This was another banner year for IJ’s communications team, which since our founding has racked up more than 55 national awards for its work personalizing, humanizing, and dramatizing the fight for freedom.
Among the awards received this year was the Roe Award, presented to IJ Vice President for Communications John Kramer. The Roe Award, named for the late Thomas A. Roe, is the highest honor given by the State Policy Network for achievements in advancing free-market ideas. (IJ’s co-founders Chip Mellor and Clint Bolick are each previous recipients of the Roe Award.) Kramer—who joined IJ in 1992—is recognized as one of the most innovative, creative, and effective communicators in the free-market movement.
IJ also won a Platinum Award from dotCOMM—an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communications—for our video “Why Do So Many Need the Government’s Permission to Work?” The video, which launched the second edition of our License to Work report, also earned an honorable mention at the Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival.
And IJ’s video describing our lawsuit defending the right of California horseshoeing instructor Bob Smith to teach a useful skill earned an Award of Distinction from the Videographer Awards program, as well as a second place Video Prize at the Reason Media Awards.
IJ’s communications team is the most effective in the business and will help IJ win the fight for liberty in the court of public opinion for years to come.