Featured Awards

ASAE 2022 Gold Circle Awards — winner in Advocacy category: Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery’s Get Ahead of Stroke® campaign

Get Ahead of Stroke® is designed to improve systems of care for stroke patients by advocating at all levels. Through strategic planning, messaging and materials development, media outreach, digital communications, and more, we are moving the needle on stroke care.

The Telly Awards — Silver in General Social Video: Public Service/Activism: League of Women Voters of the US 2020 Election Information You Need

VOTE411.org is a powerful LWV tool to educate and empower voters. Vanguard developed this 1-minute video to encourage voters to engage in the 2020 election.

Digital Health Awards — Gold in Web-Based Digital Health: AmeriHealth Caritas DC’s Get the Shot, Not the Flu infographics

Vanguard tailored messages and illustrations for this sensitive health issue for individuals at various reading levels and with diverse cultural backgrounds. We included myths and facts about COVID-19 and its vaccine to support awareness and good health.

National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Awards — First Place: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Tips for Teens Series 

This fact sheet series informs teens about the dangers of drug use, including health risks, ways drugs affect the brain, and signs of use. We researched, wrote, and designed the series to help dispel common myths for teens about a variety of dangerous substances.

Digital Health Media Awards — Silver in Media/Publications: Video —SAMHSA — College Drinking: Prevention Perspectives–Embracing Culture and Context to Prevent Underage Drinking

Developed as part of a series for SAMHSA’s UADPEI, this video illustrates how HBCUs can create prevention strategies to meet the unique needs of those students. We developed scripts and storyboards, shot footage on site, and interviewed community members who are making an impact through their prevention work.

Staff Awards

Brittany Vanderpool, MPS

Brittany Vanderpool, MPS

University of Maryland Department of Communication 2022 COMM Achiever Award

Brittany was recognized by the University of Maryland Department of Communication for outstanding achievements in her career as an alumnus that promote the department’s mission of Communication for the Public Good.

Crystal Borde

Crystal Borde

PR News Top Women in PR — Changemaker

Crystal, a vice president and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Practice Lead at Vanguard Communications, was named a 2021 PR News Top Woman in PR in the Changemaker category for leading new DEI opportunities and initiatives in the public relations field.

Brenda K. Foster, MPA

Brenda K. Foster, MPA

Washington Women in Public Relations Woman of the Year Awards Finalist

Brenda was selected as a finalist for Washington Women in Public Relations’ 2021 Woman of the Year award for her far-reaching impact on the field of strategic communications and public relations in the Washington, DC, metro area.

Awards by Category

Since 2003, Vanguard has been recognized with more than 170 awards for our impactful, mission-driven work.

Graphic Design: 63
Digital: 43
Campaigns/Media Relations: 21
Events: 10