Ringling College students win national advertising awards

The Invisible Truth was one of the award-winning works. PHOTO PROVIDED
The Invisible Truth was one of the award-winning works. PHOTO PROVIDED

Ringling College of Art and Design students seized five National American Advertising Awards earlier this month during a ceremony in Anaheim, Calif.

One of the the most prestigious creative award competitions in the country, the National ADDYs Award Ceremony honors extraordinary work in both student and professional categories, according to officials.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

In the Student category, Ringling College won the following gold and silver awards:

  • Student Gold: Elements of Advertising—Animation or Special Effects
  • Jacob Ferguson (Motion Design, ‘16) and Adrian Pumarejo (Motion Design, ‘16)
  • The Invisible Truth
  • Student Silver: Collateral Material—Book Design
  • David Allen Reese (Graphic Design, ‘17)
  • Holm Commonwealth: A Guide to a Life of Adventure
  • Student Silver: Elements of Advertising—Animation or Special Effects
  • Jacob Ferguson (Motion Design, ’16)
  • 2016 Demo Reel

In the profesional category, Ringling College secured the following silver Awards:

  • Silver: Collateral Material—Book Design
  • Anna Babayeva (Graphic Design, ’15), Carlos Oliveras Colom (Graphic Design, ’15), and Russell Mank (Graphic Design, ’15)
  • Ringling College Design Center
  • Ringling College Office of Admissions
  • Viewbook
  • Silver: Collateral Material—Announcement, Campaign
  • Jonah Duvall (Graphic Design, ‘16) and Siovean Lehner (Motion Design, ’16)
  • Ringling College Design Center
  • AtLarge
  • PINC Conference

To advance to the Nationals, competitors must secure Gold or Silver Awards in two previous tiers of competition, the local and regionals. At the first tier, local entrants compete to win the honor of best creatives in their market. At the regional level, the local ADDY winners compete against their fellow local winners across the country in one of 15 district competitions.

The Gold and Silver winners then move to the National Competition, where they compete against the best of the best in the nation. At every round, the work is judged by panels of professionals in the advertising industry.

In this year’s local SunCoast ADDY Awards and district awards, Ringling College students and the Design Center brought home over 40 awards, including Best in Show and the Judge’s Award in the student category and a Judge’s Award and Amy Award in the professional category, among numerous Gold and Silver awards in each.