The United Way of the Great Salt Lake Area, which achieved its contribution pledge goal this year, has noted another accomplishment.

The 1987 campaign poster won the gold medal for the posters division in the United Way of America's international communications contest.The poster was created and produced by Harris & Love Advertising, in conjunction with Newman Passey Design. Harris & Love acted as United Way's volunteer advertising agency in 1987.

The poster was "one of the strongest posters I have seen . . . powerful . . . tugs at the heart," said one of the judges, who were public relations and advertising experts from the Eastern seaboard.

The contest included more than 700 entries from United Ways throughout the United States and Canada.