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House of Tears Design Takes Top International Design Award - The 2009 Summit Creative Awards



House of Tears Design recently won a bronze award in the 2009 Summit Creative Award competition for its creative work for The Ovid Bell Press, a magazine and publication printing company. The awarded piece produced by the studio was a sixteen page promotional brochure for the printer to introduce customers and potential clients to the printer’s history, philosophy, advanced technologies, and commitment to the environment.

The Summit Creative Awards recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of small and medium sized advertising agencies and other creative groups with annual billings of $30 million or less. Over the fifteen years, the competition has established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size.

This year’s panel of international judges included:
- Lisa Charlesbois, Senior Copywriter, Ogilvy One Worldwide – United States
- Louai Alasfahani, Managing Director/Creative Director, Paragon Marketing Communications – Kuwait
- Dan Geva, Senior Art Director, Harrison & Star – United States
- Ethan Jameson, Senior Copywriter, United States
- Ian Schwey, Associate Creative Director, doug agency - Canada
- Tom Roychoudhury, Chief Innovations Officer, MCN | Middle East Communications Network an Interpublic Group Company
- Christopher Jones, Principal & Creative Director, Stellar Debris Creative Studios – Japan
- Liam Wielopolski, Executive Creative Director, Bloom – Ireland
- David Ross, Associate Creative Director, EvoLogue – United States
- Kevin Hersh, Creative Director, MFX, Inc. – United States
- Tony Adamic, Owner/Creative Director, Elevator – Croatia
- Imelda Suriato, Creative Director, Squeaky Wheel Media – United States
- Ravinder Singh, Director, Strategy and Online Marketing, Kulwant Advisory – Kenya

Entries in 22 creative categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During the blind judging events (entering company names withheld) judges search for innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and the ability to communicate and persuade.

“Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment. The combination of our excellent judges and the tough judging criteria ensures that only deserving entries receive Summit recognized.” Said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit International Awards. “It was an exciting year to watch and listen to the judges’ debate the details of individual entries. Making the decisions of which ones receive the top spots is hard.”

This year’s creative competition included companies from the following twenty-six countries: Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Martinique - French West Indies, Oman, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States and United Kingdom.

Winners were selected in categories that include print, broadcast, emerging media, online advertising, marketing materials, direct mail, green marketing, political, corporate video, public service, best idea never produced, industry self-promotion, and brand redesign.

The Summit International Awards (SIA) organization was founded in 1994. The organization conducts the Summit Creative Award, the Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award and the Summit Emerging Media Award. The 2009 competition is the 15th year for the creative competition. Additional information about the Summit International Awards organization, its competitions and winning firms can be found on the Summit Awards web site at

House of Tears Design is a progressive design studio specializing in web & interactive solutions for contemporary brands. Design is a visual language, and House of Tears Design strategically establishes complete visual identities for clients that effectively communicates whatever it is that sets the client and their products and services apart, not only through the client’s website, but also through all other key visual identity touchpoints such as logos, print collateral, print advertisements, identity systems, and beyond.

Based in Kansas City, House of Tears Design has been providing award-winning, strategically-driven creative services for over eight years to clients across the USA.

More information about House of Tears Design and many samples of the studio’s work can be found on their web site at


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