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ACTEC Recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts


Contact: Rebecca Vandall

Washington DC – May 19  The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts has awarded five Communicator Awards to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). The Communicator Awards is one of the largest competitive awards programs honoring creative excellence for communications professionals, receiving over 5,000 entries from across the U.S. and around the world.

ACTEC received one (1) Award of Excellence and four (4) Awards of Distinction for audio and video content produced for ACTEC Family Estate Planning GuidePlanning for a Diverse and Equitable Future, and ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk. All three series are made possible through the support of The ACTEC Foundation.

ACTEC Family Estate Planning Guide: Award of Excellence & Award of Distinction

The highest level of acclaim, an Award of Excellence in the Individual-Education Category, was awarded to the ACTEC Family Estate Planning Guide’s video “Should your Adult Child be a Co-Signer on your Bank Account?,” featuring ACTEC Fellows Crystal W. Edwards and Letha S. McDowell. ACTEC Family Estate Planning Guide is a video series that provides the public answers to frequently asked estate planning questions. The series also received an Award of Distinction in the Online Video – Web Series category.

Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future: Two Awards of Distinction

Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future, a monthly diversity, equity and inclusion video series, won two Awards of Distinction. The series was recognized in the Online Video Web Series category, and “Transgender? How to Change Your Legal Name and Gender Marker on Vital Records,” hosted by ACTEC Fellow Terrence M. Franklin and featuring ACTEC Fellows Cynthia G. Lamar-Hart and Paula A. Kohut, was recognized in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Category & Video – Web Series category.

ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk: Award of Distinction

ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk received an Award of Distinction as an Educational Podcast Series. The weekly podcast series offers wealth planning professionals best practice advice and insights. ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk celebrated its 200th podcast last week.

About The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC): Established in 1949, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national, nonprofit association of approximately 2,400 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration and related practice areas. The College’s mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust and tax laws and procedures and professional practice standards. ACTEC frequently offers technical comments with regard to legislation and regulations but does not take positions on matters of policy or political objectives.

About the Communicator Awards: The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded nearly three decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. The 28th Annual Communicator Awards

received over 4,000 entries from ad agencies, digital agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms.

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