2014 Communications Award Winners

Congratulations to all 148 award recipients for 2014! Take a look at the winners in each award category below, and check out the links to many of the winning entries.

A special congratulations to our 2014 Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award winners – Montana State University.

Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award

Montana State University
Mountains and Minds Magazine
University Communications, Tracy Ellig, Carol Schmidt, Bridget Ashcraft, Kelly Gorham

 

Award Categories

Alumni & Student Communications

Grand Gold

Viewbooks and Prospective Student Publications
University of Puget Sound

City of Destiny Users Manual
Generation, University of Puget Sound Community

Best Practices in Alumni Relations

Gold
University of Washington
2014 DEOHS Calendar
Cathy Schwartz, Elizabeth Sharpe, Sarah Fish

Gold
University of Washington Alumni Association
UW Alumni Association App
Bryan Daisley, Kerry MacDonald, Jen Weiss, Michele Locatelli, Taylor White, Ben Erickson, Ryan Hagg

 

Recruitment Brochures, Direct Mail and Event Materials

Gold
University of Calgary
“You Are in!” – Undergraduate Admissions Package
Stephanie Talbot, Wilma Olivier-Walden, Melissa Lackey, Scott Robinson, Ewan Nicholson, Riley Brandt
O&I Endorsement 

Bronze
Willamette University
Excel brochure, microsite and videos
Sarah Evans, Susan Blettel, Frank Miller, Michael Wright, Laura Levin

 

Student Handbooks, Catalogs and other Informational Publications

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
Orientation Welcome Week 2013 Package
Jeffrey Overstreet, Samantha Davis

Bronze
University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan Student Guide
Meghan Sired, Kathy Munroe, Kurt Hofmann, International Student and Study Abroad Centre

 

Viewbooks and Prospective Student Publications

Silver
Simon Fraser University
Are you SFU?
Donna Dove, Leanne Dalton, Byron Henry, Karo Design

Silver
University of Calgary
“Experience Calgary” – Undergraduate Viewbook
Stephanie Talbot, Wilma Olivier-Walden, Melissa Lackey, Scott Robinson, Ewan Nicholson, Riley Brandt
O&I Endorsement

Silver
University of Washington
This Is Us
Office of Admissions Communications Team: Morgan Dusatko, Tonya Namura, Paula Shields, Joel Walters. Creative Communications Design Team: John Linse, Jo-Ann Sire

Bronze
Mount Royal University
Mount Royal University Viewbook
Shannon Thomas, Marnie Powell, Collin Semenoff, Karen Richards, Michal Waissmann, Angela Sengaus, Deb Abramson, Alice MacKichan, Phil Warsaba, Jeanine Dryden, Jodie Huong, Shea Ellingham, Maureen Evans

Bronze
University of Portland
UP: Campus & Academic Experience
Rachel Barry-Arquit, Duane Maidens, Debbie Cohen, Tanya Wangsmo, Jeff Kennel, Mary Beebe, Jason McDonald, Laurie Kelley

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Fundraising, Special Event & Other Communications

Grand Gold

Special Event Collateral
Oregon State University
Be Bright Be Seen
Melody Oldfield, David Baker, Laura Shields, Darryl Lai, Oliver Day, Amy Charron, Santiago Uceda, Gary Dulude, Carol Andrews, Long Lam, Colin Huber, Ashley Fuszek, Theresa Hogue

Annual, Semiannual or Biennial Reports

Gold
Seattle University
Seattle University President’s Report
Tina Potterf, Annie Beckmann, Mike Thee, Turnstyle Studio

Gold
University of Washington School of Social Work
Luminaries: Profiles in Social Innovation
Kim Isaac, Bruce Betz, Joan van den Berg, Mel Curtis

Bronze
University of Alberta
Alberta School of Business – EXCELLENCE, RELEVANCE, CONFIDENCE
Monica Wegner, Greg Miller

 

Direct Mail and Advertising for Fundraising

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
Significance Newsletter
Clint Kelly, Chris Kennedy

