Newsletters: Newswriting

Gold
Community Manager Newsletter, Community Associations Institute

Silver
BriefCASE, Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Bronze
Community College Advancement News, Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Newspapers: General Excellence

Silver
Catholic Health World, Catholic Health Association

Newspapers: Newswriting

Gold
Catholic Health World, September 1, 2014, Catholic Health Association

Silver 
Catholic Health World, Catholic Health Association

Bronze

The Nation's HealthAugust 2014American Public Health Association

Newspapers: Feature Article

Gold (tie)
"Pace Sets the Pace,” Passenger Transport, American Public Transportation Association

Gold (tie)
“How Do Surgeons Know That It's Time to Retire,” Plastic Surgery News, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Silver (tie)
“Grief Camps Offer Children a Safe Environment for Mourning,” Catholic Health World, Catholic Health Association

Silver (tie)
“Dentist Takes Personal Crusade to the Next Level,” ADA News, American Dental Association

Bronze
“Empathy's on Tap in Dementia Friendly Community,” Catholic Health World, Catholic Health Association

Newspapers: Design Excellence

Silver
Catholic Health World, Catholic Health Association

Books: Technical Book

Gold
CDT 2015: Dental Procedure Codes, American Dental Association 

Silver
CAP Benchtop Reference Guides, College of American Pathologists

Bronze (tie)
Berkowitz's Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach, American Academy of Pediatrics

Bronze (tie
Expressing Creativity in Preschool, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Books: Non-Technical Book

Gold
The Boomer List, American Association of Retired Persons

Silver
Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3-5: Phenomenon-Based Learning, National Science Teachers Association

Bronze
The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change, American Meteorological Society

Books: e-Book

Gold
Coaching with Powerful Interactions: A Guide for Partnering with Early Childhood Teachers, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Journals: General Excellence

Silver
American Scientist, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Bronze (tie)
Young Children, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Bronze (tie)
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, SHAPE America

Journals: Feature Article

Gold
“Martian Obsession,” Science Magazine, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Silver
“How to Fight Back Against Antibiotic Resistance,” American Scientist, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Bronze
“e-Cigarettes: Facts, Perceptions, and Marketing Messages,” Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Oncology Nursing Society

Journals: Redesign

Silver
Clinical Researcher, Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Bronze
Science Magazine, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Journals: Cover Design

Silver
APMP Journal, Association of Proposal Management Professionals, Volume 2, Number 1

Journals: Design Excellence

Silver
Science Magazine, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Magazines: General Excellence (10,000 or fewer circulation)

Gold
Landscapes | Paysages, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Silver
AYP, Association of YMCA Professionals

Bronze (tie)
Lighting Design + Application Magazine, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Bronze (tie)
Independent School Magazine, National Association of Independent Schools

Magazines: General Excellence (10,001 to 20,000 circulation)

Gold
Leader's Edge Magazine, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Silver (tie)
Associations Now Magazine, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Silver (tie)

USGBC+ Magazine, U.S. Green Building Council

Magazines: General Excellence (20,001 to 50,000 circulation)

Gold
NACS Magazine, NACS - The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing

Silver
The Meeting Professional, Meeting Professionals International

Bronze
Lodging Magazine, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Magazines: General Excellence (50,001 to 100,000 circulation)

Gold
Suffolk Alumni Magazine, Suffolk University

Silver
PM Network Magazine, Project Management Institute

Bronze
Internal Auditor, The Institute of Internal Auditors

Magazines: General Excellence (More than 100,000 circulation)

Silver (tie)
World Vision Magazine, World Vision

Silver (tie)
HR Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management

Bronze
AAA Living, American Automobile Association

Magazines: Single Topic Issue (10,000 or fewer circulation)

Silver (tie)
“The Design Approach,” Marine Technology Magazine, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Silver (tie)
Net Assets Magazine, National Business Officers Association

