Habitat for Humanity wins communications awards for excellence in 2011

ATLANTA (Aug. 12, 2011) — Habitat for Humanity International recently garnered several awards for its efforts in communicating the organization’s mission and work around the world in the areas of print, web and video.

The nonprofit received recognition honoring its website, flagship publication Habitat World and staff newsletter Habichat, as well as for a number of internally-produced video productions.

“By sharing and communicating Habitat’s work and accomplishments, we are able to turn the public’s attention to the vast need for affordable shelter around the world,” said Chris Clarke, senior vice president of Marketing and Communications with Habitat for Humanity International. “We thank each of these groups for the recognition they’ve given to the team of talented professionals whom I have the good fortune to count as colleagues.”

The awards include:

Nielsen Norman Group Intranet Annual Design 2011
Habitat for Humanity International’s intranet/extranet site has been recognized as one of the world’s top 10 sites by research design firm Nielsen Norman Group. The site provides a single location where Habitat users can access and share knowledge, resources and tools needed to help eliminate poverty housing. This is the 11th year that Nielsen Norman Group has held the design competition. Habitat is the only nonprofit organization to receive the award in 2011.

31st EXCEL Awards
Habitat for Humanity took home two honors during Association Media & Publishing’s 31st Annual EXCEL Awards, which honor the best and brightest in association media and publishing. In the recent competition,Habitat World, Habitat’s quarterly publication, was honored for general excellence in the Magazine category, while the web pages for Habitat’s 2010 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project were awarded for editorial excellence in the Web Publishing category.

32nd Annual Telly Awards
Habitat for Humanity International’s video team has won seven Telly Awards in national competition. The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web, generating more than 10,000 entries each year. This year’s competition brings to 10 the number of Telly Awards won by Habitat’s video production team for eight different videos in two years.

LACP 2010 Inspire and Vision Awards
League of American Communications Professionals chose Habichat, Habitat for Humanity International’s staff newsletter, as one of the recipients of the 2010 Inspire Awards. The competition, focusing on internal and employee communications, drew more than 425 entries, representing a broad range of industries and organizational sizes. Habichat won the Gold award in the Print-Based category, with a score of 98 out of 100. The judges noted the quality and variety of its content. Habichat also placed 26th in the Top 50 of all publications entered.

Habitat for Humanity also won top honors in the nonprofit category in this year’s LACP Vision Awards competition. The Vision Awards recognizes the outstanding annual reports of the past twelve months. More than 5,000 entries from around the world were reviewed for the award. The annual report published by Habitat for Humanity not only won the Platinum Award for the nonprofit category, but also placed 44th out of the top 100 reports entered into the competition.

2011 Gamma Awards
Habitat World received top honors in the General Excellence, Best Photography, Best Single Issue and Best Feature categories during the Magazine Association of the Southeast’s annual GAMMA awards. The GAMMA Awards are judged by magazine editors and designers from all over the country and recognize editorial and design excellence in magazine publishing.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.