March 5, 2014
Media Contact: Angela Morris, Staff Writer, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, 405-974-3752, email@example.com
UCO DESIGN STUDENTS DOMINATE 2014 LOCAL ADDY AWARDS
The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Design once again dominated the student categories at the 2014 Oklahoma City ADDY Awards, with 31 Central graphic design students winning a total of 90 awards, more than any other university in the competition.
Of those awards, 24 were gold, 34 were silver and 30 were bronze. The university also won the coveted “Braggy” award, given to the university with the most student winners, and Central design major Ivan Caro won “Best in Show” for his packaging design “Della Terra Fina Pasta.”
“The Department of Design is so proud of every single one of our student winners,” said Amy Johnson, M.F.A., chair of the UCO Department of Design.
“This spectacular feat is really a testament to the education our design students gain at Central.”
The ADDY Awards are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 50,000 entries every year in the local competitions throughout the nation. The Student ADDY Awards are a three-tier national competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation and National Ad 2. The awards recognize and reward creative excellence by students.
The students awarded the 24 gold awards will automatically advance to the district level, the next tier of the competition.
In addition to the 90 ADDY Awards won by Central students, UCO took home three professional gold and two professional silver awards, bringing the grand total to 95 awards won by Central. The professional gold awards will also automatically advance to the district level.
For further information about Central’s Department of Design, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/academics/design.
Editor’s Note: Download art for publication with this release at www.uco.edu/photo/ADDY03.14.
Cutline: University of Central Oklahoma design students, alongside design faculty, show off the 90 awards they earned at the 2014 Oklahoma City Ad Club’s ADDY Awards.