Bronze
“Exploring the Psychological Aspects of Hearing Loss,” Volta Voices, Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Magazines: Single Topic Issue (10,001 to 20,000 circulation)

Gold
“Digital You,” Leader’s Edge Magazine, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Silver
“Cultural Shift — How Asia's Transformation Will Shape Business Education,” BizEd Magazine, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Magazines: Single Topic Issue (20,001 to 50,000 circulation)

Gold
“Food That Will Get Them Talking,” The Meeting Professional, Meeting Professionals International

Bronze
“The Whole Student,” ASCA School Counselor, American School Counselor Association

Magazines: Single Topic Issue (50,001 to 100,000 circulation)

Gold
“Food Issue,” World Wildlife Magazine, World Wildlife Fund

Sliver
“Reproductive Rights,” AAUW Outlook, American Association of University Women

Bronze (tie)
“Advancing LGBT Rights,” AAUW Outlook, American Association of University Women

Bronze (tie)
“California Freemason: Civility,”California Freemason, Masons of California

Magazines: Single Topic Issue (More than 100,000 circulation)

Gold
“The Future We Deserve,” IEEE Spectrum, IEEE

Silver
“Caring for Children in Perilous Places,” World Vision Magazine, World Vision

Bronze
“From Hopelessness to Resilience,” The ASHA Leader, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Magazines: Feature Article (10,000 or fewer circulation)

Gold
“What White Children Need to Know About Race,”
Independent School Magazine, National Association of Independent Schools

Silver
“All Smiles,” International Educator Magazine, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Bronze
“Getting into the Game,” The Federal Credit Union, National Association of Federal Credit Unions

Magazines: Feature Article (10,001 to 20,000 circulation)

Gold
“Detroit Green City,” USGBC+ Magazine, U.S. Green Building Council

Silver
“The Great Trade-Off and the Birth of the CAS,” Actuarial Review, Casualty Actuarial Society

Bronze
 “Mom, Alzheimers and the Ethics of Letting Go,” Health Progress, Catholic Health Association

Magazines: Feature Article (20,001 to 50,000 circulation)

Gold
“An Innkeeper's Story,” Lodging Media, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Silver
“The Case for a Nurse Trustee,” Trustee Magazine, American Hospital Association

Bronze (tie)
“Damaging Diets: How Weight Loss Fads and Popular Health Drinks Can Hurt Teeth,” AGD Impact, Academy of General Dentistry

Bronze (tie)
“The Telehospitalist: Will Your Next Job be Inside a Robot?”
ACP Hospitalist, American College of Physicians

Magazines: Feature Article (50,001 to 100,000 circulation)

Gold
“Pediatricians Help Children at Border, Nationwide,” AAP News, American Academy of Pediatrics

Silver
“Learning to Lead: Inside AMC's Mountain Leadership School,” AMC Outdoors, Appalachian Mountain Club

Bronze
“Hope from Tragedy,”The Officer, Reserve Officers Association

Magazines: Feature Article (More than 100,000 circulation)

Gold
“An Even Better Atomic Clock,” IEEE Spectrum, IEEE

Silver
“Business Class,” The Rotarian Magazine, Rotary International

Bronze
“After the Storm,” REALTOR® Magazine, National Association of REALTORS®

Magazines: Editorial

Gold
“Three Rules of Retirement,” The Rotarian Magazine, Rotary International

Silver
“Down, Down, Down The Rabbit Hole,” Mechanical Engineering Magazine, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International

Bronze
“Research, Teaching, Service,” BizEd Magazine, AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Magazines: Column

Silver
“Letter to a Logician,” Sigma Pi Sigma Radiations, Sigma Pi Sigma

Bronze
“Over The Edge: Taking Steps to Prevent Suicides in Hotels,” Lodging Magazine, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Magazines: Redesign (10,000 or fewer circulation)

Silver
Impact Magazine, Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

Bronze (tie)
Administrative Eyecare, American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators

