CGW: Committed to Excellence
January 25, 2011

CGW: Committed to Excellence

COP Communications’ Computer Graphics World magazine a dual winner at FOLIO Awards
January 25, 2011—Earlier today, Computer Graphics World magazine received the top prize, in addition to a second-place award, at FOLIO’s annual Eddie and Ozzie Awards banquet for magazine publishing excellence.

Incredibly, both CGW chief editor Karen Moltenbrey and long-time contributing editor Barbara Robertson were named two of the three finalists in the same category. The two editors were vying for prizes in the single-article category for publications in the B-to-B Technology/Computing/Telecom industry, with Robertson winning the Gold and Moltenbrey winning the Silver. The Bronze was given to Computerworld.

“It is an incredible feat to have received not only one, but two, FOLIO awards—and in the same category,” says Moltenbrey. “Barbara and I have worked together as a team for many years, and it’s fabulous that we can share in this honor.”

Robertson received her award for the feature “The Shape of Animation,” which detailed the technical journey of Disney/Pixar while creating the stereo 3D animated feature film Up. Moltenbrey received her award for the feature “ Dino Might,” which chronicles the history-making digital autopsy of sorts on the mummified dinosaur fossil Leonardo.

This is not the first time that both editors competed against each other in the same category for a top publishing award. Just last year, both vied for the national gold prize in the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards, with Moltenbrey coming out on top. Not long ago, both competed for the American Business Media (AMB) Jesse H. Neal Award for best single article, with Robertson taking first place. “It’s always an honor to lose, or win, against her. She is one of the best writers I know,” says Moltenbrey of her colleague.

For the past decade, both editors have been honored with numerous publishing awards, including many from ASBPE, ABM, STC (Society for Technical Communication), and more.

“It’s an honor to receive these awards and be recognized in one of the publishing industry’s most prestigious awards competitions,” says William R. Rittwage, CGW publisher and owner of COP Communications. “I have been in printing and publishing for some time, and it’s hard to match the editorial quality that CGW offers on a consistent basis. Karen and Barbara are both top-notch editors, and the commitment they bring to the publication and its readers is unmatched. I am very proud of them.”

FOLIO’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards are the magazine industry’s largest and most prestigious contest celebrating editorial and design excellence. For more than 20 years, the Eddies and Ozzies have recognized the best work across all sectors of the industry, including B-to-B, consumer, association, and city and regional media, making the contest the largest and most inclusive in publishing. More than 2000 entries competed in this year’s contest.

For more than three decades, Computer Graphics World has been recognized as the premier publication of the computer graphics industry. Please join COP Communications in congratulating Computer Graphics World for this recent accomplishment and its continued dedication in serving the CG marketplace.