The 2021 issue of SPH This Year, the School of Public Health’s annual year-in-review magazine, won two Circle of Excellence Awards—Gold and Silver—from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) on June 22.
The publication represented a collaboration between Boston University’s Creative Services and the SPH Communications team. The magazine brought the past, present, and future to life, outlining the school’s 45-year history, addressing the issues facing public health and healthcare in a post-COVID era, and showcasing the SPH community’s hope for the future of the field.
The international awards program honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools, and affiliated nonprofit organizations.
The magazine received the Gold Award in the Design: Publications category, with the judges calling it a “very impressive publication with an excellent reader reveal that serves to set the tone for the content inside,” and highlighting the “visual execution and dynamic use of white space and illustrations.”
SPH This Year also took silver for the Publications: President’s Reports and Annual Reports category, with the judges describing it as a piece that “demonstrates innovation and creativity” with a “great use of color and photography.”
BU received a total of 15 awards, the highest number of awards by any higher education institution this year.
CASE received a record number of 4,510 entries for consideration in 100 categories by 636 member institutions of higher education, independent schools, and nonprofits, from 28 countries. Judges gave more than 600 Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Grand Gold Awards. The winners were selected based on overall quality, innovation, use of resources, and the impact on the institution or its external and internal communities.
The 2022 issue of SPH This Year, which showcases the school’s commitment to advancing public health in the areas of climate, the planet, and health; cities and health; mental and behavioral health; health inequities; and infectious diseases, will be published in the fall.