2018 AVA Digital Honorable Mention Award
AVA Digital Awards announced winners for the 2018 international awards competition. There were 2,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 16 other countries.
AVA Digital Awards recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design, and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Work ranges from audio and video productions — to websites and social media sites that present interactive components, such as video, animation, blogs, and podcasts — to other forms of user-generated digital communication.
Media personality Shefik, a native of New York, has won three awards in the 2018 competition for his nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show, "Shefik presents Invocation" (http://invocation.co). One AVA Digital Platinum Award, one AVA Digital Gold Award, and one AVA Digital Honorable Mention Award were all presented under the category "Audio Production/Radio: Program". In the 2017 competition, Shefik won five awards. This now brings the grand total to eight AVA Digital Awards overall. The AVA Digital Platinum Award is the highest honor that can be achieved in the competition, of which Shefik has received two awards (one in 2018, and the other in 2017).
AVA Digital Awards is sponsored and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, and freelance professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession.
As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals, who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Over the past few years, AMCP's Advisory Board has given out over $250,000 in grants to support philanthropic endeavors.
Judges are industry professionals, who look for companies and individuals whose talents exceed a high standard of excellence, and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
"I am honored to be a recipient of multiple AVA Digital Awards for the second consecutive year," says Shefik. "Thank you to the production crew of 'Shefik presents Invocation' for their support of my vision."
The award-winning entry of "Shefik presents Invocation" is as follows:
- "Songs to Invoke Fashion 2" (AVA Digital Honorable Mention Award):This particular episode (about "Fashion"), which is the 23rd episode of the radio show, features Miss Stars and Stripes Outstanding Teen 2017 Alyssa Morgan Lego (Miss America's Outstanding Teen); USA National Miss New Jersey Teen 2017 Patricia Esposito; USA National Miss Garden State 2017 Amanda Witkowski; drummer and musical director Abe Fogle (drummer for Rob Thomas and others); Duane Gazi-White (Co-Founder and President, Re•new Artists, Imaging and Consulting); Rashgene Gazi-White (Co-Founder and Vice-President, Re•new Artists, Imaging and Consulting); as well as messages from Grammy Award nominee Kathy Sledge; Dolores Dunning Milligan of the legendary Ladies of SKYY; and recording artist Tony Terry. Production Crew: Shefik (Executive Producer, Host and Writer), Frank McIntyre (Writer), Neddy Smith (Production Assistant), Pati Sands (Production Assistant), Dominick Rienzi (Production Assistant).