Publishing services provider Allen Press, Inc., US, has announced that co-publishing client the American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association has been awarded the Gold EXCEL Award for a Journal Featured Article. The winning article, 'Cleft Lip and Palate in the Arts: A Critical Reflection,' was authored by Drs. Masoud Saman, Justin Gross, Alexander Ovchinsky, and Donald Wood-Smith. The article was published in The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013.
EXCEL Awards are given by Association Media & Publishing (AM&P), a professional organisation serving the needs of association publishers, communications professionals, and the media they create. This year nearly 1,000 association publications were submitted and 166 awards were presented to 83 non-profit organisations for exemplary work in editorial quality, design, advertising and marketing, online publishing, mobile applications, digital editions, and electronic newsletter categories.
"Cleft Lip and Palate in the Arts: A Critical Reflection," was submitted to the Featured Article category because of its unique approach to the study of orofacial clefts. This article shows how social attitudes toward those with cleft lip and/or palate varied through the ages and by location.
Award recipients will be recognized at the 33rd Annual EXCEL Awards Gala on June 10, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The Gala is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of Association Media & Publishing.