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CASE Awards

The annual CASE awards recognize best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, advancement services, special events and outstanding communications for colleges and universities.

2020-2021 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • Grand gold — Fall 2019 Seek research magazine in the targeted magazines category. Seek is prepared and produced in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

    2019 Seek magazine cover

  • Grand gold — Design of Food First magazine for the Kansas Healthy Food Initiative in the multipage publication category.

    2019 KHI Food First magazine cover

  • Grand gold — Websites created for the university for prospective students to help find academic interest areas, programs and degrees in the digital communications-institutional websites category.
  • Gold — Every Wildcat a Wellcat campaign in the communications pivot category.
  • Gold — Fall 2019 Seek research magazine in the periodicals and magazines design category.
  • Gold — K-State viewbook in the multipage publication design category.
  • Gold — #kstatestrong campaign in the digital communications-social media category.
  • Gold — K-State Online website in the digital communications-institutional websites category.
  • Gold — Fall 2019 Seek research magazine in the magazines on a shoestring category.
  • Gold — "We Speak Your Name" video, prepared for the K-State Alumni Association, in the general information long video category.
  • Gold — Alumni Excellence Award to Marlin Fitzwater video, prepared for the K-State Alumni Association, in the general information long video category.
  • Gold — Every Wildcat a Wellcat campaign "I Wear a Mask Because" video in the general information short video category.
  • Gold — "Graduating in Just Three Years" in the student recruitment long video category.
  • Gold — Videos for the #kstatestrong campaign in the videos on a shoestring category.
  • Gold — "Minding the mind: How scientists study our changing brains" from the fall 2019 issue of Seek magazine in the feature writing category.
  • Silver — K-State student mini viewbook in the multipage publication design category.
  • Silver — Admitted student welcome letter for single-page publication design.
  • Silver — "Don't Make the World Wait" university branding campaign in the marketing-institutional branding programs category.

    Don't Make the World Wait billboard

  • Silver — Every Wildcat a Wellcat branding campaign in the marketing-institutional branding programs category.
  • Silver — Fall 2019 issue of Seek research magazine in the institutional relations-research publications category.
  • Silver — Every Wildcat a Wellcat video in the general information short video category.
  • Silver — 2020 K-State Open House video in the general information short video category.
  • Silver — Gerontology program graduate student recruitment video in the student recruitment short video category.
  • Bronze — T-shirt design for the College of Health and Human Sciences in the specialty pieces design category.

    College of Health and Human Sciences name change t-shirt design

  • Bronze — K-State COVID-19 website in the digital communications-websites micro-sites category.
  • Bronze — Biosecurity Research Institute photo in the fall 2019 Seek research magazine in the photography category.
  • Bronze — K-State gingerbread house video in the general information short video category.
  • Bronze — "Don't Make the World Wait" video in the institutional PSAs and commercials category.

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold — The African Diaspora: K-State Biennial Black Alumni Reunion in the alumni relations-targeted constituency engagement category.
  • Gold — The summer 2020 issue of K-Stater magazine on COVID-19 in the magazine special issue category.
  • Silver — Spring 2020 K-Stater magazine in the cover design category.
  • Silver — At K-State newsletter in the external digital communications newsletters category.
  • Silver — Alumni Excellence Award to Marlin Fitzwater in the single day special events category.
  • Silver — "Leaving his legacy" article from K-Stater magazine about Pat Bosco's retirement in the profile writing category.
  • Bronze — K-Stater magazine in the alumni/general interest magazines published at least three times a year category.
  • Bronze — Brand guide for the K-State Alumni Association in the marketing-institutional branding programs category.
  • Bronze — "Now Entering: The Hot Zone" article from K-Stater magazine in the feature writing category.

