Honors and Accolades

Over the years the Institute for Justice and IJ.org have been honored to receive several honors and accolades; here are a few of the more recent ones.  Our staff and attorneys have also received some distinguished individual honors.

IJ Awards
Reason’s Lanny Friedlander Award
2016 City Tries to Crush Veteran-Owned Small Business video

W3 Award
2016 City Zones Popular Mechanic Shop out of Business video

SparkFreedom: Disruptive Communications
2016 Everything short film

SparkFreedom: Trendsetter
2016 The Institute for Justice earned the Trendsetter award for its redesigned website.

Webby Award
The Insitute for Justice website was nominated for a Webby Award in the Law category. Being honored for a Webby Award signifies the highest standard of excellence. The Webby is the “leading international award honoring excellence in web design, creativity, usability and functionality.”

W3 Award
2015 Why Can’t Green Cab Give You A Ride? video

W3 Award
2015 IRS Agents Rob Convenience Store video

W3 Award
2015 Why Can’t Green Cab Give You A Ride? video

Communicator Award
2015 Censored in Florida: Creamery Owner Sues to End Labeling Censorship video

Telly Award
2015 Government Grabs Elderly Man’s Home; Won’t Give Reason video

Communicator Award
2015 IRS Seizes Innocent Grandma’s Bank Account video

Communicator Award
2014 Advertise Your Legal Product, Get Thrown in Jail video

Telly Award
2014 Gov’t Says “Naaaayyy” to Horse Massage video

Telly Award
2014 Little American Dream Factory video

Telly Award
2014 Feds Raid Family Grocery Store’s Checking Account video

Telly Award
2014 Government Restricts Homemade Cookie Sales video


Top-10 Charity by Financial News Site TheStreet.com
2013 Jim Cramer’s TheStreet.com has named IJ one of its 10 Best Charities for Christmas 2013.  The Mad Money guru recognized IJ’s excellent mission and management.

 

Charity Navigator Four Star Charity
2001-2017 For the 16th consecutive year the Institute for Justice has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for its high percentage of donations going to programs and the strength of its long-term planning and sustainability.  See IJ’s rating on the Charity Navigator website

Telly Award
2013 Motel Caswell video

Telly Award
2013 License to Work video

Videographer Award
2013  Epic Public Interest Bootcamp: A weekend for law students video

Videographer Award
2013 Government Censors Internet Pet Vet video

Telly Award
2013 Washington D.C. Food Fight video

W3 Award
2013 Website: ij.org

Communicator Silver Award
2012 IJ’s newsletter Liberty & Law

Communicator Silver Award
2012 I Am IJ Calendar

Hermes Creative Platinum Award
2012 Road to the U.S. Supreme Court Video

Hermes Creative Platinum Award
2012 Can the Gov’t Make Entrepreneurs Do Useless Things for No Reason? Video

Telly Award
2012 Awarded for the 20th Anniversary I am IJ video.

Telly Award
2012 Awarded for the F.L.O.S.S video.

Communicator Award of Excellence
2011 Video: Can’t Chuck Get His Business Off the Ground?

Hermes Creative Gold Award
2011 Mount Holly Campaign

Webby People’s Voice Award
2010 The Institute for Justice website was named a winner in the Law category for the Webby People’s Voice Award.  More than 700,000 votes were cast in the Webby’s People’s Voice Awards with 10,000 entries from around the world.  Being honored for a Webby Award signifies the highest standard of excellence.  The Webby is the “leading international award honoring excellence in web design, creativity, usability and functionality.”

The Webby People’s Voice Award was voted on by people like you who know and love the work IJ has done over the years.  Thank you to everyone who voted for us.


W3 Gold Award
2010 Policing for Profit video

Communicator Award of Distinction
2010 City of Dallas Bans Signs for Samm Businesses video 

Telly Award
2009 Awarded for the Saga of San Tan Flat video.

Gold Communicator Award
2009 Awarded for the Saga of San Tan Flat video.

Gold Communicator Award
2009 Awarded for ij.org.

Washingtonian’s Greatest Places to Work
2005 Washingtonian magazine, the leading metropolitan Washington, D.C., monthly magazine, recently named the Institute for Justice as one of the top places to work!

National Journal Top 5 Civil Rights Websites
2007

Webby Official Honoree
2007 The Institute for Justice website has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 11th Annual Webby Awards 2007.

Davey Award
2007 Not for Sale DVD 

Hermes Creative Gold Award
2007 Hands off My Home poster

Hermes Creative Platinum Award
2007 Four Pillars Society brochure

Hermes Creative Gold Award
2007 Liberty & Law newsletter

Hermes Creative Gold Award
2007 Opening the Floodgates

Marcom Gold Award
2007 Not for Sale DVD

Webby Official Honoree
2006The Institute for Justice website has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 10th Annual Webby Awards 2007.
 


Platinum MarCom Creative Award
2005 www.ij.org received a 2005 Platinum award from MarCom Creative Awards

Webby Award Nomination
2005

The Insitute for Justice website was nominated for a Webby Award. Being honored for a Webby Award signifies the highest standard of excellence. The Webby is the “leading international award honoring excellence in web design, creativity, usability and functionality.”

Public Relations Society of America Bronze Anvil Award
1997

Individual Honors
The Bradley Prize
Chip Mellor
June 2012The Bradley Prizes formally recognize individuals of extraordinary talent and dedication who have made contributions of excellence in areas consistent with The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s mission.

The National Law Journal Appellate Lawyer of the Week
Bill Maurer
March 2011

The National Law Journal Rising Stars: Washington’s 40 under 40
Bert Gall
2009 

Washington Law & Politics Magazine Rising Star
Michael Bindas
2008

Washington Law & Politics Magazine Rising Star
Michael Bindas
2006

Outstanding Institute for Humane Studies Alummi Award for Significant Contributions to the Advancement of Liberty
Scott Bullock
2005

Drum Major for Justice Award presented by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for the Protection of Private Property Rights in Mississippi
Scott Bullock
2002 

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