Bronze
UW Medicine Advancement
Planting a Seed for Planned Giving
Caroline Anderson, Delia Ward, Ann Wolken, Jennifer Hazelbrook, Members of the Planned Giving Committee

 

Fundraising Brochures, Case Statements, Fliers & Packets (suite of related publications)

Gold
University of Alberta
The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services Case for Support
Erica Viegas, Robert Moyles
O&I Endorsement

Silver
Oregon Episcopal School
Open Up. The Campaign for OES
Randa Cleaves, Martin C. Jones, Lisa Jordan, Don Grant, Betty Emrey, Tom Berridge, Anne Marie Snyder

Silver
Simon Fraser University
SFU’s 50th Anniversary Campaign Case for Support
Anthea Lee, Su T. Fitterman, Greg Ehlers, Dale Northey, Erica Branda

 

Other Special Purpose Publications

Silver
Eastern Washington University
Discover E Magazine
Teresa Conway, Sam Buzby, Ron Dalla, Brian Lynn

Silver
University of Alaska Anchorage
UAA Field Notes Blog
Jamie Gonzales

Bronze
Washington State University Foundation
Legacy Matters
Teresa Koeppel, David Hoyt

 

Special Event Collateral

Gold
Gonzaga University
Ignatian Gala
Laura Gatewood, Whitney Franklin, Linda Jones, Cara Hoag

Silver
Washington State University Foundation
WSU Foundation Annual Recognition Gala collateral
David Hoyt, Teresa Koeppel, Trevor Durham

Bronze
Portland Community College
An Evening for Opportunity In the Spirit of Motown: 2013 PCC Foundation Annual Gala
Jennifer Boehmer, Amy Petit, Katherine McDonald

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
Orientation Welcome Week 2013 Package
Jeffrey Overstreet, Samantha Davis

Bronze
University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba Homecoming 2013
Marketing Communications Office, Alumni Relations

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Magazines

Grand Gold

Print General Interest Magazines-circulation <29,999
Montana State University
Mountains and Minds Magazine
University Communications, Tracy Ellig, Carol Schmidt, Bridget Ashcraft, Kelly Gorham

Magazine Improvement (print only; any audience)

Gold
Oregon Episcopal School
OES Magazine
Martin C. Jones, Anne Marie Snyder, Tom Berridge
 O&I Endorsement

 

Magazine Special Issues

Gold
University of Portland
Portland Magazine: The Education Issue
Brian Doyle

Silver
University of Puget Sound
Arches 125th Anniversary edition
Chuck Luce, Cathy Tollefson, Julie Reynolds, Ross Mulhausen, Gayle Macintosh, John Finney

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
Response Magazine Summer 2013: “From This Place”
Jennifer Gilnett, Hannah Notess, BeckyJo Bourgeois

 

Print General Interest Magazines-circulation <29,999

Silver
University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering
U of A Engineer
Richard Cairney, Leanne Nickel, Laurie Shinkaruk

Bronze
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Montana Tech MNews
Montana Tech Advancement & Development Team

 

Print General Interest Magazines-circulation >75,000

Gold
University of British Columbia
Trek Magazine
Vanessa Clarke, Keith Leinweber, Pamela Yan, Alison Huggins, Michael Awmack, Elizabeth Powell

Silver
University of Saskatchewan
The Green & White, University of Saskatchewan alumni magazine
Derrick Kunz, Malary Cloke
 O&I Endorsement

Bronze
Portland State University
Portland State Magazine
Kathryn Kirkland

Bronze
University of Washington
Columns Magazine – University of Washington
Paul Rucker, Jon Marmor, Paul Fontana, Ken Shafer, Julie Garner

 

Print General Interest Magazines-circulation 30,000-74,999

Gold
Gonzaga University
Gonzaga Magazine
Marny Lombard, Patricia Skattum, Rajah Bose, Tracy Martin, Linda Jones, Eli Francovich, Dale Goodwin

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
etc Magazine
Julia Siemens, Dale Kegley

