Annual and financial reports win international awards
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CityU's 2000-2001 Annual and Financial Reports took two prizes at the 16th Annual International ARC Awards, the world's largest annual report competition.
The Reports, titled Connecting the World Through Knowledge, won a Silver Award in the financial data section and an Honours Award in the non-profit organizations section. CityU's reports were ranked among the best in a record number 1,600 entries.
The University Publications Office (PUO) is heavily involved in the design, writing and publishing of the Annual Reports. "We are very pleased with the results this year," said Mr Patrick Kwong, PUO's Director. "It's very gratifying to know that our Annual and Financial Reports rank among the best in the world."
The ARC Awards, established by MerComm, Inc in 1987, were created to honor overall excellence in annual reports, and to encourage noteworthy and vital writing, as well as imaginative and original design. This year, nearly 1,600 entries in 12 major categories were submitted by some 800 different companies from 20 countries representing over 170 industries. During a three-week period, the distinguished international panels of judges read and evaluated the annual reports.
Criteria used to choose winners included Cover Design, President's Letter, Writing, Interior Design, Financial Presentation, and Overall, how well the spirit of the company is reflected in the annual report.
Preliminary and final judges represent top-level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 55 different agencies and corporations in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.