SA Publication Forum’s Corporate Publication Competition
Results – 2014

Close on 150 corporate publications, electronic publications and DVDs were entered this year. This is more than the previous year. We were delighted to see so many world-class publications this year and are amazed that several of our top publications continue to find room for improvement. Welcome to the many new publications entered.

A trend this year is that more electronic and digital publications were entered than ever before. We also have a number of new judges on board and this means that fresh eyes assessed your publications. This could mean that marks could be lower than in previous years. This does not mean that your publication is not as good as in previous years. See this as a challenge rather than an obstacle.

To everyone who entered and to everyone who put their special publication up for scrutiny – thank you. This competition is now in its 13th year and we are delighted to see the continued growth in the field of corporate communications.

Special thanks to our competent and hard-working judges and moderators, all of whom have spent many hours judging the publications. We really appreciate your time and expertise.

Publications were judged in terms of writing, communication, design and photography in the following categories:

  • Newspapers
  • Internal magazines (Categories A and B)
  • External magazines (Categories A and B)
  • Internal newsletters
  • External newsletters
  • One-off publications
  • Annual reports
  • DVD newsletters and corporate DVDs
  • Electronic Newsletters
  • Digital publications
  • The best corporate website
  • The best publication with a smaller budget
  • South Africa’s best corporate publication; and
  • Editor of the year
Publications that achieved more than 75% in the categories of writing, communication, design and photography received certificates of merit.
A certificate was awarded to the best achiever in each category, across writing, communication and design.
Trophies were also awarded to the best publication in each category.
The publication with the most appealing cover received the Loretta Steyn Award.
A certificate is awarded to the publication with the best headlines.
A trophy was awarded for the best overall corporate publication of 2014.
Awards were presented to the editor of the year and to the two runners-up.