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2004 Gold Excel Awards

On June 29 2005, Contingencies picked up three 2004 Gold Excel Awards given by the Society of National Association Publications. Here’s what won and what the judges said about them:


A Dollar and a Dream

By Richard Zatorski

May/June 2004

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“Well written and organized, case well presented, clever beginning, end, and closing. Column incorporated satire, news, creative writing, folk wisdom, calls to action — quite an accomplishment in one page!”

Cover Illustration

September/October 2004

By Tom Richmond

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“A fabulous illustration that describes the intensity of the presidential race and the ongoing health care debate. This manages to do both with humor and a keen storyteller’s eye.”



Stat of the Art: The Actuarial Game of Baseball

By Steven Sullivan

May/June 2004

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“The judges were impressed by the use of quotes, varied sentence structure, and tight writing. As readers from outside the actuarial profession, we learned something, and came away confident that the publication's audience did as well.”

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July/August 2005

Far From Retiring

She’ll always have Paris

Contingencies picks up three awards

Valuing Innovation, Invention, and Patents

Wizards of Odds

Future Gazing

Special Section:

Inside Track:
Dog Days


Projections, Not Predictions

Policy Briefing:
Casualty of Spring

Attesting to the Value of Employer Plans

It's the Right Time for Right Pricing in Medical Malpractice Insurance

Statistical Miscellany

Actuarial Exams and the Mean CEO

How Flat is the World, Anyway?

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