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April 11, 2003 Bren Landon
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DAR Media Kit Receives Honorable Mention in International Competition

DAR Media Kit Receives Honorable Mention
 in International Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The new press materials for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) have received an Honorable Mention in the media kit category of the 2003 American Society of Professional Communicators Masters Communication Awards competition. Only one Masters Award winner is named for each of the categories of competition. In almost every category, between one and three entries also have been awarded Honorable Mention.

"I am so proud of the professional accolades we have received for our new media kit," says DAR President General Linda Tinker Watkins.  "We recognize the need to strengthen our national presence, and are thrilled to be honored by the professional community for our public relations material."

The newly formed DAR Public Relations Department worked closely with CRSR Designs (based in Kingston, N.Y.) to create professional promotional materials for the National Society to better reflect the true nature of this dynamic organization. The DAR media kit includes five information sheets that detail the work of the organization as well as four full-color brochures showcasing general membership information, the DAR Museum, the DAR Library, and the DAR Americana Collection.

 "The work submitted for the competition this year was truly outstanding," said Dee McGivern, president of the ASPC. "Professional communicators faced unique challenges in 2002. From a depressed economic environment to political and social instability in the face of pending war, they were asked to help their companies and their clients deliver their messages to the media, the public, customers, employees, investors and analysts in difficult times. The quality of this year's entries — and particularly this year’s winners — is a clear indication that those challenges were successfully met."

The ASPC Masters Communication Awards recognize exemplary work and exceptional achievement across all professional communications. Participants in the international competition include professional communicators working for some of the world’s largest corporations, not-for-profit agencies or as freelance communicators.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the ASPC sponsors two annual competitions, the ASPC Masters Communication Awards competition and the ASPC Annual Report Awards competition. Visit the ASPC Web site,, for additional information and a complete list of winners. For more information on DAR please visit



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