ROCKVILLE, MDImage One PR receives four leading communications awards for its “Time to Excel” video created for the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families and its out-of-school time youth development initiative, Excel Beyond the Bell.

Image One PR earned the following 2010 awards for the video:

  • Two Gold Hermes Creative Awards (Writing/Video Script and Video/Nonprofit Categories)
  • A Bronze Telly Award (Not-for-Profit Video Category)
  • An APEX Award for Excellence (PR, Public Information Video)

These awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing and communications. Image One PR created the approximate four-minute video as an Excel Beyond the Bell fundraising tool and to help advance quality out-of-school time success in Montgomery County, Maryland. See the video at www.excelbeyondthebell.org/video.html

The Hermes Creative Awards, which are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, recognize outstanding work in the communications industry. About 18 percent of the entries win a Gold Award. More than 3,500 entries were submitted to this year’s international competition. For more about the awards, visit www.hermesawards.com

The Telly Awards receive more than 13,000 entries annually from the finest ad agencies, production companies, TV stations, cable companies, interactive agencies and corporations in the world. For more about the awards, visit www.tellyawards.com

The APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. For more about the awards, visit www.apexawards.com

Previously, Image One PR created a brand strategy, website and visual identity for the Montgomery County out-of-school time system, including a new name (Excel Beyond the Bell), tagline (Laugh, Learn, Achieve), logo, brand materials, vision/mission statements and messages.

Founded in 2002, Image One PR (www.imageonepr.com) provides public relations, marketing, and graphic design services to nonprofits and public-sector clients in the Baltimore, Washington and Virginia Metro region. The Rockville-based firm has received 26 national and international awards for communications excellence.


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