Our Awards

BritWeek UKTI

Business Innovation Awards: Philanthropy Finalist

Starlight was named a finalist in the social innovation category at the 2014 BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards celebrating outstanding achievement and innovation in: design, technology, service provision, philanthropy, and marketing and communications. BritWeek, Inc., a 501(C)3 Organization, was formed to educate the general public about the contributions of the British to California in particular and the United States in general, and to do other and various good (public) works. 

CharityWatch, from the American Institute of Philanthropy

CharityWatch 2014

Starlight earned a top “A” rating from CharityWatch (formerly American Institute of Philanthropy). Of the approximately six hundred charities currently rated by CharityWatch, only a select number qualify for our listing of Top-Rated charities based on their rigorous analysis. Groups included on the Top-Rated list generally spend 75% or more of their budgets on programs, spend $25 or less to raise $100 in public support, do not hold excessive assets in reserve, and receive"open-book" status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents to CharityWatch.


Top Non-Profit Videos 2014

ProductionHub.com listed the 2014 Starlight Play in May recruitment video as one of their favorite non-profit videos in 2014. Since its inception in 1998, ProductionHub has been a B2B resource for professionals behind-the-scenes in media & entertainment; but with the popularity of video as a marketing tool, the business world has quickly adapted and ProductionHub bridges this gap.

Halo Award Finalist: Best Business Model Integration: Starlight Children's Foundation & CBS EcoMedia

Cause Marketing Forum 2014 

The Cause Marketing Halo Award is the highest honor for companies and causes that collaborate to produce business and social dividends. CBS EcoMedia and Starlight Children’s Foundation were named as 2014 Halo Award Finalists in the Best Business Model Integration Category. CBS EcoMedia has been supporting Starlight since 2012. Since then through the Cadillac WellnessAd campaign alone, Starlight has met the needs of 41 hospitals in seven United States regions, we have placed 202 Starlight Tablets and a total of 101,296 children enjoyed a better hospital experience.

Spirit of Giving Award: Starlight Children's Foundation

Child Life Council 2010

The Child Life Council Spirit of Giving Award was established in 2007 to recognize organizations making significant monetary or in-kind contributions that have a positive impact on child life programs on a national or international level. Established as a nonprofit organization in 1982, the Child Life Council represents professionals with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life’s most challenging events. The Child Life Council membership is composed of individuals representing organizations worldwide. Members include child life specialists, educators, hospital administrators, therapeutic recreation specialists, and others in related fields.

International Health & Medical Media Awards: Starlight Children's Foundation

FREDDIE Awards 2009

The International Health & Medical Media Awards, also known as the FREDDIE Awards, is the pre-eminent health and medical media competition. The competition's goal is to encourage and celebrate excellence, attracting documentaries, series, shorts, videos, websites, and DVDs from around the world that address health or medical issues for consumers or health care professionals. The FREDDIE Awards are the pinnacle of health medical programming.

Editor’s Choice Award: Starlight Children's Foundation

The Tuttles Madcap Misadventures: Starlight Charity Challenge Game

Children's Technology Review  2009

Children’s Technology Review is a monthly newsletter — modeled in the spirit of Consumer Reports with no advertising — designed to summarize the latest products and trends in children’s interactive media. CTR is an independent publication created in 1993 by educational psychologists committed to identifying quality interactive media and technology products for children. The skilled team of reviewers uses a rigorous standardized review process that ensures a safe, high-quality experience. Many parents and libraries rely on CTR to choose video games, internet sites and educational toys. CTR’s Editor's Choice Awards are given to only the highest quality children’s products.

Health Care of Standard Excellence Award: Starlight Children's Foundation

Web Marketing Association: WebAward 2008

The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets industry benchmarks for the best websites in 96 industries while also setting the standard of excellence for all website development. The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for internet marketing on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion. The WebAward Competition is the longest running annual website award competition.

Silver Honor Award: Starlight Children's Foundation

Parents’ Choice Awards 2008

Parents' Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. Best known for the Parents’ Choice Awards® program, the Parents’ Choice Award Seals are the Foundation’s internationally recognized and respected icons of quality. The product evaluation process is lengthy and comprehensive. It’s a multi-tiered process with its roots in a four-page questionnaire that queries developmentally appropriate content and challenges, the product’s design and function, the educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well-being.

