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(March 1) A series of print advertisements produced by the Acton Institute won several top honors at the 2006 Addy Awards, an event sponsored by The Ad Club of West Michigan. The Acton print ads entered in the contest were designed to deepen the economic understanding of religious leaders and people of faith.

At a Grand Rapids reception attended by more than 250 people from the local advertising industry and from client organizations, Acton was presented with four awards. The campaign won a Gold Addy, two Silver Addys, and also received Best of Show in the highly competitive print category. Gold winners are automatically entered into a regional advertising awards contest.

A distinguished panel of judges from San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Portland, Ore., and other cities participated in the event. The campaign was written and designed by Rick Devon and Catherine Snow of the Grey Matter Group, a Grand Rapids-based agency.

“We're very pleased with these awards and would like to thank the Acton Institute for the opportunity to work on this campaign,” Catherine Snow said. “Without the Institute's vision and willingness to push the envelope, this could not have happened.”

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About the Acton Institute

With its commitment to pursue a society that is free and virtuous, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a leading voice in the national environmental and social policy debate. The Acton Institute is uniquely positioned to comment on the sound economic and moral foundations necessary to sustain humane environmental and social policies.

The Acton Institute is a nonprofit, ecumenical think tank located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Institute works internationally to "promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles."

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