Several Art and Design students earned top spots at the 2016 ADDY Awards.
The ADDYs are a graphic design and advertising competition which takes place at a local level. First place winners receive automatic entrance into regional competition while second place may choose to pay to compete at the regional level.
Every year the American Advertising Federation (AAF) has a banquet hosted by each of its local clubs to announce the winner of the ADDYs. During the formal event, entrants gather to hear the announcement. Participants range from student artists to professionals in the local area. Chera Chaney, senior graphic design major from Merkel, who won gold in the poster category, attended the banquet hosted by Abilene AAF.
“To win a gold and silver award at the local ADDYs was such a great experience,” she said. “I went to the Gala and was honored to stand up and accept my award in front of many locals who had participated in the competition as well. It was such a great experience and honor to be able to enter such a prestigious graphic design competition and receive an award from it.”
ACU Art and Design students faired well in the competition, taking home several awards for the department. Multiple students won gold, advancing to regional competition.
The students who received awards according to ACU’s Art and Design blog were:
- Fine Print Poster – Gold
- Avoca Coffee Poster – Gold
- Ligeia – Gold & Judges Choice
- Dry the River Poster – Silver
- Abilene BBQ Sauce – Silver
- Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Cover Design – Bronze
- Avoca Coffee – Bronze
- Taco Bell Radio Jingle – Gold & Judges Award for Best Conceptual Effort
- Bandaid Poster – Gold & Best in Show
- Kev In Sepia – Silver
- Kev-In-A-Box – Silver
- NASA Poster – Bronze
- Andrew Belle – Gold
- Lord of the Flies Book Cover
Alex Carruth, senior graphic design major from Natal, Brazil, won silver in the poster category.
“It was great being recognized for your work outside of campus,” he said. “You stay in the ACU bubble, and you get used to getting feedback from the same people. It is also an honor being judged along with actual professionals in the community.”