Event Information

Creative Best: Never Settle

And that’s a wrap on Creative Best 2020! We hope everyone enjoyed this year’s at-home Creative Best experience, and we hope you’ll join us in 2021!

A Note from the Co-Presidents:

Congratulations to all of you for being proud of your work, whether or not you received an award. Creative Best—and CSCA as a whole—is about building this extraordinary village, being inspired by our work, and pursuing our passions and purpose. It has been an honor to be your leaders for this year.

In a year like 2020, we are so inspired by the bravery, fortitude, and communal spirit of the people of this city. These are challenging times for all of us, and yet in our reflection over this year we find overwhelming gratitude.

We have immense gratitude to all who came before us—fifty years is a huge accomplishment and wouldn’t have been possible without the stewardship of many leaders over many years.

We are grateful for the board members and past presidents who provided invaluable guidance throughout the year.

We are grateful for the amazing duo of Sasha Bohn and Elliott Cennamo for their herculean role in organizing this event, and the beautiful presentation and motion graphics Elliott created.

We are grateful for the entire Creative Best team: Sasha + Elliott, plus Kendra Bosse, Kelly Kistler, Danielle Scott, Danielle Deley, Rachel Castrop, Lydia Stutzman, Cory Oakley, Lance Osborne, Ron Kellow, and Gregor Gilliom for all of their help pulling off this crazy idea.

We are grateful for our guest presenters who recorded videos for this presentation: your wild creativity blew us away and made this a richer experience for all.

We are grateful for our CSCA officers who supported the structure of our organization all year long, making everything run smoothly and look effortless.

We are grateful for all of the volunteers and agencies who took the time to mentor students, design artwork, write copy, share our posts, and take photos.

And we are grateful for our sponsors who donated time, services, money, swag, raffle prizes, and more. We couldn’t have put on this amazing virtual event without you.

—Suzy Sprague & Jeremy Rosario, 2020 Co-Presidents

See the Work Again

Printed Awards Book
At this time we are sold out of this publication. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please indicate your interest by filling out this survey. If we get enough demand, we will print a second edition.

Digital Awards Book

Awards Show Video

Chat Thread: Serious AOL Vibes

Wow—way to bring the ENERGY, fam! Select snippets of this lively chat are above…as imagined in a ’90s chat room-aesthetic. If you enjoyed the chat thread and want to read the transcript again for sentimental reasons, we got you. (We sure did!)  Here’s a link to the full thing.

Social Media Roundup
We see you, CBUS! Thank you for posting your unboxing videos, your award trophies, and most of all, your pets wearing our bandanas. We love it!

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Tag us @CSCArts (Twitter) and @thecsca (Instagram) and use #cscarts. We love seeing your event pictures and what you’ve been working on. We might just repost it!

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Paper. Printing. Design. Development. Copywriting. Swag. Friendship.

We are proud to partner with this incredible list of local businesses. All of our sponsors deserve a hearty round of applause for their myriad contributions to CSCA and the community at large. This amazing virtual event would not have been possible without you.

Platinum Millcraft | Pressworks | Columbus Museum of Art

Gold Igloo Letterpress

Silver Elliott Cennamo Motion Design | Process Interactive

Bronze Ron Kellow | Clatter Press

Patrons, Friends, & Businesses Gregor Gilliom / Versatile Words | Seventh Son Brewing | Crimson Cup | Dylan Menges / Menges Design | Upright Press | Portfolio Creative | Lineage Brewing | Donatos Pizza

Join us in 2021

Columbus Society of Communicating Arts is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization and is 100% volunteer-run. Since 1970, CSCA has supported the growth of designers, writers, production specialists, illustrators, students, educators, and we appreciate your support!

Consider joining us as a member for our upcoming 2021 season to contribute to the on-going work of this organization. Join today.

Thank you for your support.

Full site: cscarts.org/creative-best

Monday, November 23, 2020