KidsPeace Communications/Creative Services Efforts Again Win National Recognition

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SCHNECKSVILLE, PA (May 23, 2024) – KidsPeace announced that efforts from its Communications/Creative Services function have won top honors in two national marketing and advertising competitions for 2023.

The pieces received Gold Awards in both the 41st annual Healthcare Advertising Awards and the 23rd Annual Aster Awards competitions – giving the KidsPeace function top honors in four such national competitions since 2020.

In the Aster Awards competition, KidsPeace received Gold Award recognition for four of its entries:

  • The organization’s 2022 Annual Report, which used the metaphor of the creation of “sea glass” to highlight the transformative potential of programs for youth facing mental health challenges, while detailing KidsPeace’s clinical and financial performance during the year
  • A promotional mailer for summertime referrals to KidsPeace Children’s Hospital, also based on the “sea glass transformation” theme
  • The Fall/Winter 2023 edition of KidsPeace’s Healing Magazine, featuring a special section on the post-pandemic evolution of the mental healthcare workforce
  • Rob’s Story, an installment of the video series KidsPeace Stories (, which featured a longtime employee’s championing of mountain biking as an element in helping youth in programming at the KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus develop an appreciation for bicycle engineering, nature and physical fitness.

The Rob’s Story video also earned Gold Award recognition In the Healthcare Advertising Awards, as did the Web-enabled presentation of the 2022 Annual Report for the KidsPeace website.  The print version of the annual report and the summer referral mailer won Silver Awards in the HAA competition, which describes itself as “the oldest, largest and most widely respected” program of its kind.

All the entries were conceived, designed and executed by KidsPeace’s Communications / Creative Services team, based at the organization’s administrative offices in Schnecksville, PA.  The team includes Robert Martin, KidsPeace’s director of communications and engagement; Shawn Parker, manager of creative services; and Robbie Allred, web/video producer.

Martin thanked leadership at KidsPeace for supporting the team’s efforts to raise the profile and reputation of the organization among key stakeholder groups. “What we do, in simplest terms, is tell stories about our programs, our associates and our kids and their successes in overcoming the challenges they face.  It’s satisfying to receive recognition from our peers in the marketing and advertising field, but it also motivates us to continue to tell these stories so that KidsPeace and its people get the recognition THEY deserve,” he said.

Since 1882, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, adults and those who love them. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened, more than 300,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit Follow us at or on Twitter @KidsPeace.

Information Provided By:
Robert Martin
Director of Communications