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Awards Won

Logos of awards won by AARP Livable Communities


AARP Bike Audit Tool Kit (published 2023)

  • 2023 MarCom Awards, Gold

Creating Community Gardens for People of All Ages (published 2023)

  • 2023 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Finalist
  • 2023 Hermes Creative Awards, Gold 
  • 2023 MarCom Awards, Gold
  • 2023 dotCOMM Awards, Gold
  • 2023 APEX Award of Excellence

Discovering and Developing Missing Middle Housing (published 2022)

  • 2023 Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum
  • 2023 dotCOMM Awards, Platinum
  • 2022 MarCom Awards, Platinum 

AARP Disaster Resilience Tool Kit (published 2022)

  • 2023 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Finalist
  • 2023 APEX Grand Award
  • 2023 Hermes Creative Awards, Honorable Mention
  • 2022 MarCom Awards, Gold 
  • 2022 dotCOMM Awards, Gold 

AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit (published 2022)

  • 2022 MarCom Awards, Honorable Mention
  • 2022 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Winner, Supplemental/One-Shot Publication
  • 2022 dotCOMM Awards, Gold 
  • 2022 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
  • 2021 Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum 

Enabling Better Places: A Handbook for Improved Neighborhoods (published 2021)

  • 2021 Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum
  • 2021 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Finalist

AARP HomeFit Guide (published 2020)

  • 2022 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
  • 2021 dotCOMM Awards, Gold 
  • 2021 EXCEL Awards, Gold
  • 2021 Hermes Creative Awards, Gold 
  • 2021 ClearMark Awards, Center for Plain Language, Finalist
  • 2020 MarCom Awards, Platinum

AARP Guía HomeFit (published 2020)

  • 2021 ClearMark Awards, Center for Plain Language, Winner, Spanish Language

AARP Rural Livability Workshop Report (published 2020)

  • 2020 MarCom Awards, Platinum 
  • 2020 Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum

The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit (published 2019)

  • 2020 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Honorable Mention
  • 2020 Hermes Creative Awards, Gold 

The ABCs of ADUs (published 2019)

  • 2020 Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum
  • 2020 Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Awards, Bronze
  • 2019 MarCom, Gold 
  • 2019 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Winner 

Making Room: Housing for a Changing America (published 2019)

  • 2019 MarCom Awards, Platinum 
  • 2019 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
  • 2019 Hermes Creative Awards, Gold 

AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities Booklet (published 2019) No longer available

  • 2020 Hermes Creative Awards, Honorable Mention
  • 2019 MarCom Awards, Gold

Where We Live (Book 3) (published 2018)

  • 2019 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, Finalist
  • 2019 Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum 
  • 2018 MarCom Awards, Gold

Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages (published 2018, updated 2022)

  • 2023 Hermes Creative Awards, Gold 
  • 2023 dotCOMM Awards, Gold
  • 2019 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
  • 2019 Hermes Creative Awards, Gold 
  • 2018 MarCom Awards, Honorable Mention

AARP Roadmap to Livability Collection (published 2018)

  • 2019 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
  • 2018 MarCom Awards, Platinum 
  • 2018 Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum 

Engaging the Community to Create Community (published 2018)

  • 2019 Hermes Creative Awards, Gold 

Where We Live (Book 2) (published 2017)

  • 2017 MIN Editorial & Design Awards, Winner
  • 2017 MarCom Awards, Gold 

Where We Live (Book 1) (published 2016)

  • 2016 Nautilus Book Awards, Silver 

AARP HomeFit Guide (published 2015 ) No longer available

  • 2016 ClearMark Awards from the Center for Plain Language, Winner, Before-and-After Long Document
  • 2015 MarCom Awards, Gold 

AARP Imagining Livability Design Collection (published 2015)

  • 2016 ClearMark Awards from the Center for Plain Language, Finalist, Best Original Long Document
  • 2015 MarCom Awards, Platinum 

AARP Livability Fact Sheets (published 2015)

  • 2015 ClearMark Awards from the Center for Plain Language, Winner, Best Original Document, Nonprofit category

dotCOMM Awards 

  • Gold, e-Newsletter (2023)
  • Gold, e-Newsletter (2022)
  • Gold, e-Newsletter (2021)
  • Gold, e-Newsletter (2019)
  • Gold, e-Newsletter (2018)

Excel Awards (Association Media & Publishing)

  • Silver, General Excellence, Newsletter (Digital) (2020)
  • Silver Award: General Excellence, e-Newsletter (2019)

Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards

  • Winner, Association/Nonprofit Newsletter (2022)
  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2020)
  • Finalist, Association/Nonprofit Newsletter (2019)

Hermes Creative Awards

  • Gold Winner, e-Newsletter (2023)
  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2022)
  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2021)
  • Gold Winner, e-Newsletter (2020)
  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2019)
  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2018)
  • Gold Winner, e-Newsletter (2017)

MarCom Awards

  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2023)
  • Gold, e-Newsletter (2022)
  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2020)
  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2019)
  • Gold, e-Newsletter (2018)
  • Honorable Mention, e-Newsletter (2017)
  • Gold Winner, e-Newsletter (2016)
  • Platinum Winner, e-Newsletter (2015)
  • Gold Winner, e-Newsletter (2014)

ClearMark Awards

  • Winner, Best "Multimedia, Short Content" (2017)

MIN Editorial & Design Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Editorial/E-Letter (2017)
  • Finalist, Best e-Newsletter (2016)
  • Winner, Best E-Newsletter (tied with Architectural Digest) (2014)

ClearMark Awards

  • Finalist/Award of Distinction, Best Before and After Award (2015)
  • Finalist/Award of Distinction, Best Website (2015)

Folio: Eddies and Ozzie Awards

Hermes Creative Awards

dotCOMM Awards 

MarCom Awards

  • Platinum Winner, Microsite (2023)
  • Honorable Mention, Writing (2023) "Before the Highway"
  • Platinum Winner, Microsite (2022)
  • Gold Winner, Microsite (2018)
  • Honorable Mention, Home Page (2017)
  • Platinum Winner, informational website (2016)
  • Gold Winner, Website Association Home Page (2015)
  • Honorable Mention, Landing Page (A-Z Archives) (2015)
  • Gold Winner, Website Home Page (2014)
  • Gold Winner, Microsite (2014)
  • Gold Winner, Association Website (2014)
  • Honorable Mention, Website Design (2014)
  • Honorable Mention, Landing Page (A-Z Archives) (2014)
  • Honorable Mention, Slideshow, "Dangerously Incomplete Streets" (2014)

MIN Editorial & Design Awards

  • Finalist, Best Packaging of Archived Content (2016)
  • Finalist, Best Microsite (2015)
  • Finalist, Best Packaging of Archived Content (2015)
  • Winner, Best Slideshow, "Dangerously Incomplete Streets" (2014)
  • Finalist/Honorable Mention, Best Packaging of Archived Content (2014)
  • Finalist/Honorable Mention, Best Microsite/Continuous Content (2014)

MIN Best of the Web & Digital Awards

  • Finalist/Honorable Mention, Best Microsite (2015)
  • Finalist/Honorable Mention, Best Navigation & Structure (2015)

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