KSU Foundation

2019-2020 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • Gold award for "The Hot Zone" event series in the Yearlong Special Events category
  • Gold award for "Inspiring More," K-State TV spot in the PSAs and Commercial Spots Video category
  • Gold award for fall 2018 Seek magazine in the Institutional Relations Research Publication category
  • Gold award for fall 2018 Seek magazine in the Special Constituency Magazines category
  • Gold award for Experience K-State Polytechnic in the Short Recruitment Videos category
  • Gold award for spring 2019 Seek magazine in the Periodicals Design category
  • Gold award for Open House poster in the Posters Design category
  • Gold award for K-State Gardens self-tour map in the Single-Page Publications Design category
  • Silver award for "Live life Inspired" K-State Hype 2019 video in the Short Recruitment Videos category
  • Silver award for fall 2018 Seek magazine in the Periodical News Writing category
  • Silver award for fall 2018 Seek magazine in the Individual In-House Print Publications category
  • Silver award for "Schools Girls" theatrical poster in the Posters Design category
  • Bronze award for "The Hot Zone" advance screening in the Special Single-Day Events category
  • Bronze award for Influence Tomorrow — Generations of Innovators in the General Information Short Videos category
  • Bronze award for College of Business Administration website in the Complete Institutional Website category
  • Bronze award for Diversity and Inclusion website in the Complete Institutional Website category

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award for A Cross-Cultural International Student Block Party in the Alumni Relations: Programming for Special Constituencies category
  • Gold award for Video box donor gift in the Specialty Pieces Design category
  • Silver award for K-Stater magazine collection of articles in the General News Writing category
  • Silver award for 2019 K-State Alumni Association member calendar in the Calendars Design category
  • Silver award for Ernie the Elf Holiday Social Media Campaign in the Best Uses of Social Media category
  • Silver award for KSUnite Issue of the K-Stater magazine in summer 2019 in the Special Magazines Issues category
  • Silver award for November 2018 @K-State alumni e-newsletter in the External Audience Tabloid and Digital Newsletters category
  • Silver award for January 2019 @K-State alumni e-newsletter in the External Audience Tabloid and Digital Newsletters category
  • Bronze award for spring 2019 issue of K-Stater magazine in the Covers Design category
  • Bronze award for Full Circle with Dr. King — Freshman to Board Chair in the Innovative Uses of Technology: Alumni Relations category

KSU Foundation

  • Platinum award for fall 2018 issue of Good for K-State magazine: Your Questions Answered in the Best Practices in Communications and Marketing category
  • Platinum award for All in for K-State day of giving in the Best Practices in Digital Communication category
  • Platinum award for All in for K-State day of giving Best Practices in Fundraising category.
  • Gold award for Advancing #AllInForKState campaign on social media in the Best Uses of Social Media category
  • Gold award for Kids Tell | Video Series in the Best Uses of Social Media category
  • Gold award for fall 2018 Good for K-State: Your Questions Answered in the Special Issues Magazines category
  • Silver award for summer 2019 issue of Good for K-State in the Editorial Design category
  • Silver award for All In for K-State impact stewardship mailer in the Single-Page Publications Design category
  • Silver award for fall 2018 issue of Good for K-State: Your Questions Answered in the Individual Fundraising Publications category
  • Silver award for All In For K-State video trailer in the Short Fundraising Videos category
  • Silver award for Passion + Purple Brand Anthem in the PSAs and Commercial Spots category
  • Bronze award for K-State Kansas City Wabash CannonBall in the Special Single-Day Events category
  • Bronze award for Digital Development Officer in the Innovative Uses of Technology: Fundraising category
  • Bronze award for KSU Foundation Partnership Report for Fiscal Year 2018 in the Annual Reports and Fund Reports category
  • Bronze award for summer 2019 issue of Good for K-State in the Individual Fundraising Publications category
  • Bronze award for College of Architecture, Planning & Design — Thank You Donors in the Short Fundraising Videos category
  • Bronze award for 2019 K-State Medal of Excellence in the Long Fundraising Videos category

2018-2019 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • Grand gold award for hype video in the long video category
  • Gold award for fall 2017 Seek magazine in the research publications category
  • Gold award for Hale Library fire recovery communications in the strategic communications-issues and crisis management category
  • Gold award for Student Governing Association Green Week poster in the poster category
  • Gold award for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance website
  • Silver award for the admitted student Instagram livestream in the best uses of social media category
  • Silver award for the targeted admissions landing pages in the innovative uses of technology category
  • Silver award for KSUnite in the single-day events category
  • Bronze award for Influence Tomorrow website
  • Bronze award for the APDesign large viewbook and mini viewbook in the student recruitment publications category
  • Bronze award for the KS-Sci mood board in the visual identity systems category

