SEI Highlights

Synergy Wins Awards in Six of the NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Categories

Synergy’s digital communication specialists produce a variety of multimedia products each year. This year, the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) recognized SEI’s innovative efforts with awards in six categories. Synergy’s ability to produce innovative multimedia resulted in state and federal agency judges praising our creative and engaging approach to design, use of multicultural photos, and ability to ensure low costs without compromising quality. Synergy won awards for the following products in the following categories.

Category 6: Brochures-Booklets (Award of Excellence)
Title: National Center for Education Statistics Student Brochure (English and Spanish)

To help gather data on impact of school crime, SEI incorporated a Manga comic feel to improve survey response from a young multicultural audience.

Category 21: Poster (Award of Excellence)
Title: National Institute on Drug Abuse/American Psychiatric Association Meeting Poster

We gave our client a crisp visual solution to the challenge of representing the many research areas featured at a national conference.

Category 24: Shoestring Budget (1st Place)
Title: Strategy Boosters: Lessons Learned from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity Educational Partnership Grants

Understanding our client's goals allowed us to transform a "just the facts" report into a graphically appealing "how to" learning tool.

Category 25: Conference Materials (2nd Place)
Title: 21st Century Community Learning Centers 2012 Summer Institute Conference

Synergy worked with a "no time for errors" schedule to deliver creative and comprehensive program materials for a 100+ session conference.

Category 28: Public Affairs Program (1st Place)
Title: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 2012 Prevention Day Video Clips

We developed a culturally sensitive and creative video series where individuals recorded candid personal stories about behavioral health.

Category 33: Electronic Publication (Award of Excellence)
Title: National Center for Education Statistics Condition of Education 2012 Report

Synergy expanded the reach–and appeal–of a 378-page statistical report with an animated video summary and conversion into an e-book format.

NAGC’s international awards program recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. Visit their awards page to learn more.