2012 Winners

Click here to view pictures from the 2012 Awards Ceremony.

Best In Show

  • Title: The Modular Brochure
  • Mission: The Rescue Mission (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Vendor: Brand Innovation Group, LLC
  • Category: Brochures / Over $2,500,000

Judges' Comments: This brochure was chosen for Best in Show because of its uniqueness, creativity, excellence in graphics, consistency in color palette, overall branding, superior image (binding and graphic design), and use of photos and graphics, along with its clean, contemporary design throughout.

Photography

First Place

  • Title: Hopeful
  • Mission: Orlando Union Rescue Mission (Orlando, FL)
  • Photographer: Scott Strebble

Second Place

  • Title: Homeless for the Holidays
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission (Spokane, WA)
  • Photographer: Jessica Morgan

Third Place

  • Title: Tent City—Clothing Bank
  • Mission: Cherry Street Mission Ministries (Toledo, OH)
  • Photographer: Ashley Shaffer

Newsletters/Magazines

Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: On the Battlelines
  • Mission: Albuquerque Rescue Mission (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Vendor: Jannetta LaMort/OneCreative

Second Place

  • Title: Red Door
  • Mission: The Bowery Mission (New York, NY)
  • Vendor: Grizzard Communication Group, Inc.

Third Place

  • Title: HIS hands
  • Mission: The City Mission (Cleveland, OH)
  • Vendor: In-house/Jennifer Akers Graphic Design
Budget Category: $750,000 to $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Rescue Alert
  • Mission: Lexington Rescue Mission (Lexington, KY)
  • Vendor: Brewer Direct, Inc.

Second Place

  • Title: Campus News
  • Mission: Bakersfield Rescue Mission (Bakersfield, CA)
  • Vendor: Grizzard Communication Group, Inc.

Third Place

  • Title: Good News
  • Mission: Hiway 80 Rescue Mission (Longview, TX)
  • Vendor: Brewer Direct, Inc.

Award of Merit

  • Title: The Path News
  • Mission: The Path of Citrus County, Inc. (Beverly Hills, FL)
  • Vendor: Kathryn Sipper/New Eden Graphics

Videos

First Place

Second Place

  • Title: The Gift of Christmas
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (St. Paul, MN)
  • Vendor: i58:10 Media

Third Place

Brochures

Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: The Module Brochure
  • Mission: The Rescue Mission (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Vendor: Brand Innovation Group, LLC

Second Place

  • Title: Union Gospel Mission Packet Folder Brochure
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission (Spokane, WA)
  • Vendor: In-house

Third Place

  • Title: Abigail’s House
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission (Vancouver, BC)
  • Vendor: Zack Bulick Design and Illustration
Budget Category: $750,000 to $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Hope, Healing, Salvation
  • Mission: Hiway 80 Rescue Mission (Longview, TX)
  • Vendor: Brewer Direct, Inc.

Second Place

  • Title: Gifts of Hope Catalog
  • Mission: City Mission (Cleveland, OH)
  • Vendor: Milwaukee Direct Marketing

Third Place

  • Title: General Brochure
  • Mission: Lexington Rescue Mission (Lexington, KY)
  • Vendor: Balance Creative, LLC

Annual Reports

Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: A City Unified — 2011 Annual Report
  • Mission: Atlanta Mission (Atlanta, GA)
  • Vendor: Smbolic

Second Place

  • Title: Providing HOPE — 2011 Annual Report
  • Mission: Nashville Rescue Mission (Nashville, TN)
  • Vendor: In-house

Third Place

  • Title: 2011 Annual Report — 75th Anniversary Edition
  • Mission: Miracle Hill Ministries (Greenville, SC)
  • Vendor: Peculiar

Websites

Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

  • Title: www.ugm.ca
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission (Vancouver, BC)
  • Vendor: In-house/Steve Benjamins, Union Gospel Mission
Budget Category: $750,000 to $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: www.citymission.org
  • Mission: City Mission (Washington, PA)
  • Vendor: Milwaukee Direct Marketing

Second Place

Third Place

  • Title: www.hiway80rm.org
  • Mission: Hiway 80 Rescue Mission (Longview, TX)
  • Vendor: Brewer Direct, Inc.

Podcasts

First Place

Second Place

  • Title: Stories of Hope
  • Mission: The City Mission (Cleveland, OH)
  • Vendor: The City Mission

Third Place

  • Title: Stories from Skid Row
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Vendor: Union Rescue Mission

Blogs

First Place

Second Place

  • Title: Rescue Blog
  • Mission: Open Door Mission (Omaha, NE)
  • Vendor: Open Door Mission

Third Place

Past Winners (2011)

Best In Show

  • Title: 2010 Annual Report
  • Mission: Long Beach Rescue Mission

Simple reason to award this: Design and photography

Photography

First Place

  • Mission: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
  • Photographer: Erica Bucey

Judges Comments: Tells the rescue story, good composition, lighting, and quality.

