IES Abroad Wins Gold & Judge's Choice in 2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards

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IES Abroad was the Judge’s Choice winner for its Study Abroad Film Festival and won Gold for its Virtual Tour of London

"We are thrilled that our Study Abroad Film Festival was rated in the top 1% for educational advertising excellence in the U.S."

IES Abroad, the leading not-for-profit study abroad and internships provider, announced today that it was named among the top in the nation in the 2015 Collegiate Advertising Awards program.

IES Abroad was the prestigious Judge’s Choice winner for its Study Abroad Film Festival (in the “Total Advertising Campaigns” category) and also won Gold for its Virtual Tour of London (in the “Virtual Tours” category).

  • Judges Choice – Score of 100% (only 5 issued – top 1%)
  • Gold Awards – Score of 95 to 99 (top 5% in the nation)
  • Silver Awards – Score of 90 to 94 (top 12% in the nation)
  • Bronze Awards – Score of 85 to 89 (top 16% in the nation)

The Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) is an elite program recognizing higher education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising and promotions of their schools.

The 2015 CAA program had more than 900 entries from across the United States representing a diverse set of higher education institutions and organizations.

All submissions were reviewed and scored by a national panel of industry experts, with a possibility of 100 total points. Awards were issued for entries that received top marks from judges placing them in the top 16% of the nation for educational advertising excellence. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.

“We are thrilled that our Study Abroad Film Festival was rated in the top 1% for educational advertising excellence in the U.S.”, said IES Abroad’s Associate Vice President of Marketing, Amy Ruhter McMillan.

“I can’t think of anything more powerful than film to capture the spirit of study abroad. We are in awe of what our students submit—no other medium can make you feel as inspired by the world of study abroad. We’re equally proud to be the first and only study abroad program provider to offer virtual tours of our study abroad locations.”

Learn more about IES Abroad’s Study Abroad Film Festival: http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/film-festival

Explore IES Abroad’s Virtual Tours: http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/virtual-tour

About IES Abroad
IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium that offers more than 120 study abroad programs, in 30+ international locations, to more than 5,700 U.S. college students annually. Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a leader in the field of education abroad programming and has more than 240 prestigious U.S. college and university affiliates as a part of its Consortium. Learn more at http://www.IESabroad.org.

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