K-State Alumni Association

  • Platinum award for "A Spot I Love Full Well" stained glass mural unveiling in the alumni relations category
  • Gold award for the summer 2018 K-Stater magazine in the publications category
  • Gold award for the summer 2018 K-Starer magazine in the special issues magazine category
  • Gold award for the winter 2017 K-Stater magazine in the magazine publishing improvement category
  • Gold award forthe August 2018 @K-State alumni e-newsletter in the digital external audience tabloids and newsletters category
  • Gold award for the June 2018 @K-State alumni e-newsletter in the digital external audience tabloids and newsletters category
  • Gold award for K-Stater magazine articles in the excellence in news writing category
  • Gold award for Career Center Facebook live videos in the best uses of social media category
  • Gold award for the K-State tumbler giveaway in the alumni relations innovative use of technology for public relations and marketing category
  • Silver award tie for the K-State Alumni Excellence Award and Wall of Distinction in the regular alumni program category
  • Silver award for the e-newsletter cartoon ad in the best uses of social media category
  • Bronze award for the "Coming Full Circle" layout in the fall 2018 K-Stater magazine in the editorial design category
  • Bronze award for the "From the Ashes" layout in the spring 2018 K-Stater magazine in the editorial design category
  • Bronze award for K-State fight song 90th anniversary in the special events multiday category

KSU Foundation

  • Platinum award for K-State Family Scholarship Program in the fundraising category
  • Grand gold award summer 2018 Good for K-State magazine in the general interest magazines category
  • Grand gold award for summer 2018 Good for K-State magazine in the individual fundraising publications category
  • Gold award for the Evening of Gratitude invitation in the invitation category
  • Gold award for the fall 2017 Good for K-State magazine in the publications category
  • Gold award for the fall 2017 Good for K-State magazine in the individual fundraising publications category
  • Silver award for the Innovation & Inspiration Campaign event invitations in the invitation category
  • Silver award for the Hale Library video in the fundraising long videos category
  • Bronze award for the College of Engineering Transformational Investments video in the fundraising short video category
  • Bronze award for the College of Architecture, Planning & Design scholarship banquet thank-you video in the fundraising short video category
  • Bronze award for the Harold and Olympia Lonsinger gift to K-State video in the fundraising short video category
  • Bronze award for the gratitude for the Berney family video in the fundraising short video category
  • Bronze award for the 2018 KSU Foundation brand spot
  • Bronze award for the #KStateKind Random Acts of Kindness Engagement Initiative in the best uses of social media category
  • Bronze award for the K-State Valentine's Day Card in the multipage publications/folders category

2017-2018 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • International award — Silver award for Seek magazine in the research publications category
  • Grand gold award for "Introduction to ALICE" general information long video
  • Gold award for K-State Today e-newsletter in the platinum category for Best Practices in Communications and Marketing. This entry will advance to compete in the international Circle of Excellence awards
  • Gold award for the K-State Global Campus "Always On, Always There" commercial
  • Gold award for the "#YouAreWelcomeHere" short recruitment video
  • Gold award for the K-State "APDesign Difference" package short recruitment video
  • Gold award for the 2017 "Wabash Cannonball" fundraising short video for the K-State Alumni Association
  • Gold award for Seek magazine in the institutional relations research publications category
  • Gold award for Seek magazine in the special constituency category
  • Gold award for Seek magazine in the periodicals design category
  • Silver awards, tie, for the K-State home page and the Solar Eclipse communications package in the platinum category for Best Practices in Communications and Marketing
  • Silver award for Stages of the Eclipse photography
  • Silver award for the K-State Today internal audience digital publication
  • Silver award for the "Many paths, one destination" commercial spot
  • Silver award for the "Tap Togetherness" long recruitment video
  • Bronze award for excellence in research and science news writing

