I am happy to announce that this morning, the video One Magazine at a Time, received a Communicator Award of Distinction from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The stand-alone video, One Magazine at a Time, was the begining of the project, One Magazine at a Time, which aims to inform the people of Chicago about the nonprofit, Streetwise, and their vendors. This video featuring Steven Riggs, tells his story of growing up in poverty and going to jail for a self-defense murder. After Steven got out of jail, he knew that he had nothing, and needed a way to earn immediate income, so he went to Streetwise.
The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: PureMatter, Condè Nast, Disney, Republica, Sesame Workshop, MTV, Starbucks, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others. See aiva.org for more information.
“We are extremely proud to recognize the work received for the 24th Annual Communicator Awards. This year’s class of entries embodies the ever-evolving marketing and communications industry” noted Derek Howard, director of the AIVA. He added, “On behalf the Academy members, I’d like to applaud the entrants this season for their dedication to producing outstanding content as they continue to push the envelope of creativity.”