UNCP Art Students
Sweep Top Awards at Annual "Addy Rising Star" Competition
Once each year the
American Advertising Federation (AAF) sponsors the annual national ADDY
Awards competition for advertising professionals and students aspiring
to work in the communication and advertising arts. The student category
is termed the “Rising Star” awards and, like the competition held for
professionals, their work is judged by geographical region with winners
sent on to district, then national level competitions. The Fayetteville
Area Advertising Federation (FAAF) is the organizing body in the southeastern
region of North Carolina.
This past Saturday
the awards banquet for the 2001 ADDYs was held at the Airborne and Special
Operations Museum on Hay Street in Fayetteville. Students’ work was
judged in 12 categories with Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals given in
each category -- including multiple awards at each level at the judges
At the 2001 ADDY
“Rising Star” awards 13 UNCP Art Department students won awards in the
8 categories they entered. The winners are: Ty Allen, Kristen Smith,
Jason Brady, Gina Marie Gibson, Jason McGee, Elizabeth Musselwhite,
Sarah Brown, Benjamin Troy Requena, Jennifer Kay Blue, Daniel Maynor,
Cheryl Stewart, Lisa Wilson, and Jamie Ellis.
In addition to the
medals at the ADDYs competition, awards are given for “Judges’ Special
Recognition” which recognize extraordinary creative and technical work.
In 2001 both these awards were won by UNCP students: Jason Brady and
Sarah Brown. Jason is a senior Art major with a concentration in Computer
Graphics, Sarah Brown is also a student in Computer Graphics and the
Editor-in-Chief of the UNCP Yearbook the Indianhead.
Moreover, the art
work judged as “Best in Show” and as well as the “People’s Choice”award
went to senior Art major, with a Computer Graphics concentration, Benjamin
Troy Requena. Mr. Requena’s “Best in Show” work will now be forwarded
to the next level of competition.
Overall, UNCP students
claimed all 4 top ADDY “Rising Star” awards and 23 of the 45 total medals
awarded in the 2001 competition. Congratulations to all concerned.
For more information
contact: Dr. J.A. Labadie,
UNCP Art Department, at 910.521.6618
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