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award in the platinum category for Best Practices in Alumni Relations, the K-State Wabash CannonBall events won gold; entry will advance to compete in the international Circle of Excellence awards.
  • Gold award for the Student Alumni Board Diversity Recruitment initiatives
  • Gold award for the winter 2016 K-Stater magazine cover design
  • Gold award for the Wold War 1 Memorial Stadium Dedication single-day event
  • Silver award for the K-State Alumni Association 2017 member calendar design
  • Silver award for the @K-State e-newsletter in the innovative uses of technology category and in the eternal audience digital newsletter category
  • Silver award for the Total Solar Eclipse events in the special events multiday category
  • Bronze award for best use of social media with the Born to Be a Wildcat coloring pages
  • Bronze award for the K-State Alumni Clubs website
  • Bronze award for excellence in news writing for the K-Stater magazine

KSU Foundation

  • Silver award for periodical staff writing in the spring 2017 issue of Good for K-State

2016-2017 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • A grand gold award for the statewide Extension website branding and integrated marketing in the best practices in communications and marketing platinum category
  • Gold award for the K-State Admissions Holiday Greetings Video
  • Gold award for the spring 2016 Seek research magazine in the special constituency magazine category
  • Gold award for the design of the spring 2016 Seek research magazine
  • Silver award for the #WildcatWay Brand Experience Campaign
  • Silver award for the university website news distribution RSS technique
  • Silver award for the Wildcat Way "What makes traditions unforgettable?" intuitional spot
  • Silver award for excellence in research, medicine and science news writing
  • Bronze award for the K-State economic impact website
  • Bronze award for "The Experience Matters" annual magazine
  • Bronze award for the 2016 K-State Open House postcard
  • Bronze award for the K-State Research Showcase information video
  • Bronze award for spring 2016 Seek research magazine in the institutional relations research publication category
  • Bronze award for the Johnson Cancer Research Center "The fight starts here" commercial
  • Bronze award for the Archeological Field School photograph

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award for excellence in research
  • Gold award for medicine and science news writing for K-Stater magazine
  • Gold award for innovative uses of technology for the exclusive holiday gifts email
  • Gold award for alumni Fellows special event marketing and branding of the 100th homecoming celebration
  • Gold award for design of the Wildcats Forever poster
  • Gold award for the May 2016 @K-State alumni e-newsletter
  • Silver awards for the K-State License Plate Program in the best practices in alumni relations platinum category
  • Silver award for the August 2015 @K-State alumni e-newsletter
  • Silver award for the design of K-State Alumni Association 2016 member calendar
  • Silver award for Kansas State University's 100th homecoming celebration special event
  • Silver award for best uses of social media for #DormWars social media campaign
  • Bronze award for the Kansas City Wabash CannonBall 10th Anniversary Fund-A-Wildcat fundraising video

KSU Foundation

  • Grand gold award for Innovation and Inspiration Campaign Launch event and the spring 2016 Good for K-State magazine
  • Gold award for the foundation's gift planning package
  • Gold award for the winter 2015 Good for K-State: Innovation and Inspiration commemorative campaign edition
  • Silver award for the winter 2015 Good for K-State magazine design
  • Bronze award for Personalized trustee engagement Pinchbook
  • Bronze award for the Innovation and Inspiration Campaign #KStateInspires social media initiative

2015-2016 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • Gold award for the Find Your Voice choir poster design
  • Gold award for the "Office of Admissions Hype" short recruitment video
  • Gold award for the It's on Us advocacy campaign
  • Gold award for the university's furlough communications in the issues and crisis management strategic communications category
  • Gold award for the Graduate School "Plant Pathology No. 1 National Ranking" commercial
  • Silver award for the orientation and enrollment calendar design
  • Silver award for a portfolio of five research, medicine and science news releases
  • Silver award for the K-State Today internal audience e-newsletter
  • Bronze award for the Confucius Institute single-page publication
  • Bronze award for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance's "A Day in the Life of Kirmser Hall" long video
  • Bronze award for the K-State Global Campus "I am Global" commercial

