The Paralympian Wins Major International Award

06 Jun 2011 By IPC

"The Paralympian received a major redesign at the start of last year so it makes winning this award even more special as it recognizes the new-look and layout."

The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) official magazine, The Paralympian, has won a prestigious international accolade at the 2011 Communicator Awards.

Awarded by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Communicator Awards is a leading international award programme honouring creative excellence for Communications Professionals.

This year there were more than 6,000 entries into the awards and The Paralympian scooped gold in the Best Print category for non-profit organizations.

Redesigned at the start of 2010, The Paralympian is published three times a year and features profiles of Paralympic Sport and its athletes, as well as all the latest news from around the Paralympic Movement.

It is distributed to over 2,500 subscribers around the world and is also available via the IPC’s official website

Carolin Baird, the IPC’s, Brand & Creative Services Manager, said: “The Paralympian received a major redesign at the start of last year so it makes winning this award even more special as it recognizes the new-look and layout.

“The feedback we have received from readers about the new look over the last 18 months has been extremely positive and it is now really nice to have The Paralympian’s look and feel recognized by industry experts.

“We’re thrilled to receive this prestigious award and we hope we can continue to produce an exciting and engaging magazine for our readers.”

Linda Day, Executive Direct of the International Academy of the Visual Arts, said “Being honoured with a Communicator Award is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to the award winning work that the Paralympian does.”

The latest version of The Paralympian features interviews with Australia’s World and Paralympic champion sprinter Evan O’Hanlon and Seb Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Organizing Committee. It also includes features on the IPC’s new Strategic Plan 2011-2014 and two sports – Para Canoe and Para Triathlon – which were recently included in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sports programme.

To read the latest version, please visit

Notes to the Editor:

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

Founded on 22 September 1989, the IPC is an international non-profit organization formed and run by 170 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from five regions and four disability specific international sports federations (IOSDs). The IPC Headquarters and its management team are located in Bonn, Germany.

For further information, please contact Craig Spence, IPC Media and Communications Senior Manager on e-mail: or call +49-228-2097-230. Alternatively, please visit or www.ParalympicSport.TV

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