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(Ellensburg, WA) Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 24 countries, Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Department is named a Bronze winner in the 2017 Summit Creative Award® competition for its creative work for's 2016 television ad featuring Mark Pickerel.

"We are honored to be receiving recognition for the work our team has put forth to garner attention for Ellensburg. This city is full of amazing people with fantastic stories -- and this ad was a great way to create a draw for tourism to our area," says Amy McGuffin, Director of Tourism for the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce. "We would like to thank Mark and his family for their participation in this spot, and Digital Vendetta Productions for their work on the piece."

The Summit Creative Award (SCA) recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of small and medium sized advertising agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million. Celebrating its 23rd year, the SCA has firmly established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size and has become a coveted honor.
This year's panel of international judges included professionals representing the following countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Africa, and the United States.

Entries in 13 major categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During its blind judging (entering company names withheld) the Board of Judges search for and identify innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and user experience, and the ability to communicate and persuade. Winners were selected in a wide-range of categories from print and broadcast to, online advertising and social media.

"Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment in one's career. With vetted judges, tough judging criteria, two-phase blind judging processes, and strict bylaws limiting winners, only deserving entries receive recognition." Said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit International Awards (SIA). "The creative work this year was outstanding.  Watching the judges debate the details of individual entries in the run-off for the tops spots was inspiring."

This year's SCA creative competition included companies from the following 24 countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, England, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ireland, Malaysia, Martinique - French West Indies, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

The SIA organization was founded in 1994.  Annually it conducts the Summit Creative Award, the Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award and the Summit Emerging Media Award.  Additional information about the Summit International Awards organization, its competitions and winning firms can be found on the SIA web site at

Twitter: @summitawards


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