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award for overall operations of the K-State license plate program
  • Gold award for the International Graduation Celebration diversity program
  • Gold award for the Kansas State University Distinguished Young Alumni Award Program for student alumni initiatives
  • Silver award for the fall 2014 K-Stater magazine cover illustration
  • Bronze award for International Student and Family Fun Day diversity program

KSU Foundation

  • Gold award for "Geosciences Building" long video
  • Gold award for "End-of-the-year thank you" short video
  • Gold award for the spring 2015 Good for K-State special constituency magazine
  • Gold award for periodical staff writing for a portfolio of five articles published in the spring 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015 issues of Good for K-State
  • Silver award for the design of the spring 2015 Good for K-State magazine
  • Silver award for the best use of social media for the ongoing Quotables: Donors quote graphics series
  • Bronze award for design of the spring 2014 Good for K-State magazine

2014-2015 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • National award — Silver CASE Circle of Excellence Award for K-State Video News
  • Gold award for design of the 2025 annual report in the multipage publications category
  • Gold award for the 2025 Annual Report in the president's reports/annual reports category
  • Gold award for the summer 2014 Perspectives magazine in the special constituency magazines category
  • Silver award for design of the summer 2014 Perspectives magazine
  • Silver award for design of the Shed the Digital poster
  • Silver award for design of the admission's package search piece in the single-page publications category
  • Bronze award for design of Creativity Illuminated poster
  • Bronze award for the West Stadium aerial photo in the individual photographs category
  • Bronze award for the Experience Life at K-State recruitment video in the long videos category
  • Bronze award for K-State Video News in the strategic communications-media relations program category

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award for design of the 2014 K-State Alumni Association Calendar
  • Gold award for the Communications Survey for best practices in communications and marketing
  • Gold award for the Higher Ed Grassroots advocacy campaign in strategic communications
  • Gold award for the Multicultural Graduation Celebration in the alumni relations diversity programs category
  • Silver award for the holiday animation e-card for innovative use of technology in public relations and marketing
  • Silver award for the Wabash CannonBall Kansas City brochure in the single-page publication design category
  • Silver award for the Junior Wildcats Club in the alumni relations programming for special constituents category
  • Silver award for the Tradition Founders in the annual giving programs category
  • Silver award for photography excellence in a portfolio of six photos published in the K-Stater magazine
  • Silver award for the Distinguished Young Alumni program in the multiday special events programs
  • Silver award for the Wabash CannonBall Colorado in the single-day special events category
  • Bronze award for a portfolio of five articles published in the K-Stater magazine
  • Bronze award for the For Sophomores Only program in the student alumni initiatives category
  • Bronze award for the Alumni Fellows program in the volunteer engagement and leadership involvement category

2013-2014 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • Gold award for the Anderson Hall photo in the individual photography category
  • Silver award for the milo photo in the individual photography category
  • Silver award for the admissions package in the student recruitment publications packages category
  • Bronze award for the Biosecurity Research Institute annual report in the individual institutional relations publication category
  • Bronze award for the 2013-2014 admissions search piece in the recruitment search publications, miscellaneous flyers and brochures category
  • Bronze award for the fire twirler photo in the individual photography category
  • Bronze award for Perspectives magazine winter 2013 issue in the research magazines category

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award for the Multicultural Alumni Council in the alumni relations' programs diversity initiatives category
  • Gold award for the K-State Alumni Center 10th anniversary event in the individual special events category
  • Gold award for the Traditions brochure in the individual alumni relations' publications category
  • Silver award for the Distinguished Young Alumni Program in the new alumni relations program initiatives category
  • Silver award for the Fellows Program in the alumni relations programming for special constituencies category
  • Silver award for the winter 2012 and summer 2013 issues of the K-Stater magazine in the college and university general interest magazines-circulation: 30,000-74,999 category
  • Silver award for the Wabash CannonBall Gala in the individual special events category
  • Bronze award for the winter 2012 issue of K-Stater magazine in the excellence in design-periodicals category

