[ Posted: Aug 09, 2012 ]
Thanks to Scott Hull Associates artists David Lesh and Penelope Dullaghan, Health Progress won awards in the graphics and illustration categories from both the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors and the Catholic Press Association. ASHPE recognizes outstanding work in health care publications; the Catholic Press Association recognizes outstanding work in publications – both newspapers and magazines related in some way to the US. Catholic Church.
Health Progress's cover for the January-February 2011 issue, which featured an illustration by Penelope Dullaghan, won a gold award from ASHPE. Another gold was awarded for "best use of graphics" for the July-August 2011 issue, which featured illustrations throughout by David Lesh.
In addition, ASHPE named Health Progress "publication of the year," based on the submission of three consecutive issues, one of which was an issue featuring Penelope Dullaghan's illustrations throughout. Additionally, five awards from the Catholic Press Association included a first-place award for illustration, based on the submission of the January-February 2011 issue.
"It was a pleasure to work with both David and Penelope. David illustrated an issue on workplace issues; Penelope illustrated an issue on palliative care. In each case, their work was well suited to the issue's theme, though – or perhaps because – their styles are very different. They captured the spirit of the publication and related their illustrations to the particulars of the individual articles, and were happy to accommodate requests for adjustments," said Pam Schaeffer, Editor with The Catholic Health Association.
Pam went on to explain, "Our goal is not so much to win awards as it is to publish a magazine that provides our readers with useful material in a pleasing package. Since a redesign two years ago, we choose a single illustrator for every issue. Our articles can be dense, so we are really grateful for illustrations that serve both to entice our readers and enhance our content."