Second Place

  • Mission: Orange County Rescue Mission
  • Photographer: Ginny Douesnard

Third Place

  • Mission: Atlanta Mission
  • Photographer: Stephen Hunton

Newsletters/Magazines

Budget Category: Up to $750,000

First Place

  • Title: The Path News: The Path of Citrus County

Judges Comments: Nice layout and flow, good use of white space, appropriate use of themes connected to times of year.

Budget Category: $750,000 to $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Beacon
  • Mission: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Judges Comments: Branding is great—it says that the mission does things well and with high quality; consistent use of fonts and font families, clip art family style consistent.

Second Place

  • Title: VRM Fall Newsletter
  • Mission: Visalia Rescue Mission

Third Place

  • Title: The Voice of Victory
  • Mission: Springfield Victory Mission
Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Heart of the Mission
  • Mission: Nashville Rescue Mission

Judges Comments: Contemporary feel, efforts to go out and get well-known people to support and contribute, full of actual news, reporting on lives they touched, emphasis on social media.

Second Place

  • Title: Twin Cities Messenger
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

Third Place

  • Title: The Rescuer
  • Mission: Rockford Rescue Mission

Videos

First Place

  • Title: Winter Shelter
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission

Judges Comments: What stands out about Union Rescue Mission videos is that they feature people still struggling. These aren’t life change testimonies. The videos are reports on conditions on the street today and what the Mission is doing to help. The woman in this video is not your stereotypical homeless and that helps to emphasize that this could happen to anyone. The appeal at the end (we need to raise $100,000 by March 15) is strong, because it’s specific and urgent.

Second Place

  • Title: Unseen
  • Mission: Portland Rescue Mission

Third Place

  • Title: 2010 Annual Appeal
  • Mission: Visalia Rescue Mission

Brochures

Budget Category: Up to $750,000

First Place

  • Title: It’s My Time to Be a Blessing
  • Mission: Wichita Falls Faith Mission

Judges Comments: Good use of four color process. Easy to be reminded about donating.

Budget Category: $750,000 to $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: 2010 Annual Report
  • Mission: Long Beach Rescue Mission

Judges Comments: Amazing use of 2-color process, striking photography, not too heavy of text, use of tabs that provide a visual tour of the mission.

Second Place

  • Title: 2009 Annual Report
  • Mission: Panama City Rescue Mission

Third Place

  • Title: More Than Just A Shelter
  • Mission: Montana Rescue Mission
Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: A Picture of Hope
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission, Twin Cities

Judges Comments: Theme running throughout (following title), well-designed, amazing engagement of reader at end to pull into theme.

Second Place

  • Title: Change
  • Mission: Nashville Rescue Mission

Third Place (tie)

  • Title: Hope Amidst the Storm
  • Mission: Orange County Rescue Mission
  • Title: The Road to Somewhere
  • Mission: Miracle Hill Ministries

Websites

Budget Category: Up to $750,000

First Place

  • Title: www.rockfordrescuemission.org
  • Mission: Rockford Rescue Mission

Judges Comments: The Rockford Rescue Mission website opens up with a unique design, engaging set of photos and very clear mission statement. While more attention could be used within the content within the site in terms of layout and positioning, it provides enough information without being overwhelming – which is why it edged out other websites in its category.

Second Place

  • Title: www.joyjunction.org
  • Mission: Joy Junction, Inc.

Third Place

  • Title: www.faithmissionwf.org
  • Mission: Wichita Falls Faith Mission
Budget Category: $750,000 to $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: www.sundaybreakfast.org
  • Mission: Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission (PA)

Judges Comments: Very clear and persistent call-to-actions and social connections put the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission website at the top of its category. The layout and design is simple, and while it could use a little more creative life, the content is consistent and easy to browse. The site outlines unique ways to give and provides the appropriate links and information to help users do just that.

Second Place

  • Title: www.gfrm.org
  • Mission: Great Falls Rescue Mission

Third Place

  • Title: www.montanarescuemission.org
  • Mission: Montana Rescue Mission
Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: www.urm.org
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission (CA)

Judges Comments: The Union Rescue Mission website engages the user on multiple levels. It is creative in both its design and content and the use of recognizable and memorable headlines and visuals is charming. The site strikes a good balance of informational and encouraging content. Call-to-actions are clear and friendly. The Union Rescue Mission has integrated their social media outlets and have kept those up-to-date to help draw people into the website and engage those that are already there.

Second Place

  • Title: www.ugm.org
  • Mission: Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission

Third Place

  • Title: www.atlantamission.org
  • Mission: Atlanta Mission

Podcasts

First Place

  • Title: Portland Rescue Mission Vidcast
  • Mission: Portland Rescue Mission (Portland, OR)

Judges Comments: Great storytelling, strong and consistent delivery.

Second Place

  • Title: Stories from Skidrow
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission, CA

Third Place

  • Title: Stories of Hope
  • Mission: The City Mission

Blogs

First Place

  • Title: URM Blog
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission, CA

Judges Comments: Really deep, solid blog. The optimism and hope really shines through.

Second Place

  • Title: Portland Rescue Mission Blog
  • Mission: Portland Rescue Mission

Third Place (tie)

  • Title: Rev. Andy Bales Blog
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission, CA
  • Title: Rescue Blog
  • Mission: Open Door Mission