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Tourism Medicine Hat Visitor Guide Places Gold in Top International Award!

Tourism Medicine Hat’s 2012 Visitor Guide has won Gold in the prestigious 2012 Summit Awards for the design of it’s eye-catching front cover, designed by Hide Away Studios Inc.

In the international company of creative agencies representing the likes of 20th Century Fox®, Apple Computers®, Lexus®, and Walt Disney Entertainment®, local firm Hide Away Studios® is the gold winner in the 2012 Summit International Awards® competition in the Summit Creative Awards® division for its design work for the cover of the 2012 Medicine Hat Visitor's Guide.

The Summit Creative Award recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of advertising agencies and other creative groups with annual billings under $30 million. Throughout its eighteen year history, the competition has established itself as the premier international arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size and has become a coveted honor worth touting. In 2012, thousands of entries from 20 countries were submitted for the awards.

“Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment in ones career. The combination of scrutinizing judges and tough judging criteria ensures that only deserving entries receive Summit recognition,” said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit International Awards. “What a year to see creativity bounce back from the doldrums, and with such strength. Watching the judges’ debate the details of individual entries in the run-off for the top spot was inspiring.”

“Receiving this award is truly gratifying for our whole team at Hide Away Studios and Tourism Medicine Hat,” said Dan Engel, President and Creative Director for Hide Away Studios, and Executive Director of Tourism Medicine Hat. “This project—as with all of our projects—was truly a group effort, and the international recognition it has garnered has come as a wonderful surprise to us all. This award represents another fantastic opportunity for Medicine Hat to shine, as people from all over the world view the Visitor Guide cover and community that won this prestigious prize. I can’t express enough how grateful I am to be working with such a passionate group of creative and business professionals in both our advertising and tourism divisions.”

About Hide Away Studios - Hide Away Studios is a local company that manages Tourism Medicine Hat by contract through the City of Medicine Hat. Hide Away Studios consists of advertising and marketing strategists, graphic and production artists, website designers, web programmers, and professional photographers that use their creativity and expertise to solve business and communication challenges. Whether it’s developing complex 3D illustrations for a military client, creating dynamic, data-driven websites, or designing meticulous aviation training manuals–Hide Away Studios is a primary producer of corporate communication and interactive design solutions. With specialist teams focused on both the tourism industry and other government, business, and non-profit creative services, Hide Away Studios has continually garnered a reputation for superior customer service and developing creative communication products that continue to gain recognition on the international stage.

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