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02/25/2014 - Cincinnati State Students Take Top Honors In Local ADDY Competition

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February 25, 2014

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Cincinnati State Students Take Top Honors In Local ADDY Competition
Students from the Multimedia Information Design (MID) programs at Cincinnati State won the Student Best of Show Award, six gold and three silver Student ADDY® Awards presented by the American Advertising Federation – Cincinnati.

Since first entering ADDY competition in 2007, Cincinnati State students have won Best of Show in Cincinnati five times, Best of Show at the district level in 2008, and a Gold ADDY in the 2008 national competition.

The 2014 ADDY Award celebration was held Feb. 22 at the Christian Moerlein Tap Room in Cincinnati. Entries were judged by advertising professionals from Houston, TX, Raleigh, NC, and Los Angeles, CA.

The Cincinnati State ADDY award recipients were:

  • Michael Rogers (Franklin, Ohio), a Graphic Design major, received the Student Best of Show award for Scripps Campaign posters he created for client TEDx Cincinnati. Rogers created these posters while enrolled in the Summer 2014 Graphic Design Capstone course.  Rogers’ TEDx Cincinnati posters also received two Gold ADDY awards in the categories of Single Poster and Poster Campaign.
  • Steven Dorgan (West Chester), a Graphic Design major, received a Gold ADDY for Illustration, for his Murder of Crows tee shirt, created for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review, and a Gold ADDY in the Animation category for 3D work he created for client TEDx Cincinnati during the Summer 2014 MID Capstone course. He also received a Silver ADDY in Packaging for work he created as part of the Graphic Design program’s Packaging course.
  • Catherine McKee (Springfield Township), a Multimedia/Web major, received a Gold ADDY award in the Packaging category for “Red Ants Pants” work she created as part of the Graphic Design program’s Packaging course.
  • Amy M. Fisher (Cincinnati), a Graphic Design major, received a Gold ADDY award for Grimm Fairy Tales Lego set packaging she created as part of the Graphic Design program’s Packaging course. She also received two Silver ADDY awards in the Logo category for work she created as part of the Graphic Design program’s Packaging course.

In addition to Cincinnati State, student entries in the local competition represented the AIC College of Design, Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, and Gateway Community and Technical College.

All student Gold ADDY award winners in the local competition are automatically entered in the district competition, which includes colleges and universities in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Silver award winners may also compete at the district level if they wish.

With more than 60,000 entries annually from professionals and students, the ADDY Awards are the world's largest advertising competition. The American Advertising Federation, a not-for-profit industry association, conducts the ADDY Awards through its 200 member advertising clubs and 15 districts. It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry.

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Cutline information: Cincinnati State ADDY award winners posed after the Feb. 22 ceremony at the  Christian Moerlein Tap Room in Over-the-Rhine. Left to right: Catherine McKee; Jason Caudill (Multimedia Information Design Program Chair at Cincinnati State); Amy Fisher, Michael Rogers, Steven Dorgan.
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