‘Frontiers of Discovery’ cited for excellence, merit


The OLCF’s 2014-15 Annual Report was recently recognized with a “Certificate of Excellence” in the American Inhouse Design competition. It also received the Award of Merit in the 41st Annual V Awards of the Volunteer Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

For the second straight year, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Annual Report has been selected as an award winner by Graphic Design USA and the Volunteer Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Titled “Frontiers of Discovery,” the annual report received a Certificate of Excellence in The American Inhouse Design Awards competition hosted by Graphic Design USA. Award winners were cited for a number of categories, including advertising, brochures, and catalogs. The annual report for the OLCF, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), competed against other annual reports entered in the national competition.

“The American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers, marketing, and communications departments within corporations, publishing houses, nonprofits, universities, and government agencies. It recognizes their creativity, the special challenges they face, and their contributions,” according to a news release from Graphic Design USA.

ORNL’s Jason Smith designed the report. The cover image juxtaposed an individual on Earth’s surface with the vastness of the night sky, representing the wide scope of science domains the OLCF and Titan serve.

“Jason is an award-winning designer,” said Jeff Gary, OLCF Outreach Project Manager. “His designs help us to establish and maintain a strong visual image for the OLCF. We’re proud of his work and happy to celebrate another award for his efforts.”

In addition, “Frontiers of Discovery” received an Award of Merit in the 41st Annual V Awards competition, sponsored by the PRSA Volunteer Chapter. An ORNL video, “ORNL scores success with plutonium-238 production for deep space missions,” also received an Award of Merit. Other notable V Awards winners included the University of Tennessee, Carson-Newman University, and Pellissippi State Community College.

The Volunteer Chapter’s V Awards recognize individuals and organizations “for significant contributions to PRSA, the Volunteer Chapter, and the public relations profession,” according to a news release about the event.

Winners were recognized at the V Awards event May 12.

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