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April 2013

UCO Design Students, OCCC Marketing and Public Relations Take Home ADDY Awards

UCO design students with ADDY awards.

University of Central Oklahoma design students show off their awards haul from the 2013 Oklahoma City Ad Club’s ADDY Awards. Central students won 88 awards – more than any other university – including “Best of Show.”

The Oklahoma City Community College Marketing and Public Relations department brought home seven ADDY awards.

In the local ADDYs, OCCC was awarded the following: Silver ADDY, OCCC Viewbook; Silver ADDY, Now is Power Color Ad; Bronze ADDY, OCCC Library Posters; Bronze ADDY, Website Redesign; Bronze ADDY; OCCC Facebook page; Bronze ADDY, Now is Power Web Banner; Bronze ADDY, OCCC NOW is Power Digital Ad.

OCCC competed against some of the largest advertising and marketing companies in Oklahoma City to receive these recognitions. In addition, the two silver ADDYs are now being entered into district competition.

The OCCC marketing and public relations team is made up of Cordell Jordan, John Richardson, Kathy Nix, April Jackson, Michael Cline, Kim Holding, Michael Burchfield, Megan Dean and Isaac Babayos.

The University of Central Oklahoma department of design once again dominated the student categories at the 2013 Oklahoma City ADDY Awards, with 38 Central graphic design students winning a total of 88 awards.

Of those awards, 29 were gold, 38 silver and 20 bronze. The university also won the coveted “Braggy” award, given to the university with the most student winners.

In addition to winning gold and silver student awards, Central student Shelbi Rosa of Moore won the “Student Best of Show” award for her Package Design project “Pungent Candle Company.”

The Student ADDY Awards is a three-tier national competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation and National Ad 2 and recognizes and rewards creative excellence by students.

The students awarded the 29 gold awards will automatically advance to the district level, the next tier of the competition. Details about the district award gala are still to be determined.

In addition to the 88 ADDY Awards won by Central students, UCO took home three professional gold awards and one Judge’s Special Merit award in Book Design, bringing the grand total to 92 awards won by Central. The professional gold awards will automatically advance to the district level.

The ADDY Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year in local ADDY competitions. The mission of the ADDY competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising.

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