Securities Lawyers, Investor Relations Officers Invited to “Disclose Your Creative Side” with the First Ever 2014 SEC Calendar and Art / Photography Contest

Mixing business with pleasure, juried art contest and 2014 calendar to showcase the hidden talents within the issuers’ community

New York, November 11, 2013 /PR Newswire/– PR Newswire and Vintage Filings, a division of PR Newswire, is pleased to announce the inaugural “Disclose Your Creative Side” 2014 Art and Industry / SEC Calendar, a juried art program that will culminate in a full-color printed wall calendar of submitted artwork.

Securities Lawyers, Corporate Secretaries and Investor Relations Professionals are invited to enter their own photographs and artwork by December 7th. Learn more/submit your art – click here.

In addition to showcasing the winning photographs, paintings, drawings and images of three-dimensional work such as sculptures and textiles, the calendar will highlight key dates including:

  • SEC and other regulatory filings dates
  • Earnings periods
  • Major industry events
Above: quick FAQ video w/ Bradley H. Smith

“There’s no ulterior motive behind this other than allowing our industry to blow off a little creative steam and have some fun,” said Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing at PR Newswire & Vintage Filings. “Every year, we produce an SEC deadline calendar, but rather than print up a 2014 calendar of bland or uninspired clip art, we’re inviting industry professionals to submit their own artwork. Each winner will get their own month.”

To enhance the community aspect of this project, the submissions will be juried by industry leaders including:

  • Jeffrey D. Morgan, CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute
  • Mary Beth Kissane, 2013 USA IR Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient, Senior Director, WalekPeppercomm
  • Broc Romanek, Editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net
  • Paula Dubberly , former Deputy Director, SEC Division of Corporation Finance
  • Bradley H. Smith, Director of Marketing, PR Newswire & Vintage Filings

“Many of us have shot that ‘one great photo,’ built beautiful furniture, painted wonderful landscapes or even knit a fantastic sweater, but we don’t have many opportunities to share our efforts. We invite the issuer community to disclose a hidden talent and enjoy the recognition of your peers,” continued Smith. “I am excited to see what creativity is disclosed by IR and compliance professionals.”

Once printed, the calendar will be available free at industry events.

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About Vintage Filings

PR Newswire’s Vintage Filings division is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and a leading partner for all your XBRL filing needs. With more than 4,500 public company clients, Vintage is one of the fastest growing compliance firms nationwide. Vintage partners with its clients to provide the knowledge and service necessary to meet the SEC’s ever-changing filing regulations. Vintage Filings provides high-quality, cost-effective compliance filings and production services, including EDGAR Filings, typesetting, XBRL tagging, section 16 filings, investment management services, drafting sessions, virtual data rooms (VDR) and more.

About PR Newswire

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Media Contact:

Bradley H. Smith

Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services

PR Newswire & Vintage Filings

+1 201.947.7157 bradley.smith@prnewswire.com

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