The Association for Women in Communications Announces 2005 Clarion Award Winners

Roseville PR Firm & Roseville Joint Union H.S. District Win International Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Outstanding work by Roseville, California-based public relations firm Drisha Leggitt & Company Communications (DLCC) and the Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) has earned the top award in the 2005 “Clarion Award of Excellence” competition for the “Reference and Resource Directory” category.  The winning entry, entitled “The Roseville Joint Union High School District Facilities Master Plan,” recently received the prestigious, international “Clarion” award from The Association for Women in Communications.

In its 33rd year, the Clarion program honors excellence worldwide, across all communication disciplines. Named for the medieval trumpet known for its clarity, the Clarion Awards symbolize excellence in clear, concise, communications.  Clarion winners represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions.  Judges base their selections on substance, style, originality and achievement of objective, choosing only one winner in each category. 

“There is no higher honor than having one’s work recognized as among the best in the communications industry worldwide,” stated Drisha Leggitt, President of Drisha Leggitt and Company Communications.  “Working with the Facilities Development Department of the Roseville Joint Union High School District, and particularly with Facilities Development Department Director Chris Grimes, was such a pleasure.  While this was a challenging document to create, everyone involved recognized the importance of it.  We wrote and rewrote, and designed and re-designed; until we thought we had a product that was inexpensive to produce, but still provided a clear message, photos and graphs, accurate facts, understandable projections, and conveyed reasonable recommendations. Thankfully, the Association for Women in Communications seemed to have agreed that we achieved our communications goals.  And knowing that our reference document was judged against documents created by international corporations with enormous budgets, and our humble Roseville Joint Union High School District Facilities Master Plan still took the category’s top award, makes us quite proud.”

Founded in 1909, The Association for Women in Communications has more than 3,500 members worldwide.  AWC champions the advancement of women across all communication disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.

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