Bronze
Lethbridge College
Wider Horizons
Lisa Kozleski, Dana Woodward, Carmen Toth
 O&I Endorsement

 

Special Constituency and Research Magazines

Gold
Pacific Lutheran University
Business Scene
Steve Hansen, Mari Peterson, John Froschauer, Barbara Clements, Simon Sung, Steve Skramstad

Silver
Oregon State University
Terra Magazine
Nick Houtman, Lee Sherman, Amy Charron, Teresa Hall

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Photography/Illustration

Grand Gold

Photographer of the Year
University of Alberta
John Ulan

 

Illustration and Photo-Illustration-Individual

Gold
University of Alberta
New Trail – Autumn 2013 Cover Illustration
Julius Csotonyi, John Ulan

Silver
Montana State University
Einstein illustration
Bridget Ashcraft

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
“At the Table” – Response Magazine page 14
Rafael Lopez

 

Illustration and Photo-Illustration-Series of related illustrations (min 3; max 6)

Silver
Portland State University
Portland State of Mind Apparel Line
Brett Forman, Katie LaRosa, Joe Wirtheim

 

Photographer of the Year

Silver
The University of Alberta
Richard Siemens portfolio
Richard Siemens

Bronze
Montana State University
Photographer of the year portfolio
Kelly Gorham

 

Photography-Individual photographs

Gold
University of Idaho
Alyssa Charlston – Portrait for Annual Giving solicitation
Joe Pallen

Silver
Montana State University
Saul
Kelly Gorham

Bronze
University of Alberta
The Changing Face of the North
John Ulan

 

Photography-Series of related photographs (min-3; max-6)

Gold
Gonzaga University
President for a Day
Rajah Bose

Silver
Oregon State University
Everyday Champions poster series, Oregon State University
Amy Charron, Colin Huber, Chris Becerra, Frank Miller, Jeff Basinger

Bronze
University of Idaho
McCall Outdoor Science School – Unviersity of Idaho
Joe Pallen, Melissa Hartley

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Projects & Programs

Grand Gold

Special Events
Oregon State University
Austin Hall Construction Launch
OSU Foundation Communications & Stewardship

Best Practices in Advancement Services

Bronze
The University of British Columbia
Data Quality Program
George Firican, Lynda Campbell, Mary Mootatamby, Shirley Tsui, Joe Xing, Donabel Santos, Min Zhu, Tracey Carmichael, Anne Marie Johnston.

 

Best Practices in Communications and Marketing

Gold
Montana State University
“Welcome Back Bobcats!” Kits
Chelsea Schmidt

Silver
The University of Alberta
What’s Next.
University of Alberta Marketing and Communications, University of Alberta Digital Strategy, Trigger Communications

Bronze
SAIT Polytechnic
Apprenticeship Blended Learning Campaign
Viola Midegs, Marcia Bergman,

 

Best Practices in Comprehensive Campaigns

Gold
Gonzaga University
This is THE YEAR
Bailee Neyland, Stephanie Rockwell, Kurt Heimbigner, Matt Breach, Linda Jones, Patricia Skattum, Matt Gollnick

Silver
University of British Columbia
UBC start an evolution Campaign
Richard Fisher, Caroline Luk, Juliana Fridman and DDB

 

Best Practices in Fundraising

Silver
University of British Columbia
The Wonderful World of Annual Giving
UBC Annual Giving (Elain Evans, Suzanne Ostrow, Anna Lidstone and Kim Villagante)

Bronze
Oregon State University Foundation
Trustee Dashboard Report
OSU Foundation Advancement Services, OSU Foundation Board Relations

Bronze
University of British Columbia
Call Centre Process
UBC Annual Giving (Elain Evans, Suzanne Ostrow, Eli Berenbiem, Genevieve Finn, Karim Kassam, Jushin Ghuman)

 

Branding and Image Development/Identity Programs and Projects

Silver
NAIT – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Essential (brand strategy and campaign)
Susan Cline and brand implementation team: Kendra Morton, Jennifer Lubrin, Sherri Krastel, Ruth Grenville, Robin Morgan, Thomas Popowich, Derek Lue, Ruth Juliebo, Kristen Vernon, Nancy McGuire, Natalie Lang

