Awards

Sandra Thornton’s communications work has won many distinguished awards over the years. Most recently Sandra was honoured with the 2018 Bill Rees Policy Volunteer Award by the YMCA of Northern Alberta for her work with the Policy and Governance Committee.

Award Awarded by Winning Project Year
Vision Award, Bronze League of American Communications Professionals Servus 2009 Annual Report 2010
3rd Place Annual Report Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) National Marketing Communications Awards Stantec Annual Report 2008 2009
Bronze Award of Excellence The Canadian Public Relations Society Stantec Acquisition Framework/Process – Internal Communications 2008
Capital Awards of Excellence IABC Edmonton Vollmer Associates Acquisition Communications 2008
Vision Awards, Gold League of American Communications Professionals Stantec Annual Report 2007, 2008
Inspire Awards, Gold League of American Communications Professionals Inform, Stantec’s employee newsletter 2007, 2008
Inspire Awards, Platinum League of American Communications Professionals Inform Stantec’s employee newsletter 2006
2nd Place Annual Report National Marketing Communications Awards Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Stantec Annual Report, 2005 2006
Gold, Vision Award League of American Communications Professionals Stantec Annual Report, 2005 2006
Honorable Mention, Internal Publications PR Platinum Award, recognizing the most outstanding communications worldwide 50 Years Strong: Evolution of Stantec commemorative book 2005
Gold Quill Award of Excellence International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Media & Crisis Communications Training Program 2005
Vision Award Bonze League of American Communications Professionals Stantec Annual Report, 2004 2005
Inspire, Award Bronze League of American Communications Professionals Inform, Stantec’s employee newsletter 2005
National Award of Merit Canadian Public Relations Society 50 Years Strong, Evolution of Stantec, video 2005
Honorable Mention PR Platinum Award recognizing the most outstanding communications worldwide Inform, Stantec’s employee newsletter 2004
Honorable Mention PR Platinum Award recognizing the most outstanding communications worldwide Stantec Annual Report, 2003 2004
Vision Award Top 100 Annual Reports of 2003 League of American Communications Professionals Stantec Annual Report, 2003 2004
IABC Capital Award of Merit IABC Edmonton Stantec Evolution Poster 2004
IABC Capital Award of Merit IABC Edmonton Stantec Annual Report, 2003 2004
Bronze Award National Post/Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Stantec Annual Report, 2001 2002
National Award of Merit Canadian Public Relations Society What’s Up at Stantec? Town Hall Tour – Internal Communication program 2002
Finalist North American IABC Gold Quill Awards and the Canadian Silver Leaf Awards Communication program for the RITE Program, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan 1998
First place, Law firm newsletter in Canada (mid-size law firms) Canadian Lawyer Magazine Legal Update, a newsletter for Reynolds, Mirth, Richards and Farmer 1990
Winner of excellence in design North American competition Beckett Cambric Paper Company River Valley Brochure for the City of Edmonton 1989
Best Annual Report Advertising Club of Edmonton Edmonton Telephones annual report 1989
Award of Merit Society of Graphic Designers of Alberta City of Edmonton Water & Sanitation annual report 1986
Award of Merit Society of Graphic Designers of Alberta Financial statements for the City of Edmonton 1986
Award of Merit Society of Graphic Designers of Alberta Eltec information booklet for Edmonton Power 1986
Award of Excellence Advertising Club of Edmonton City of Edmonton Water & Sanitation brochure 1984
Award of Merit Society of Graphic Designers of Alberta City of Edmonton, Parks & Recreation poster (kite day) 1984
Certificate of Merit Advertising Club of Edmonton City of Edmonton Parks & Recreation poster (Give a Kid a Break) 1983