take gold in ADDYs
Clark, John Labadie and Danny Reyes
UNC Pembroke art
students Jennifer Clark and Danny Reyes won ADDY awards February 20
for their entries into a regional advertising design competition.
The ADDY program
is a national competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation
and in eastern North Carolina by the Professional Ad Club East (PACE).
Clark, a Climax,
N.C. native, won a gold award in photography, and Reyes, a Fayetteville
native, won for design. Both are seniors at UNCP and study digital art
with Dr. John Labadie.
"This was another
good showing for us," Dr. Labadie said. "There were only three
categories for students, and we won two. These are two very talented
The awards ceremony
was held in Greenville, N.C. An East Carolina University student group
won the third gold award.
entry was a digital photograph taken from a ferris wheel at the Robeson
work offers interesting lighting against a night sky," Dr. Labadie
said. "It shows a refined use of Photoshop (the Adobe graphic image
talks to you," he said. "It has remarkable presence."
Clark said she took
up digital photography 18 months ago when she was given a camera.
"I took several
pictures, and the one I selected was taken from the top of the ferris
wheel," Clark said. "To me, it looks like a dragon."
Reyes' entry was
his second win in two years entering ADDY competitions. His entry was
a creative self-portrait, entitled "Intelligence is the Best Weapon."
were looking for two things - technical quality and smart design,"
Dr. Labadie said. "Danny's work is smart, very smart."
Danny said he started
with a self-portrait and manipulated the image to attain the look he
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