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OutReach Magazine Wins Four International Creative Awards

Romeoville, Ill., May 5, 2016 - We are pleased to announce that OutReach magazine, a Christian Brothers Services (CBS) publication, has won four international creative awards.  OutReach Vol. 5, No. 2 has won a 2015 Gold Marcom Award and a 2016 Communicator Award of Distinction both in the Magazine-Non-Profit category, OutReach Vol. 6, No. 2 has won a 2016 Gold International Hermes Creative Award in the Magazine category and the article "From Pillar to Post" has won a 2016 Communicator Award of Distinction in the Writing-Feature Article category.

"We are honored by the recognition our magazine OutReach has received this last year," stated  Brother Michael Quirk, FSC, Ed.D., president and CEO of Christian Brothers Services.  "OutReach magazine showcases our Lasallian heritage by providing educational articles, written by our in-house experts, for our members use throughout their ministries. This magazine and these awards show our commitment to our members."

"To be recognized by such a prestigious jury of our peers is humbling," commented Cynthia Krohn, manager of marketing and communications and editor of OutReach. "Every article we include is all done to serve and educate our members and the staff’s hard work, dedication and creativity to each issue of OutReach is unparalleled."

OutReach is a semiannual publication which features informative articles from each of the CBS coverage and services areas.  The magazine's audience is made up of the leadership and management of Catholic organizations, both in the United States and Canada, which belong to one or more CBS programs.  The magazine delivers useful and interesting topics that are relevant and important to the leaders in today's Catholic organizations. 

Marcom Awards
The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.  The winners range in size from individual communicators to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.

Communicator Awards
The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.  Current AIVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including:  AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin, Monster.com, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others.

Hermes Awards
Hermes Creative Awards is a global competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognize outstanding work in the industry and are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production and freelance professionals.  Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.

About Christian Brothers Services
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois, Christian Brothers Services is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health, retirement, property/casualty, information and technology services, Catholic School Management and consulting. To learn more visit cbservices.org.