2013 Winners

Best In Show

  • Title: www.urm.org
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles
  • Vendor: Convio and URM
  • Category: Websites / Over $2,500,000

Judge’s Comments: The Union Rescue Mission website is impressive. Visitors are immediately immersed in the culture and cause of the organization with the homepage slider. Information is organized neatly, and it’s easy to find what you are looking for.

Photography

First Place

  • Title: Untitled
  • Mission: Denver Rescue Mission
  • Photographer: Rachel Grieman

Second Place

  • Title: Found Hope
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission of Spokane

Third Place

  • Title: Untitled
  • Mission: Denver Rescue Mission
  • Photographer: Kristin Johnson

Newsletters/Magazines

Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Battlelines
  • Mission: Albuquerque Rescue Mission

  • Vendor: OneCreative

Judge’s Comments: Compelling photos. Consistently branded department headers. Stories of lives transformed. Clear calls to action. Great example of how to use stock art. Good social media use.

Battlelines

Second Place

  • Title: Changing Lives
  • Mission: Denver Rescue Mission

  • Vendor: In-house
Changing Lives

Third Place

  • Title: His Hands
  • Mission: The City Mission

  • Vendor: In-house
His Hands
Budget Category: $750,000 to $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Visalia Rescue Mission Newsletter
  • Mission: Visalia Rescue Mission

  • Vendor: Eric Cribbs-New Media Designs

Judge’s Comments: The layout is energetic and interesting; graphics are contemporary; includes a handy response device.

Visalia Rescue Mission Newsletter

Second Place

  • Title: Rescue Alert
  • Mission: Lexington Rescue Mission

  • Vendor: Brewer Direct

Third Place

  • Title: Good News
  • Mission: Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Ministries
  • Vendor: Brewer Direct

Videos

First Place

  • Title: Pops
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles
  • Vendor: Chronicle Project

Judge’s Comments: “Pops” presented by the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles represents a fanatic illustration of taking a “Macro” Organization and bringing it down to the “micro”. Pop’s story of redemption and discovering meaning & purpose through the Mission after a lifetime of pain and addiction, communicates the effectiveness and overall reach of the Union Rescue Mission. With powerful visuals, effective storytelling, and an emotionally engaging music score, this video not only has the power to inspire those that support the Mission but silences even the harshest of skeptics.

Second Place

  • Title: Women & Children Services
  • Mission: Atlanta Mission
  • Vendor: Velocity Productions

Third Place

  • Title: Visalia Year End Review
  • Mission: Visalia Rescue Mission
  • Vendor: Third Element Studios

Brochures

Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Women’s Recovery: Rebuilding Broken Lives
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission of Spokane

  • Vendor: In-house

Judge’s Comments: Compelling cover photo. Contemporary graphics. “Next Steps” page evokes response.

Second Place

  • Title: Saving Lives, Building Hope Campaign
  • Mission: Rockford Rescue Mission

  • Vendor: Larson Group Design

Third Place

  • Title: Hope Begins Here
  • Mission: Wheeler Mission Ministries

  • Vendor: Brewer Direct
Budget Category: $750,000 to $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Rescued Treasures Thrift Store Handout
  • Mission: Visalia Rescue Mission

  • Vendor: Eric Cribbs–New Media Deigns

Judge’s Comments: Simplistic design is appropriate and effective; use of colors and fonts are current and eye-catching. There’s also a strong social media call-to-action.

Annual Reports

Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: Nashville Rescue Mission Annual Report
  • Mission: Nashville Rescue Mission

  • Vendor: In-house

Judge’s Comments: Draws strong attention to lives changed by personalizing the mission’s work. Provides facts about homelessness and how the mission meets needs. Compelling photos; appropriate use of white space; financial aspects are clearly and attractively displayed.

Second Place

  • Title: 2012 Annual Report: Rescue, Recover, Restore
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission Yakima

  • Vendor: BBOLD

Third Place

  • Title: The Power to Change is Still the Same
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

  • Vendor: UGMTC Staff/Exodus Design

Websites

Budget Category: Over $2,500,000

First Place

  • Title: www.urm.org
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles
  • Vendor: Convio and URM

Judge’s Comments: The Union Rescue Mission website is impressive. Visitors are immediately immersed in the culture and cause of the organization with the homepage slider. Information is organized neatly, and it’s easy to find what you are looking for.

Second Place

Third Place

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

First Place

Judge’s Comments: The Lexington Rescue Mission website displays content very well in an uncluttered interface. It’s easy to find information, and the home page gives a good indication of the goal and mission of the organization.

Second Place

  • Title: www.vrmhope.org
  • Mission: Visalia Rescue Mission
  • Vendor: Cloversites & Jessica Cavale

Podcasts

First Place

Judge’s Comments: Word from the Curb is a true video blog with timely and fresh posts and content on specific topics with URL, facebook, and twitter mentions at the end. The navigation is logically placed in the menu, and recent entries are featured in the Twitter feed. The “Man on the Street” device is used very well. The series is wonderfully raw and provides plenty of lush, poignant videos about homelessness. The unvarnished honesty was really refreshing.

Second Place

  • Title: Skidrow Stories
  • Mission: Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles
  • Vendor: Chronicle Project

Third Place

Blogs

First Place

  • Title: Mission Musings
  • Mission: Souls Harbour RESCUE Mission
  • Vendor: In-house

Judge’s Comments: The voice of this blog is amazingly vibrant and radiates enthusiasm. While the work is serious, a sense of optimism comes through. The blog provides a variety of fresh posts with content ranging from events to book reviews and shows the scope of work done by the mission with a light touch. Averaging 4 posts a month.

Second Place

Third Place

  • Title: Impact Blog
  • Mission: Union Gospel Mission of Spokane
  • Vendor: In-house