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June 23, 2008 Bren Landon
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Today's DAR Video Wins Multiple Awards for Excellence

WASHINGTON, DC - In addition to being a hit with members and prospective members, the “Today’s DAR” video has now received a number of professional accolades. The DAR membership video has been honored with a Communicator Award, two Telly Awards, and two Ava Awards.

The “Today’s DAR” video received the Award of Distinction in the category of Video - Recruitment in the Communicator Awards competition. The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. This year the competition received over 8,500 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The highly respected Telly Awards also recognized the “Today’s DAR” video with Telly Bronze Awards in the Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video category for Charitable/Not-for-profit Video and for Recruitment Video. The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions.

The DAR video also won the Ava Platinum Award in the Non-Profit Video category and the Gold Award in the Recruitment Video category. The Ava Awards recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, direction, shooting, and editing of audio-visual materials and programs. The Ava Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP).

“Today's DAR” is a must-have informational and recruitment tool that all members can use for public programs and appearances, as well as with their local television and cable outlets. The film celebrates the service work of DAR chapters on the local level and highlights the diversity of the programs and members that make the organization relevant in today’s society.

DVD and VHS copies of “Today’s DAR” are available for sale in The DAR Store at or 1-888-673-2732.

DAR was also recently recognized for one of its other communication pieces when the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) presented their 2008 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation to American Treasure: The Enduring Spirit of the DAR.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children.  Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington, D.C.’s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit


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