Bronze
Pacific University
IMS Year 4 – Explore your passion and find your future
David McLean, Jenni Luckett, Parrish Evans, Nick Fillis, Ben Griffin, Tammy Spencer, Joyce Gabriel

 

Special Events

Silver
Gonzaga University
National Gonzaga Day
Thayne McCulloh, Tom Tilford, Camilla Tilford, Joe Poss, David Sonntag, Bob Finn, Kara Hertz, Laura Gatewood, Whitney Franklin, Mary Joan Hahn, Kurt Heimbigner, Kris Kassel, Angela Ruff, Joel Morgan, Chris Standiford, Susie Prusch, David Lindsay, Jillene McKinstry, Katie Doree, Whitney Brooks, Rajah Bose, Matt Gollnick, Dale Goodwin, Cara Hoag, Linda Jones, Marny Lombard, Tracy Martin, Bethany Prince, Patricia Skattum, Peter Tormey

Silver
University of Calgary
The Greatest Outdoor Show ABOVE Earth
University Relations, Community Engagement Department

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
President Daniel J. Martin’s Inauguration
Jennifer Gilnett, Alison Estep, Dale Kegley, Lynn Anselmi, BeckyJo Bourgeois, Eric Crissman, Jacob Lane, Hope McPherson, Wendy Jones

Bronze
University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan Graduation Powwow
Meghan Sired, Kurt Hofmann, Kathy Munroe, Craig McNaughton, Robert Blizzard, Vicki Squires, Stephanie Mulhall and Aboriginal Students’ Centre

Bronze
University of Washington
September to Remember
UW Advancement Communications, Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Principal Giving, Advancement Services, Volunteer Engagement

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Video & Multimedia

Grand Gold

Multimedia for Special Events
Oregon State University
Kel Wer
Justin Smith, Oliver Day, Darryl Lai, Kegan Sims, Santiago Uceda, Thuy Tran

Advertising Spots and Public Service Announcements

Gold
University of Portland
Korey Thieleke Hero Commercial
Jeff Kennel, Joe Kuffner, Jason Brough, Adam Linnman, Laurie Kelley
Advertising Spots and Public Service Announcements

Silver
Boise State University
Life At Boise State
Office of Communications and Marketing, Mitchell Palmer

Bronze
Montana State University
We Shape the Future
Julie Kipfer, Dennis Aig,  Scott Chestnut

 

Fundraising and Alumni Relations Videos

Gold
Washington State University Foundation
Platinum Laureate Recognition: WA Grain Commission
Adam Ratliff, Adam Wallberg, Kevin Grote, Trevor Durham, John Sutherland

Silver
University of British Columbia
UBC Alumni Association 2012-13 Annual Report Video
Vanessa Clarke, Keith Leinweber, Pamela Yan

Bronze
Simon Fraser University
The Power of Engagement: it starts with a gift
Erica Branda, David Brigden, Thomas Buchan, Grant Callegari, Greg Ehlers, Ivana Filipovich, Hans Goksoyr, Dan Moxon, Dale Northey, Eric Sanderson, Matthew Schilling, Joel Schwarz, Kevin Teichroeb

 

Multimedia for Special Events

Silver
University of Calgary
The place to study space
University of Calgary Marketing team, Marie-Hélène Thibeault, Trevor Alberts

Bronze
NAIT – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
NAIT Athletics Awards Show Opener
Kim Brix, Craig Hicks

 

Public Relations Videos

Gold
Red River College
Campus Living at Red River College
Bill Acheson

Silver
The University of Alberta
What’s Next: David Ley
University of Alberta Marketing and Communications, Geoff McMaster, Jeff Allan, Adam Kidd, Trigger Communications

Bronze
Portland State University
College of the Arts PSU
Peter Simon, Brett Forman, Kenny Katz, Tyler Brain

