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Heifer International's World Ark magazine took home a gold award for its tablet app from the Association Media Publishing (AM&P) Annual EXCEL Awards on Monday.

Writer Annie Bergman, with Bates Designer Cecile Jordan, Art Director Derryl Sebro, and designer Gretchen Cobaugh. Heifer writer Annie Bergman, with Bates Creative staff Cecile Jordan, Darryl Sebro and Gretchen Cobaugh.

The tablet app, which is produced with the design expertise of Bates Creative Group using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite platform, won the award in the media innovation in mobile apps category. Heifer and Bates have published three digital magazines since launching the app in November 2012.

AM&P is a membership organization that serves association publishers, business operation executives, communications professionals, designers and content generators and the media they create.

All in all, AM&P had nearly 1,000 submissions for the EXCEL Awards. There were 166 winners representing 83 nonprofit organizations and associations. The awards honored work in categories like editorial, design, advertising and marketing, online publishing, mobile applications, digital editions and electronic newsletters.

If you haven't yet seen the digital edition of the magazine, the World Ark tablet app is available on iPads and Android tablets. Please take a look at the innovative designs and in depth features on your tablet today by downloading the app either from the App StoreSM or from Google Play.


Annie Bergman

Annie Bergman is a Global Communications Manager and helps plan, assign and develop content for the nonprofit’s website, magazine and blog. Bergman has interviewed survivors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, beekeepers in Honduras, women’s groups in India and war widows in Kosovo, among many others in her six years at Heifer.