Corbis Names Social Justice Award Winners

Posted on 5/5/2008 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Corbis has announced the winners of its second Creativity for Social Justice Award & Scholarship. As part of the Annual ADC Awards, this prize honors work created by professionals and students for nonprofits on a pro-bono basis.

Corbis donates $20,000 to the nonprofit cause and awards the student winner with a $5,000 scholarship. Winners also receive the ADC's highest honor: the Gold Cube.

This year's professional prize is being split by TAXI Canada and Vitruvio Leo Burnett Spain. TAXI's 15 Below project marked the agency's 15-year anniversary by creating and donating jackets to help the homeless throughout Canada and the U.S. survive extreme winter conditions. Vitruvio won for a public awareness campaign that addresses the misconceptions about Down syndrome, created for the Prodis Foundation. James Yang, a student at New York's School of Visual Arts, was awarded the Corbis scholarship with a poster campaign for the Darfur Genocide Campaign.

Corbis is sponsoring an exhibit of winning works, taking place at the ADC Gallery in New York from June 5-27. In addition, the company launched a mini-Web site where creatives can help increase donations to the winning causes by searching for images. Through July 13, Corbis will donate a dollar every day for each person's first image search conducted at Search for Justice.

Copyright © 2008 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


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