 

Student Recruitment Videos

Gold
Portland State University
Urban Honors Video
Peter Simon, Jennie Hayes, Brett Forman, Anne Fallon, Nora Quiros, Julie Smith, Christine Campbell, Kenny Katz, Medha Pulla, Rebekkah Brainerd

Bronze
University of Alberta
Nutrition and Food Science Video
Michel Proulx, Jeff Allen, Deja Springfield

Bronze
Washington State University
Pac-12 Video
Brian K. Maki, Richard H. Miller

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Visual Design

Grand Gold

Design Improvement (Print or Identity)
University of Portland
Faculty Report
Rachel Barry-Arquit, Tom Greene, Joe Erceg, Matt Erceg, John Furey, Roya Ghorbani-Elizeh, Marcus Covert, Steve Hambuchen, Laurie Kelley

Cover Design

Silver
University of Washington
September 2013 Columns cover
Ken Shafer

 

Design Improvement (Print or Identity)

Silver
Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
College of Public Health and Human Sciences Print Suite
Kathryn Stroppel, Mary Susan Weldon

Bronze
Boise State University
Boise State University Facts & Figures
Jodie Thiel, Kathleen Tuck

 

Logo and Brand Identity Graphics

Bronze
University of Washington Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Burke Museum Rebranding Project
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Asha Hossain Design, Inc., Matale Line

 

Multi-Page Print Design

Silver
Montana State University
Montana State University Viewbook
Ron Lambert, Lee Cook, Kelly Gorham

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
SPU Campus Light Pole Banners
BeckyJo Bourgeois

Silver
University of Alberta
Building a Better Undergrad
Marcey Andrews

Silver
University of Portland
University of Portland: Campus Experience
Rachel Barry-Arquit, Debbie Cohen, Duane Maidens, Jeff Kennel, Mary Beebe, Laurie Kelley, Tanya Wangsmo, Jason McDonald

Bronze
SAIT Polytechnic
LINK
Richard Maruk, Brett Gundlock, Brian Bowman, Susan Mainella, Carolynn Semeniuk

Bronze
University of Washington
September to Remember Invitation
UW Advancement Communications

Bronze
Washington State University Foundation
WSU Foundation Annual Recognition Gala collateral
David Hoyt, Teresa Koeppel

 

Posters

Gold
University of Saskatchewan
‘I Declared’ poster campaign
Kurt Hofmann, Meghan Sired, Kathy Munroe, University Registrar

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
Sacred Sounds Event Poster
Lynn Anselmi

 

Single-Page Print Design

Silver
Simon Fraser University
Are you SFU?
Donna Dove, Byron Henry, Leanne Dalton, Karo Design

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Websites

Grand Gold

Other Sub-site or Section
Gonzaga University
Advent Calendar
Bailee Neyland, Stephanie Rockwell, Kurt Heimbigner, Matt Gollnick, Linda Jones

Fundraising Sub-site or Section

Bronze
University of British Columbia
UBC Faculty and Staff start an evolution Appeal
UBC Annual Giving (Elain Evans, Suzanne Ostrow, Jennifer Galli, Chris Knapman, Newton Hoang, Karim Kassam, Genevieve Finn, and Nadine Nackull) and campus partners

 

Other Sub-site or Section

Silver
Oregon State University
Floralia
David Baker, Darryl Lai, Callie Newton, Oliver Day, Kegan Sims, Justin Smith, Santiago Uceda, Carol Andrews

Silver
University of Saskatchewan
PAWS web portal
Colin Skrapek, Medbh English

Bronze
Boise State University
Boise State University Events Website
Teri Williams, Kathleen Tuck, Office of Communications and Marketing, Student Affairs, Westwerk

Bronze
Oregon State University
Beaver Nation website
Oliver Day, Colin Huber, Heather Miller, Kegan Sims, Santiago Uceda

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
“From This Place” Photo Slider – Online Response Magazine
Eric Crissman, BeckyJo Bourgeois

 

Overall Institutional Website

Gold
University of Washington College of the Environment
UW College of the Environment Website
Drew Collins, Darin Reid, Molly McCarthy, John Meyer, Stephanie Harrington, Harry Edmon, Dean’s Office at the College of the Environment

Bronze
University of Alberta
UAlberta Responsive Website
University Digital Strategy

 

Social Media Programs & Projects (social media campaigns, apps, etc.)

