Fifth Room Creative wins three JASPER Awards for branding and design, bringing JASPER total to five

October 15, 2012

Fifth Room Creative - JASPER Awards


Red Bank, NJ (October 12, 2012) – Fifth Room Creative was presented with two Silver JASPER Awards and one Gold JASPER Award at the 38th annual JASPER Awards Friday night. The Silver awards were for Specialty Purpose Print Material, Specialty Item – our Fifth Room Creative Coaster Calendar promotion and Direct Mail, Single Piece – for the Fine Design Direct Mail Iron Cross piece. The Gold JASPER Award was for the Earth First Fuels logo and identity system.

Earth First Fuels LogoFifth Room Creative Coaster CalendarFine Design Associates Direct Mail

The JASPER awards were presented to Fifth Room Creative at JSPRAA’s awards dinner at the Robert B. Meyner Reception Center at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, Monmouth County, on October 12.

Established in 1974 to honor excellence in the New Jersey communications industry, this year’s Jasper Awards received more than 220 entries in 100 categories, encompassing advertising, print materials, direct mail, corporate identity, special purpose print material, radio and television, audio/visual, excellence in writing, media and public relations, special events, and interactive communications.

Entries were judged by a panel of experts from around the tri-state area based on criteria such as creativity, concept, artwork, and effectiveness in reaching the target audience. The awards panel presented a total of 103 awards to 46 firms around the state.

The Jasper Awards support the James R. McCormick Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1983 to recognize outstanding achievements and provide financial assistance for Shore-area students. Jim McCormick was an active JSPRAA member who was killed tragically that year. At the time of his death, Jim served the residents of the Monmouth County area as Director of Public Information and Tourism. He had also worked as a reporter for both the Register in Shrewsbury and the Asbury Park Press.

In Jim’s honor, JSPRAA awards several scholarships annually. Since the fund’s inception, JSPRAA has awarded more than $100,000 to young, aspiring students from Monmouth and Ocean Counties.


In existence since 1965, the Jersey Shore Public Relations & Advertising Association has grown into the Central New Jersey area’s largest communications association, with members from the advertising, graphic design, marketing, and public relations professions. It established the JASPER Awards in 1974 to honor excellence in communications. More information is at

Steve Guberman

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