Bronze (tie)
Marketer Journal, Society for Marketing Professional Services

Magazines: Redesign (10,001 to 20,000 circulation)

Bronze
ASBMB Today Magazine
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Magazines: Redesign (20,001 to 50,000 circulation)

Silver (tie)
Independent Agent Magazine, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

Silver (tie)
Professional Photographer Magazine, Professional Photographers of America

Bronze
Round the Table, Million Dollar Round Table

Magazines: Cover Illustration

Gold
“The High Road,” MOVE Magazine, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Silver
“Evening Mountain Horses,” Tribal College Journal, American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Bronze
Electrical Contractor, Lighting Special Report,
National Electrical Contractors Association

Magazines: Cover Photography

Gold
be.magazine, Bounce Back: The Healing Power of Fitness, be.group

Silver
“Defying the Bully of Wall Street,” Leader's Edge Magazine, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Bronze
American Forests, A Precarious Partnership of Pine and Bird
American Forests

Magazines: Cover Mixed-Media

Gold
Cummings Veterinary Medicine, Backyard Battles
Tufts University

Silver
“Can Diet Improve Behavior?” Food Technology Magazine, Institute of Food Technologists

Bronze
“Digital You,” Leader's Edge Magazine, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Magazines: Feature Story Design (10,000 or fewer circulation)

Bronze
“What's the Cache?” American Forests, American Forests

Magazines: Feature Story Design (10,001 to 20,000 circulation)

Gold
“The Four Horsemen,” Leader's Edge Magazine,
Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Silver
“Buck Shot,” Leader's Edge Magazine, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Bronze
“Wired for Profit,” Leader's Edge Magazine, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Magazines: Feature Story Design (20,001 to 50,000 circulation)

Silver
“Portraits that Sell,” Professional Photographer, Professional Photographers of America  

Bronze (tie)
“Let's Go!” Professional Photographer, Professional Photographers of America

Bronze (tie)
“Black Warrior: A Buffalo Soldier Looks Back,” Contingencies,
American Academy of Actuaries

Magazines: Feature Story Design (More than 100,000 circulation)

Silver
“Rwanda 20 Years Later: Healing Hearts,” World Vision Magazine, World Vision

Bronze (tie)
“Shining a Light,” Cancer Today, American Association for Cancer Research

Bronze (tie)
“It Ends Here,” The Rotarian Magazine, Rotary International

Magazines: Design Excellence (10,000 or fewer circulation)

Silver (tie)
Nobles Magazine, Noble and Greenough

Silver (tie)
Landscapes | Paysages, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects,

Bronze
AYP, Association of YMCA Professionals

Magazines: Design Excellence (10,001 to 20,000 circulation)

Gold
Leader's Edge Magazine, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Silver
Risk Management, Risk and Insurance Management Society

Bronze
Health Progress, Catholic Health Association

Magazines: Design Excellence (20,001 to 50,000 circulation)

Silver
Lodging Magazine, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Bronze (tie)
Associations Now Magazine, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Bronze (tie)
NACS Magazine, NACS - The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing

Magazines: Design Excellence (50,0001 to 100,000 circulation)

Bronze
PM Network Magazine, Project Management Institute

Magazines: Design Excellence (More than 100,000 circulation)

Gold
The Rotarian Magazine, Rotary International

Bronze
AAA Living, American Automobile Association

Promotional Publications: Annual Report — Digital/Online

Silver
2013 Annual Report, Americans for the Arts

Promotional Publications: Annual Report — Print

Gold
A Banner Year: 2014 Year in Review, American Forests

Silver
Because of This House: Habitat for Humanity International Annual Report, Habitat for Humanity International

Bronze
Annual Report 2014, Congregation Beth Sholom

Promotional Publications: Special Report — Digital/Online

Gold
Virgin Territory Report, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Silver
The Journey, College of American Pathologists

Promotional Publications: Special Report — Print

Gold
Restaurants: Industry of Opportunity, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Silver
Internationalizing the Campus 2014, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Promotional Publications: Media Kit — Digital/Online

