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Axiom Wins "Best in Show" and More at the 2010 Lantern Awards

Axiom was the year’s biggest winner at the 2010 Business Marketing Association Houston’s Lantern Awards on Nov. 16 at The Petroleum Club – receiving the Best in Show Award plus five prestigious Lantern Awards and 17 Medals of Excellence.

The Lantern Awards annually recognize top-quality creative and strategic business-to-business communications. The Best in Show accolade — given to only one project — honored Axiom’s total communication program for Gardner Denver’s PZ-2400 launch campaign. The Gala’s Master of Ceremonies pumped up the excitement when he introduced the night’s overall winner with “If I was Axiom’s competition, I’d be terrified.”

Axiom also earned three of its Lantern Awards for Gardner Denver, a provider of compressed air and gas, vacuum and fluid transfer technologies. These included a website, a flash-animated email campaign and the total communication program for the PZ-2400 project.

Axiom’s illustration for a Cameron project in Brazil and its advertising campaign for ION BasinSPANS also received Lantern Awards, marking them as the best work in their categories.

Axiom’s 17 Medals of Excellence — the most of any firm in the year’s juried exhibit — further demonstrated its broad capabilities with work for clients including PGS, ION, Cameron, Clark Condon Associates, Basic Energy Services, the Art Directors Club of Houston, Dawson Geophysical, Gardner Denver and Axiom's own self promotion.

Awards were received by Axiom in the categories of 3D Animations, Motion Graphics, Interactive Multimedia, Interactive Trade Shows, Websites, Online Advertising, Billboard/Posters, Small Trade Show Exhibits, Sales Brochures, Technical Literature, Direct Mail, Advertising, Total Communications Program, and Qualitative Research.

The Art League Houston's 2010 Gala

As a Five Thousand Dollar sponsor of The Art League Houston's 2010 Gala, Axiom supported the yearly event with two tables of guests. Axiom President, Tom Hair, recently joined the Art League Houston’s Board of Directors and as a native Houstonian has also been a past student at the League.

Honoring the 2010 Texas Artist of the Year, Joseph Havel and 2010 Texas Patrons of the Year, Leslie and Brad Bucher, the Gala featured a silent auction of work by local artists, guest speakers, a screen presentation of Mr. Havel's art and formal dinner and dancing.

The event also had a special exhibit of work from the Healing Arts program. Art League Houston has offered the Healing Art programs since 1991. The outreach classes are presented free of charge and provide access to the creative process for individuals in the greater Houston area who often have little or no opportunity for creative outlets or artistic expression.

Art League Executive Director Vanessa Wodehouse said "Every year Art League Houston friends gather to celebrate the Texas Artist of the Year and Texas Patrons of the Year. This year we honored artist Joseph Havel and patrons Leslie and Brad Bucher. Nearly 300 guests crowded the ballroom at the Omni to congratulate them. It was a festive evening brimming with great food, incredible artwork, and fun dancing to the Allen Oldies Band. And to top it off, Art League Houston raised money to support its school, exhibitions, and outreach programs!"

To learn more about supporting the arts, local outreach and attending classes, visit

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