OVMA’s Observer wins silver award in national media contest

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Bethesda, MD (Dec. 22, 2011) — The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association has been honored with a Silver Award in the Most Improved Magazine or Journal category of Association TRENDS’ 2011 All-Media Contest. It was one of more than 450 entries in the association publications contest.

“We are extremely pleased to be considered one of the country’s top association publications. We have worked diligently to improve The Observer, and it is a great honor to be recognized alongside so many respected state and national associations.”

Krysten Pyles, OVMA Communications Director

As a service to its 2,400+ members, the OVMA compiles a variety of news, events and other veterinary-related updates in a bi-monthly newsletter. Though not scientific in nature, The Observer is equally important to OVMA’s members. The newsletter offers a variety of brief articles covering practice management, finances, legislation and regulatory changes, and the popular “Community Corner” that are well suited to the busy veterinary professional. Recently, the newsletter, as well as the OVMA’s Web sites and other informational materials, underwent a dramatic face-lift as part of the organization’s goal to become more transparent to its members and the public.

OVMA will be honored at the 33nd Annual Salute to Association Excellence, to be held Feb. 10, 2012, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The winning entry will be on display at the event, along with the other winners. As well as being honored at the Salute to Association Excellence, this year’s All-Media Contest winners will be featured in the January issue of TRENDS and online.

The TRENDS All Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations, recognizing the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the industry over the prior year. The 2011 competition included more than 450 entries in 22 categories of association communications. Association TRENDS is the national newspaper for association executives and suppliers, spotlighting the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations. For a full list of contest winners, visit the Association TRENDS Web site.

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