March 13, 2014
OBU design students won six Addy Awards at the 48th Annual ADDY Awards Gala on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City. The event is sponsored by the OKC AdClub, the Oklahoma City branch of the American Advertising Federation.
This is the first year OBU has entered graphic design pieces in the ADDY Awards. Six of OBU’s nine entries won an ADDY award. The students hauled in two gold ADDY’s, three silver, and one bronze.
"The students put in a tremendous amount of time, effort and creativity,” said Corey Fuller, assistant professor of graphic design. “I can tell them how terrific I think their work is, but it's nice to have the validation that comes from a very reputable organization such as the American Advertising Federation.”
“Each of the students that won an award embodies OBU's mission and pursuit of excellence,” Fuller said.
OBU Student Rebekah Alexander won two ADDY’s; a Gold for her ad "Zombie/Human" and a Silver for her package design "Native Blends." Diana Barns won a Silver Addy for her ad "Honey Bee Sweet Tea.”
Molly Hennesy took home a Bronze with her photo “Alley Cat.” Noelle McDowell won Gold with her business to business piece titled “En-Light.”
Sara Wilson won a Silver ADDY with her package design "Explorer Blends."
Students winning at the local level of the competition have the opportunity to compete at the national level, held this year at the Admerica 2014 conference, May 28-31 in Boca Raton, Florida.
“I feel privileged to have worked with them on these projects,” Fuller said. “Hearing our students’ names at the ADDY Awards gala was very exciting and it helps to further the reputation of OBU's division of Art and Design in Oklahoma's creativity industry. The ADDY Gala is attended by all of OKC's major ad and design firms."
View the students' design entries on OBU's Facebook page.