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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friends of the Vietnam Center Newsletter Wins National Award

The Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter has been selected as the winner of The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) 2009 National Clarion Award for Most Improved Newsletter (Print). The awards ceremony will be held at AWC’s National Conference in Seattle, Washington on October 17th, 2009. Ann Curry of NBC’s Today Show is being honored at the same ceremony with the AWC’s International Matrix Award and will also be the keynote speaker. The Friends newsletter will be on display for the duration of the conference (October 15-17, 2009).

This year’s Clarion competition attracted nearly 500 entries. There were 97 categories including those for magazines, newspapers, brochures, graphic design, radio, television, advertising, etc. Winners include high-profile national publications such as BusinessWeek, Parade publications, SELF Magazine, and Newsweek just to name a few.

According to the AWC website, the Clarion awards began in 1972 and are open to both men and women as well as members and non-members of AWC. The award was named for the medieval trumpet known for its clarity and symbolizes excellence in clear, concise communications.

The Association for Women in Communications is a national organization whose mission is to champion the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.

Copies of the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter can be downloaded here.

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