Shriners International Announces 2012 Dromedary Award Winners

Friday, June 8, 2012

(TAMPA, Fla.) Shriners International announced today the list of Shriners temples (chapters) that have been awarded 2012 Dromedary Awards, the annual competition recognizing the best in temple printed and electronic communications.

More than half of all Shriners temples submitted their best magazine, newspaper, newsletter, website, or social media communication for judging. The printed communications were judged on design, grammar and graphic usage, while the electronic communications were judged on timeliness, ease of navigation, necessary hospital information and design. All entries were judged by an unbiased panel of marketing and communications professionals who provided valuable and constructive feedback on each of the entries.

First Place Winners:
Magazines: Tunis Shriners, El Riad Shriners
Newspapers: Rhode Island Shriners, Hejaz Shriners
Websites: Naja Shriners, Aleppo Shriners, Kosair Shriners
Other: Barak Shriners, El Zaribah Shriners

For the first time, two temples tied in the website category: Aleppo and Kosair. In addition, there were more honorable mention winners this year than in years past, proving an increase in quality across the board. For more than 20 years, temples have been using the constructive suggestions provided for them by past Dromedary judges and a variety of marketing and communications professionals. 

“Every year we see an increase in quality in all Dromedary Award entries, and each year it gets harder and harder to judge!” said Imperial Public Relations Chairman Gary Bergenske. “I’m proud to see temples really taking the advice of the professionals critiquing their communications. I’m also proud to see so many temples using social media and more progressive forms of communication like e-blasts and online event calendars.”

The 2012 Dromedary Award winners will be on display at the Imperial Session of Shriners International in Charlotte, NC, July 1-5.

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun,fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 325,000 members throughout the world.