KSU Foundation

  • Gold award for the foundation's campaign case statement in the individual fundraising publications-case statements/general cultivation publications that make the case for giving category
  • Gold award for the Welcome Center project in the video fundraising features-noninteractive features that use Flash category
  • Gold award for Good for K-State magazine in the special constituency magazines-research magazines category
  • Silver award for the Skybox 2013 invites in the excellence in design-invitations category
  • Silver award for Good for K-State magazine in the excellence in design-periodicals category
  • Silver award for the Making a Difference project in the Web-based or electronic html external audiences periodicals category
  • Silver award for the Good Word fall 2012 publication in the excellence in editorial design two-page spreads category
  • Bronze award for the Infographic spring 2013 publication in the excellence in editorial design two-page spreads category
  • Bronze award for the All-American Flavor project in the fundraising publications packages category

2012-2013 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • Gold award for the “Quiet Symmetry — The Ceramic Art of Yoshiro Ikeda” book design
  • Gold award for Perspectives magazine
  • Silver award for the “Master of Fine Arts” book design
  • Silver award for research, medicine and science news writing
  • Silver award for six entries in photography
  • Bronze award for the McCain Performance Series covers
  • Bronze award for general news writing
  • Bronze award for Conquest magazine for the Johnson Cancer Research Center in the annual reports and fund reports category
  • Bronze award for McCain Performance Series package
  • Bronze award for a recycling PSA and “The Next Big Thing”

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award for Fund a Wildcat
  • Gold award for Tradition Founders
  • Gold award for “State” T-shirt and membership campaign
  • Gold award for 2012 calendar
  • Silver award for Multicultural Alumni Council
  • Silver award for best electronic newsletter for alumni, @K-State
  • Silver award for K-Stater magazine
  • Silver award for Wabash CannonBall Video
  • Silver award for K-State Wabash CannonBall event
  • Bronze award for Black Alumni Greek Reunion* Program

KSU Foundation

  • Gold and silver awards for the K-State Annual Fund Appeal and music brochures
  • Gold award for the K-State College Annual Fund Appeal
  • Gold award K-State 2011 "Thank You" video
  • Gold award for Good for K-State magazine
  • Silver award for Good for K-State magazine
  • Silver award for K-State Telefund Follow-up Appeal
  • Silver award for the K-State Telefund Follow-up Appeal
  • Silver award for Good for K-State magazine
  • Bronze award for the choral music brochure

2011-2012 CASE Awards

Division of Communications and Marketing

  • Gold award for best multimedia video, "The Phenomenal Women of K-State," which was used as the opening of the university's 2011 Diversity Summit
  • Silver award for graphic design of a series or multipiece project in four or more colors, 2011-2012 McCain Performance Series brochure
  • Silver award for graphic design, single brochure, university viewbook folder
  • Silver award for excellence in best solution to an institutional challenge, promotional materials for the Take Charge! Challenge, an energy-savings competition won by the university and city of Manhattan

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award for the Wabash CannonBall as the best alumni event and as the best special event organized around special occasions
  • Gold award for best membership appeal for the Life Membership Fire Sale Appeals
  • Gold award for the best news/editorial or feature photography for the "Cambodian Monk" photos in the K-Stater magazine
  • Silver award for the association's website, K-State.com
  • Silver award for best electronic newsletter for alumni, @K-State
  • Silver award for fundraising direct mail promotion, Tradition Founders
  • Silver award for the series of photographs, "Frozen in Time," which appeared in the K-Stater magazine
  • Bronze award for the best fundraising video/DVD, the K-State License Plate video
  • Bronze award for the best program mailing for annual fund support, Tradition Founders

2010-2011 CASE Awards

K-State Alumni Association

  • Gold award for the Wabash CannonBall gala in Kansas City
  • Gold award for the website, k-state.com
  • Silver award for @K-State, an electronic newsletter aimed at alumni and friends
  • Two silver awards for the Tradition Founders program in the annual fund support and fundraising direct mail categories
  • Silver award for the Wabash CannonBall as a special event organized around a special occasion
  • Bronze award for the K-Stater magazine
  • Bronze award for the fall 2009 cover of K-Stater magazine, which focused on sustainability

KSU Foundation

  • Two gold awards for Good for K-State magazine in the development writing and fundraising brochures/publications categories
  • Bronze award for the K-State Marching Band DVD in the fundraising video/DVD category