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2016 Ava Digital Awards Results
24 Communications is honored to receive a platinum award in the AVA Digital Awards 2016 competition for its work on the We Are All Unique video and teacher resource kit, created for the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities. View winners list here.
Credits: Production Company, Sisbro Studios; Actors, Thomas Gibson and Savannah Jameson; Clay Characters by Mattzilla Duron; Written, Directed and Edited by Laura Sams and Robert Sams; Cinematography by Robert Sams; Original Music by Laura Sams and Robert Sams, performed by Laura Sams, Robert Sams, Mike Danner, Jason Wells; Sound Design and Audio Post Production by Jason Wells of Audiowell, LLC; Account Executive, Callie Hincy; Graphic Designer, Jennifer Solt
AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Work ranges from audio and video productions- to websites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs, and podcasts- to interactive social media sites- to other forms of user-generated communication.
AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and free-lance professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs, provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession.
As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. AVA Digital entrants are not charged to enter work they produced pro bono. Over the past several years, AMCP’s Advisory Board gave out over $150,000 in grants to support philanthropic efforts. That money was used for marketing materials for homeless shelters; orphanages; day camps; community theaters and art centers; and for programs and equipment for the elderly and disabled; childcare; and educational endeavors for the underprivileged.
Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. This year there were 2,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 17 other countries. Fourteen percent of the entries won Platinum, the top award and around 19 percent the Gold Award. Approximately 8 percent were Honorable Mention winners.