Silver
NAIT – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Back-to-School Instagram Contest
Linda Hoang, Kristen Vernon

 

Student Recruitment Sub-site or Section

Silver
University of Idaho
Degree Finder 2.0
Johanna Blickenstaff, Danial Bleile, Scott Riener, Shawn Clabough, Stacie Jones, University Web Communications Team, Office of Admission, Division of Enrollment Management, College of Graduate Studies, University Photography

Bronze
Simon Fraser University
Are you SFU?
Donna Dove, Leanne Dalton, Byron Henry, Eryn Holbrook, Karo Design

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Writing

Grand Gold

Individual Features or Feature Articles
Oregon State University
Ice Core Diaries
Julia Rosen

Development Writing (fundraising letters, case or impact statements, donor recognition, etc.)

Gold
Bow Valley College
Quest for Best
Tom Ahern, Ron Burke

Silver
University of British Columbia
“Be Happy” Annual Alumni Appeal
UBC Annual Giving, Chris Knapman

 

Editorial Shorts (published-print or web-editorial pieces <1000 words)

Gold
University of Portland
The Best Professor in the State of Oregon
Brian Doyle

Silver
Oregon State University
Keep Calm and Continue Hosting
Kevin Miller

Silver
University of Portland
The Best Soccer Player in the World
Brian Doyle

Bronze
University of Alberta
The Accidental Protestor
Glenn Kubish

Bronze
University of Alberta
The Making of a Citizen
Todd Babiak

 

Individual Features or Feature Articles

Gold
NAIT – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
City of Tomorrow
Scott Messenger

Gold
Washington State University
The Animal Mind Reader
Eric Sorensen

Gold
Western Washington University
Linked Through Language
Matthew Anderson

Silver
University of Alberta
Bringing Birth Back to the North
Sarah Ligon

Silver
University of Oregon
All That You Can Be
Thomas Frank
 O&I Endorsement

Silver
University of Oregon
Long Journey Home
Kimber Williams
 O&I Endorsement

Silver
Western Washington University
View Finder
Claire Sykes

Silver
Western Washington University
Bringing Them Home
Dennis Hollier

Bronze
NAIT – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Strange Brews
Scott Messenger

Bronze
SAIT Polytechnic
Embedded in The Movement
Carolynn Semeniuk

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
“Empowered By Hope” – Response Summer 2013 p. 28-33
Richard Seven

Bronze
The College of Idaho
Force of Nature
Jordan Rodriguez

Bronze
University of Alberta
Solving the Grizzly Bear Question
Keith Gerein

Bronze
University of Alberta
The Keys to Life
Sarah Ligon

Bronze
University of British Columbia
Trek Magazine: Courage, Education & Hope – Issue 32- Fall/Winter 2012
Roberta Staley

Bronze
University of Washington
Escape Artist
Jim Kahn

Bronze
Willamette University
Voice to the Voiceless
Sarah Evans, Erik Schmidt

Bronze
Willamette University College of Law
Willamette Lawyer magazine: Africa’s Legal Renaissance
Lisa Grace Lednicer

 

News Writing (news releases, web or print news writing)

Gold
The University of Alberta
Finding Fluency: A Father’s Final Wish
Marketing and Communications, Bryan Alary, Sean Townsend

Silver
The University of Alberta
Humanities, Medicine Combine to Reveal the Secrets of Scurvy
Marketing and Communications, Michael Brown, Sean Townsend

Silver
University of Alberta
Blue Sky, Green Moss
Kate Black

Bronze
University of Washington
The Fish We Eat
Elizabeth Sharpe

Bronze
University of Washington
A Living Building
Elizabeth Sharpe

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