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Clarke Students Win Big at ADDY Awards

By Clarke News  |  June 17, 2013

  Clarke University graphic design students received 33 awards, in addition to the Best of Show award, at the American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Hotel Julien in Dubuque.

Clarke student winners include Peter Bayliss, Jessica Bixby, Brittney Blanco, Alyssa Breitbach, Andrea Bruce, Stephanie Buse, Jamie Demmer, Charlie Fast, Katelin Hermsen, Grace Jennejahn, Stephanie Kronlage, Abby Nauman, Sarah Olberding, Hilary Post, Andrew Quam, Catherine Savitch and  Megan Schwitz.

Senior, Jessica Bixby took home Best of Show for her vibrant, voodoo-themed, integrated campaign entry “The Cajun Quarter Food Truck” which included a large menu, paper hats, a to-go box, business cards and small menu.

“Clarke University is incredibly proud of our students and the numerous awards they received this year at the ADDY Awards,” said Joan Lingen, BVM, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Each year our student submissions increase in number and quality. This is in large measure due to the dedicated mentoring of the art department faculty, particularly, Eric Wold, graphic design professor. We are committed to providing talented students with the support they need to participate in this type of professional competition.” 

The ADDYs are 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. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local AAF Dubuque ADDY Awards are the first of a three-tiered, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, AAF Dubuque winners compete against other winners in one of 15 District competitions. District winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the National ADDY Awards competition. Entry in your local ADDY competition is the first step toward winning a National ADDY.