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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. 

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
Kansas State University 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
Kansas State University 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
Kansas State University 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
Kansas State University 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
Kansas State University 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
Kansas State University 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