IJ Wins Davey Award For "Not for Sale"

During the past year, the Institute for Justice earned a dozen awards for its publications and websites. Among those responsible for this recognition are IJ staffers: John Ross (front), (second row from left) Donald Wilson, Dick Komer, Dana Berliner, Steven Anderson and Chris Grodecki, (back row) Isaac Reese, John Kramer, Melanie Hildreth, Christina Walsh and Lisa Knepper.

IJ Wins Davey Award For
“Not for Sale” DVD

IJ Racks Up 12 Awards Throughout 2007

By John E. Kramer

You know that every day the Institute for Justice battles government Goliaths. Through our lawsuits, media relations, publications, research, outreach and more, we use all the tools at our disposal to take on these deep-pocketed giants and topple them back down to Earth. But more and more, IJ is being recognized by organizations and associations across the nation with awards for not only what we do, but for how well we do it.

The latest example of this was the Institute for Justice’s recent receipt of the prestigious “Davey Award,” given to small organizations that display “intelligence, out-of-the-box thinking and exceptional execution.” The award is given out annually by the International Academy of the Visual Arts and co-sponsored by AdWeek.

The Institute for Justice received the Davey Award for our grassroots training DVD “Not For Sale,” which was created and produced entirely in-house and led by IJ Production and Design Coordinator Isaac Reese, Design Director Don Wilson and Castle Coalition Director Steven Anderson. Just as David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock, the annual International Davey Awards honor the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than stratospheric budgets.

In just the past year alone, the Institute for Justice has also racked up awards for our Four Pillars Society brochure, Hands Off My Home poster, Liberty & Law newsletter, Opening the Floodgates eminent domain report, School Choice and State Constitutions, websites www.IJ.org and www.CastleCoalition.org, Eminent Domain Abuse Survival Guide and even our holiday card.

The Institute for Justice continually challenges itself to be the most effective voice for property rights, economic liberty, school choice and free speech. We appreciate all these honors, and will continue our work fighting for freedom.

John Kramer is IJ’s vice president for communications.

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