Silver
AHIMA Digital Media Planner, American Health Information Management Association

Bronze
Best in American Living Media Kit, National Association of Home Builders

PromotionaL Publications: Media Kit — Print

Gold
Media Planner, NACS - The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing

Silver
2015 Marketing Portfolio, American Water Works Association

Bronze
Media Kit, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Promotional Publications: Directory, Buyers' Guide, or Catalog — Print

Silver
2014 Associations Now Buyer's Guide, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Bronze (tie)
PSIA-AASI Accessories Catalog, Professional Ski Instructors of America - American Association of Snowboard Instructors

Bronze (tie)
NSTA Recommends Fall 2014 Catalog, National Science Teachers Association

Promotional Publications: Brochure — Educational

Gold
ASHA CD Calendar, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Silver
Best Foot Forward, MOAA 2014 Transition Guide, Military Officers Association of America

Promotional Publications: Brochure — Event/Convention

Gold
"Out of the Ordinary," 2014 CAI Annual Conference & Exposition Brochure, Community Associations Institute

Silver
2014 ASAE DELP, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Bronze
ASAE Business of Meetings Certificate Program Brochure, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Promotional Publications: Brochure — Membership

Gold
ASHA Special Interest Group Brochures, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Silver
Big Words ASA Membership Brochure, American Staffing Association

Promotional Publications: Direct Mail-Single Piece — Educational

Gold
ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Direct Mail Brochure, American Bankers Association

Silver
Health Law Curriculum Toolkit Mailer, American Health Lawyers Association

Promotional Publications: Direct Mail-Single Piece — Event/Convention

Gold
"A New Formula,” 2014 AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition Postcard, American Assocation of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Silver
2015 APTA Meetings Menu, American Public Transportation Association

Promotional Publications: Direct Mail-Single Piece — Other

Gold
AAHA Tampa 2015 Marketing Opportunities Flicker Card, American Animal Hospital Association

Silver
2014/2015 AOPA Media Calendar, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Promotional Publications: Direct Mail Campaign — Event/Convention

Gold
2014 ASAE Annual Meeting, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Silver
2014 TMA Annual Direct Mail Marketing Campaign, Turnaround Management Association

Promotional Publications: Direct Mail Campaign — Membership

Gold
2014 ASA Membership Recruitment Big Words Campaign, American Staffing Association

Promotional Publications: Advertisement-Single Piece — Event/Convention

Bronze
2014 ASHA Convention Advertisement, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Promotional Publications: Advertising Campaign — Educational

Bronze
EDUCAUSE Visual Campaign: Designing the Digital Future, EDUCAUSE

Promotional Publications: Advertising Campaign — Event/Convention

Silver
Clinical Nutrition Week 2015 Campaign, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Promotional Publications: Advertising Campaign — Other

Silver (tie)
C-Suite National Awareness Campaign, Building Owners and Managers Association International

Silver (tie)
ASHA Professional Development 2014 Branding Campaign, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Bronze
ASHA Wire Campaign, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Promotional Publications: Convention Daily — Digital/Online

Silver (tie)
AIC Daily Drive, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Silver (tie)
AASA Conference Daily Online, AASA: The School Superindendents Association

Bronze
2014 Every Building Conference & Expo Dailies, Building Owners and Managers Association International

Promotional Publications: Onsite Convention Program — Print

Gold
CASE-NAIS 2015 Program, Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Bronze
NACS Leadership Forum Directory, NACS - The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing

Media Innovation: Social Media Strategy

Gold
"Power of Liberal Arts" campaign, Council of Independent Colleges

Silver (tie)
“Use Your Voice,” Habitat for Humanity International

Silver (tie)
“Educating the Public about Psychological Science through Social Media,” Association for Psychological Science