Scoring Health Charities on Efficient Use of Money - High Marks: Starlight Children's Foundation

O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah.com September 2008

O, The Oprah Magazine, scores health organizations and charities, on efficient use of money, based on Charity Navigator data and more. The Oprah Magazine | September 01, 2008






Halo Award: Best National/Local Integration: Starlight Children's Foundation

Cause Marketing Forum 2007

The Cause Marketing Halo Award is the highest honor for companies and causes that collaborate to produce business and social dividends. Hollywood Entertainment and Starlight Children’s Foundation earned the Halo Award in 2007. Since 2002, Hollywood Entertainment had involved its 26,000 employees at various levels – from promoting in-store contributions and sales of cause-related items to volunteering to host parties for young patients. In 2006 alone, employees held more than 500 hospital events while promotional programs added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the millions that Hollywood Entertainment has donated to the cause.

Kid’s Game of the Year: Starlight Children's Foundation

Game Tunnel 2007

Game Tunnel is the largest and most famous game news and review site dedicated solely to independent games. Each year, Game Tunnel takes the hundreds of submissions and files them into 12 categories. Each category has one winner and four runners-up. The awards culminate with the Top 10 Games and the coveted Game of the Year award.

Standard of Excellence Award: Starlight Children's Foundation

Web Marketing Association: WebAward 2007

The Web Marketing Association honored Starlight with two Standard of Excellence awards as part of the 11th annual WebAward Competition for website development. More than 2,400 websites from 40 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during the competition. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology.

Gold Summit Creative Award: Starlight Children's Foundation

Summit International Awards 2005

The Summit Creative Award is an international advertising competition offering participants a unique opportunity to showcase their talents alongside similarly positioned agencies, and to have their work judged by experts in the advertising field. The Summit Creative Award is exclusively for organizations with annual billings below $30 million. The exclusive award selection process means winners have earned the right to broadcast their achievements far and wide. Companies and individuals from more than 50 countries and across five continents participate in this prestigious competition - the first and best of its kind.

Best Use of Animation or Motion Graphics: Starlight Children's Foundation

Webby Award Official Honoree 2005

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet and is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging body that includes Executive Members comprised of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musician David Bowie, Internet Co-inventor Vint Cerf, Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, Chairman and Founder of R/GA Bob Greenberg, Co-Founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom, Executive Creative Director at Google Lab, Iain Tait, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Tumblr Founder David Karp, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law & Leadership at Harvard. The Webby Awards receive nearly 10,000 entries from more than 60 countries and generate more than 1.2 billion media impressions worldwide. The Official Honoree distinction represents less than 15% of all entries, signifying an outstanding caliber of work.

Belding Award: Interactive Category

Advertising Club of Los Angeles 2005

Often referred to as the "Oscars of Advertising," the Beldings honored the best of creative advertising in the American Advertising Federation District 15 (Southern California and Las Vegas) from 1967 – 2010.

Halo Award: Best Print Creative: Starlight Children's Foundation

Cause Marketing Forum 2004

The Cause Marketing Halo Award is the highest honor for companies and causes that collaborate to produce business and social dividends. Embassy Suites Hotels and Starlight Children’s Foundation earned the Halo Award in 2004 for the Best Print Creative. Embassy Suites had been Starlight’s partner since 2001. Over time, the partnership’s goals expanded to include involving guests, employees and the general public. Creative advertising in the form of lobby posters, in-room tent cards, print ads and training guides provided the key elements in the successful campaign.

Silver Anvil

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) December 2003

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) distinguished the cause-marketing program created by Starlight Children’s Foundation and Embassy Suites Hotels, with the highly coveted Silver Anvil for its 2003 Creativity Suite consumer PR campaign. The combined print, broadcast, and live events efforts resulted in a vast increase in guest awareness and funding for Starlight, and inspires significant voluntary participation by Embassy Suites Hotel employees. Starlight is proud to be recognized among an applicant pool of 670 national businesses.

Merit Award: Starlight Children's Foundation

One Show Interactive

The One Show, the premiere international advertising award show, sets the industry standard for creative advertising in print, television, radio, outdoor, innovative marketing, integrated branding and branded content. Each year, work is judged by an international jury of award-winning art directors, copywriters and creative directors. Because the digital world moves too fast for a once a year deadline, One Show Interactive features quarterly winners that advance to the final round of judging. Quarterly winners are recognized in the One Show Interactive annual.

Best of Category Award: Starlight Children's Foundation

Horizon Interactive: Best Public Service Entry

The Horizon Interactive Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing outstanding achievement among interactive media producers. The competition recognizes the best websites, videos, online advertising, print media and mobile applications. Each year, the Horizon Interactive Awards receives thousands of entries from all over the world. A panel of industry professionals, from diverse multi-media, graphic design and marketing backgrounds, review the entries to determine the work that is deserving of a distinguished Horizon Interactive Award. Entries can earn a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award, and in some cases, an Honorable Mention distinction. All Gold winners are eligible for the Best of Category and Best of Show award (the Horizon Interactive Awards highest honor).