NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The One Club (www.oneclub.org) announced today the winners for the 13th Annual One Show Design Awards, the most prestigious worldwide competition celebrating the year's best in design. There were 274 winners from 28 countries who emerged from a competitive pool of almost 4,000 submissions.
Leo Burnett/Chicago secured highest honors by winning Best of Show for its work, "Recipeace," for Peace One Day in One Show Design's "Design for the Greater Good" category. Recipeace was a social movement that brought people together over food. The intent was to build awareness for Peace Day on a global scale, while inspiring peaceful action on an individual level. Fifty-nine restaurants in the greater Chicago area participated.
Overall, there were 25 Gold Pencil winners, 27 Silver Pencil winners, 25 Bronze Pencil winners and 197 Merit winners who were honored today at the IAC building, itself an achievement in architectural design in lower Manhattan.
"The world beyond the design industry is beginning to understand something that most within the industry have known for decades: Design is more than the craft, form and function," said Seth Callaway, Producer for One Show Design. "Design is about ideas and applying the thought process of a designer at the outset of a creative solution, which is clearly evident in the work of this year's winners."
Among the most highly awarded agencies of One Show Design 2013 are Kolle Rebbe/Hamburg, Serviceplan/Munich, Ogilvy/New York, Bear Meets Eagle on Fire/Sydney and Family Business/Stockholm. Their award-winning work includes "Meltdown" for Gruner + Jahr, "LEGO Builders of Sound" for LEGO, "Icons of Progress" for IBM, "Smile Makers Vibrators" for Ramblin' Brands and "Absolut Unique" for The Absolut Company.
The complete list of the One Show Design winners can be found here: www.oneclub.org/downloads/finalists/2013-osd-pencils.pdf
The One Show winners will be honored at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday, May 8th. One Show Interactive winners will be honored at Terminal 5 in New York City on May 10th. The Young Ones winners will be honored at 82 Mercer on May 7th.
About The One Club
The One Club, a non-profit organization, exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. Founded in 1975, as part of its mission to promote high standards of creative excellence, The One Club produces the One Show, One Show Design, One Show Interactive and One Show Entertainment. The coveted One Show Gold Pencils are regarded as the zenith of achievement in the advertising world. Its OneScreen Short Film & Video Festival returned from a four-year hiatus in 2012.
In 1995, The One Club established an education department, dedicated to fostering the creative talents of advertising students nationwide. The department administers scholarships to outstanding students in advertising programs at a variety of schools across the country and produces an annual College Competition. As a part of this department, the award-winning One Club Diversity Program conducts workshops, portfolio reviews and outreach to multicultural students around the country.
Art & Copy, a documentary film produced by The One Club, won an Emmy Award after appearing on PBS Independent Lens.
SOURCE The One Club