Bronze
AUA 2014 campaign, American Urological Association

Media Innovation: Integrated Mixed-Media Campaign — Educational

Gold
"Power of Liberal Arts" campaign, Council of Independent Colleges

Silver
Drinking Water Week 2014 campaign, American Water Works Association

Media Innovation: Integrated Mixed-Media Campaign — Event/Convention

Gold
WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition 2014, WorldatWork

Silver
#ATsAre Campaign, National Athletic Trainers' Association

Bronze
AAP Career Fair, American Academy of Pediatrics

Media Innovation: Integrated Mixed-Media Campaign — Membership

Silver
Growing your Business, NACS - The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing

Bronze
CAS Student Central, Casualty Actuarial Society

Media Innovation: Integrated Mixed-Media Campaign — Other

Silver
“Because of this house...,” Habitat for Humanity International

Bronze
“Celebrating the CAS Centennial,” Casualty Actuarial Society

Media Innovation: Video

Silver (tie)
“Restoring the Lost Pines,” American Forests

Silver (tie)
“Use Your Voice,” Habitat for Humanity International

Bronze
“Urology Care Foundation Awareness Video,” American Urological Association

Media Innovation: Podcast

Gold
Podcast Series, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

Bronze
“Advancement Talk,” Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Media Innovation: Mobile Application — Educational

Gold
CDT Code Check, American Dental Association

Media Innovation: Mobile Application — Magazine

Silver
ACR Bulletin Magazine, American College of Radiology

Bronze
TD Magazine, Association for Talent Development

Media Innovation: Mobile Application — Other

Gold
"I'm Stuck” app, Building America's Future

Silver
ICMA-RC's Mobile App, ICMA-RC

Web Publishing: General Excellence — Association Site

Silver (tie)
www.amtamassage.org, American Massage Therapy Association

Silver (tie)
www.thebegroup.orgbe.group

Bronze
ASHA Wirepubs.asha.org, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Web Publishing: General Excellence — Blog

Gold
Associations Now Blogsassociationsnow.com/blogs, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Silver
AAUW Blogwww.aauw.org/blog, American Association of University Women

Bronze
ASCOConnection.org Commentary, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Web Publishing: General Excellence — Event/Convention

Gold
American Urological Association 2015 Annual Meeting Websitewww.aua2015.org, American Urological Association

Silver
CAS Centennial Celebration Website, centennial.casact.org,
Casualty Actuarial Society

Web Publishing: General Excellence — Magazine

Gold
USGBC+ Magazine, U.S. Green Building Council

Silver
The Rotarian Magazine, Rotary International

Bronze
Internal Auditor, The Institute of Internal Auditors

Web Publishing: Design Excellence

Gold
Goodwill of Greater Washington Website, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Silver (tie)
Eos - Earth & Space Science News, Eos.org, American Geophysical Union

Silver (tie)
AssociationsNow.com, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Bronze
SPS Careers Toolbox, www.spsnational.org/careerstoolbox, American Institute of Physics

Web Publishing: Editorial Excellence

Gold
AssociationsNow.com, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

Silver
asme.org, American Society of Mechanical  Engineers International

Bronze
FutureFood2050.com, Institute of Food Technologists

Web Publishing: Redesign

Gold
www.dcgoodwill.org, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Silver
americanstaffing.net, American Staffing Assocation

Bronze
journal.ahima.orgJournal of AHIMA website, American Health Information Management Association

Web Publishing: Blog Post

Gold
“Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2014,” http://blog.artsusa.org/2014, Americans for the Arts

Silver (tie)
Beverly Carter: She Was an Angel on Earth,” http://speakingofrealestate.blogs.realtor.org/2014National Association of REALTORS®

Silver (tie)
“The Last Day of Microsoft Research in Silicon Valley,” View from the Valley, http://spectrum.ieee.org/blog/view-from-the-valley, IEEE

Bronze
“Member Describes his Harrowing Experience Overcoming Ebola, ” www.aafp.org/news/2014, American Academy of Family Physicians