The annual JJCA ornament contest always brings out the creative juices in team members but with the addition of awards this year, the competition really got interesting. Part of the contest includes the presentation and explanation of ornaments, all of which need to tell a story that is relevant to what has transpired in the JJCA world for the year. For 2012, judging was done by family members of our JJCA team. It appears the judges were really swayed by “Best Overall” award winner Steven Reutter’s garland decorated with the evidence of his road warrior status, like bags of peanuts, drink tickets, and the like.
This year’s other two winners were: David Johnson, for “Best Use of Office Resources” – a variety of every day office materials come “AL!VE” to create the icon that represents one of our most interesting projects to-date. And another prize also featured this same project: Jason Putnal won the “Wear your Waders” for a miniature version of the AL!VE floorplan. (Your interpretation of the meaning of this award is probably correct!)