ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A compelling mini-documentary on rural Guatemalan women finding their niche in a global handicraft market has earned the nonprofit Counterpart International an honorable mention in a prestigious national competition. It also won honorable mention for its 2011 annual report. (www.Counterpart.org)
Counterpart's multimedia production was a finalist in the category of Best Video Program in this year's Nonprofit PR Awards. Organized by PR News, the winners were announced today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
"I want to congratulate Counterpart's team for all of its excellent work and the recognition it brings to our programs around the world," says Joan Parker, President and CEO of Counterpart. "Our goal is to tell the stories of the communities where we work. These two products are exceptional examples of how we reach that goal."
Produced in-house, the nonprofit's six-minute video competed with work by two major PR firms, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Dixon Schwabl. Ogilvy took the top honor this year. You may see the Counterpart video here: http://www.counterpart.org/news/publications-websites/crafting-a-future-for-guatemala-artisans
In 2012, Counterpart won first place in this category for a multimedia package consisting of an exciting six-minute video shot in the jungles of northern Guatemala, a feature story that appeared in Americas magazine's English and Spanish editions, an eight-page publication, a slide show and additional online content.
To see that package, please visit: http://www.counterpart.org/news/publications-websites/community-run-tourism-generates-jobs-preserves-natural-resources-in-the-jun
Meanwhile, Counterpart's 2011 annual report – "Building Trust, Building Partnerships" – was a finalist and earned the honorable mention in the category of Annual Publication or Brochure. The UN Foundation took the top prize.
Counterpart's annual report was designed by Bruce Jewett of Double 0 Marketing. To view a copy, please visit: http://www.counterpart.org/about/annual-reports
To see all of Counterpart's multimedia packages – from Afghanistan to Yemen and Ethiopia to Guatemala – please visit: http://www.counterpart.org/multimedia
About Counterpart International
Counterpart International is a global development organization that works in partnership to empower people, communities and institutions to drive and sustain their own development.
For 48 years, Counterpart has been working in partnership with communities in need to address complex problems related to economic development, food security and nutrition, and building effective governance and institutions. Learn more at www.Counterpart.org.
For more information:
Michael J. Zamba
Vice President of Communications & Partnerships
SOURCE Counterpart International