Kia Canada presents Best Print and Web Design awards at AJAC annual
Journalism Award Gala
2013 Best Print Design awarded to PRN Ignition handbook
2013 Best Web Design presented to AutoFocus.ca
NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. has presented
the 2013 Best Print and Web Design awards during the Automobile
Journalists Association of Canada's (AJAC's) annual Journalism Awards
gala. Kia Canada was pleased to acknowledge the PRN Ignition handbook with the 2013 Best Print Design award, presented to Shaun
Keenan, Group Managing Editor, Performance Publications Group. The
winner of the 2013 Best Web Design award is AutoFocus.ca, presented to Antoine Joubert, Editor-in-Chief and Content Manager.
The Best Design awards, presented by Kia Canada Inc., recognize the best
print publication design and online outlet design in Canadian
automotive journalism. The selected winners both combine a professional
design theme which is both effective and aesthetically appealing. The
judging panel was comprised of industry professionals of varying design
disciplines, including digital and architectural design.
"Kia is proud to be the presenting sponsor of both of the AJAC Best
Print and Web Design awards. Kia's design language continues to evolve
and receive acknowledgement in both the automotive and design
industries, such as the all-new Kia Rondo which was recently presented
the prestigious red dot product design award," said Robert Staffieri,
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Kia Canada Inc. "Kia Canada
feels that both PRN Ignition and AutoFocus.ca create a well-designed product as well, connecting their targeted
audience in a way that deserves to be recognized."
"The PRN Ignition handbook has a very clear design structure, is clear for the user to
enjoy its beautiful page layout, complete with wonderful imagery," said
award judge Mark Aseltine, an architect from Halifax, NS, about the
Best Print Design award winning entry. "To top it off, the typography
is dead on, with emphasis where it counts and legibility throughout."
On the digital side, AutoFocus.ca was a clear winner as voted by all judges. "Autofocus.ca offers an elegant layout that allows the content to breathe, coupled
with a handy always-on-screen navigation system," said award judge Ian
Zamojc, a web developer.
In addition, Kia Canada recognized runner-ups at the AJAC annual
Journalism Awards gala. The 2013 runner-up for Best Print Design
presented by Kia Canada Inc was named to the Globe and Mail, while the
runner-up award for Best Web Design was presented to Autogo.ca.
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of
Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and
services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte,
Optima and Sorento through a network of 181 dealers nationwide. Kia
Canada Inc. employs 159 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters
and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new
state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia's brand slogan "The Power to
Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the
world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond
SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.
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