2013 Golden ARC Awards Winners
2013 Golden ARC Contest winners were announced March 22, 2013 at the annual closing banquet of the annual ARC meeting in Oklahoma City, OK.
Congratulations to the American Farm Bureau Federation for winning the Golden ARC de Excellence Award. Their entry, "Estate Tax Campaign" was the highest scoring public relations campaign, which also won a Golden ARC Award in their category for public relations campaign - public affairs. Mace Thornton of the American Farm Bureau Federation and past ARC President accepted the Golden ARC de Excellence from current ARC board of directors member Darren Williams.
Agency Charleston|Orwig led the prize winners with five Golden ARC Awards and three Merit awards for clients Novartis Animal Health, Illinois Soybean Association, Smithfield Foods Inc. and the AgChat Foundation. Other organizations winning multiple Golden ARC Awards included Osborn Barr with three Golden ARC Awards and four Merit Awards. Farmer Lumpe + McClelland also won seven awards, of which two were Golden ARC Awards and five were Merit Awards.
Since its inception in 1990, the Golden ARC Award has come to represent the pinnacle of success in agricultural public relations. Now in its fourth year since re-introduction, the Golden ARC prestige will definitely impress clients, employers and colleagues.
The Golden ARC Awards Program consists of two divisions, the "Campaigns Division" and the "Tactics Division." Within each division, individual categories exist. Check out the rest of the site for more information to learn how you can win in 2014, and be looking for entry deadline dates in March - April 2014.Contact: Amy Keith McDonald Contest Manager
Golden ARC Awards Contest