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LJCDS Magazine Earns Three Awards

By Tiffany Truong, director of marketing and communications
1926 awarded by CASE and InspirED.
1926, La Jolla Country Day School’s alumni magazine, earned three awards: gold for independent school magazine (issues: spring 2020, winter 2019) in the 2021 CASE District VII Awards of Excellence; gold for magazine feature article design (winter 2019) by 2020 InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Awards; bronze for independent school printed magazine 2020 InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Awards (winter 2019).
Of the magazine, the judges of the Brilliance Awards share, “The bandwidth of this school is what strikes me about this piece. From abstract art to TedTalks, to MLB, to cybersecurity, to broadway; the scope of these stories is impressive, but I love the way they spell out the LJCDS influences within the copy. Cover art seals it. Absolutely gorgeous design and photography. A rich variety of content. Not flashy but very impressive.” 

Of the winter 2019 feature, “Uninhibited and Abstract” featuring Ali Silverstein ’98, the judges of the Brilliance Awards share, “A knockout! The designer wisely put the artwork front and center; the text sections are visually interesting in their own right without competing for attention. It's a long article, but it never drags—each page is inviting in its own way while working together as a harmonious whole. The creativity in the design is befitting of the article's talented subject.”

The magazine has won silver and bronze awards from CASE and InspirED School Marketers in the past several years, but this is LJCDS’ first two gold awards. 

About InspirED School Marketers 
The InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award is the only international competition that recognizes excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications exclusively. The Brilliance Awards are sponsored by InspirED School Marketers, a website that provides “brilliant ideas and brain food” for private school administrators around the globe.

The entries were judged by a volunteer panel of 69 marketing experts from around the world who are professionals in private schools or businesses that specialize in school marketing. The entries were scored on creativity, persuasiveness, design, copy, photography and overall appeal.

About CASE
CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) is the global nonprofit association dedicated to educational advancement—alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and advancement services—who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society.

The Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events and outstanding communications. Experts from all disciplines throughout the district judge the entries in more than 60 categories and select the Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for each category.


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