Qarab has received a Platinum Award, the Top AVA Award in the category “Original Music” for its 2011 entry OUR TREE .
OUR TREE is a 3:14 DVD that was created with (1) Music – written by E. A. Messenger, Directed by Jim Schmitt; (2) Animated Art by R. J. Ketchum; (3) Photo Art by Ron Milko; and (4) Digital Graphic Art by Steve Ketchum and Brian Swereda.
The Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, Arlington, Texas provide an annual international competition that "… recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design, and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Entries ranges from audio and video productions – to websites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs, and podcasts – to interactive social media sites – to other forms of user-generated communications."
E. A. Messenger: "Hats off to the wonderful singing voices of our chorus! It’s their talent that is the high light of the three minute video!"
OUR TREE will be featured on the home page for free view, Thanksgiving Day, 2012.