Graphic Design Students Earn 12 Awards, Sweep the Student Best in Show Category at AAF Buffalo’s 2021 American Advertising Awards

Graphic Design Students Earn 12 Awards, Sweep the Student Best in Show Category at AAF Buffalo’s 2021 American Advertising Awards

Graphic Design Students Earn 12 Awards, Sweep the Student Best in Show Category at AAF Buffalo’s 2021 American Advertising Awards 150 150 Villa Maria College

At a local award show unlike any other, after a year unlike any other, the impressive collection of awards earned by Villa Maria’s graphic students and alumni at the 2021 ADDY Awards was a welcomed sign of normalcy.

Villa Maria’s graphic design students won a total of 12 advertising awards, including a clean sweep of the Student Best of Show category, which includes the Student Best of Show Award as well as first and second runners up for Student Best of Show.

The following graphic design students received were named winners of Gold ADDY Awards:

  • Henny Zack, ’21 – Gold ADDY for Branded Paper Toy: Cross Platform – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
  • Zack Huber, ’21 – Gold ADDY for Blend Juicery Packaging: Sales and Marketing Sales Promotion (Product or Service Sales Promotion) – Packaging
  • Lindsay Neilson, ’21 – Gold ADDY for Blackpink North American World Tour: Cross Platform – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
  • Katelynn Steckstor, ’21 – Gold ADDY for Milk Makeup Brochure: Sales and Marketing – Collateral Material
  • Zach Huber – Gold ADDY for Save The Trees Brand Campaign: Cross Platform – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign

Henny Zack’s Paper Toy

Zack Huber’s Blend Juicery Packaging

Lindsay Neilson’s Blackpink North American World Tour

Katelynn Steckstor’s Milk Makeup Brochure

Zack Huber’s Save the Tree’s Brand Campaign

The following graphic design students received were named winners of Silver ADDY Awards:

  • Lindsay Neilson –Silver ADDY for #WeAreHere Campaign: Cross Platform Integrated Advertising Campaign – Consumer Campaign
  • Henny Zack – Silver ADDY for Social Awareness Poster: Out-of-Home and Ambient Media – Out-of-Home Poster
  • Henny Zack – Silver ADDY for Origami Diagram Book: Sales and Marketing – Publication Design
  • Lindsay Neilson – Silver ADDY for Lindsay Neilson Branding Collateral: Sales and Marketing – Collateral Material –  Stationary Package – Single or Multiple Pieces

Lindsay Neilson’s WeAreHere Campaign

Henny Zack’s Social Awareness Poster

Henny Zack’s Origami Diagram Book

Lindsay Neilson’s Branding Collateral

The following graphic design students received were named winners of the Student Best of Show Awards:

  • Zach Huber’s Save The Trees Brand Campaign was named the Student Best of Show
  • Henny Zack’s Branded Paper Toy was named the First runner-up for Student Best of Show
  • Lindsay Neilson’s Blackpink North American World Tour was named Student Best of Show 2nd Runner-Up

Zack Huber’s Save the Trees Brand Campaign

Henny Zack’s Branded Paper Toy

Lindsay Neilson’s Blackpink North American World Tour

Beyond that, two students also earned recognition for their contributions to some of the award-winning entries in the professional category:

  • Lindsay Neilson, junior designer with Mr. Smith Agency – Gold ADDY for Flint Brand Rollout Campaign: Cross Platform – Integrated Advertising Campaigns – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign – Local or Regional/National
  • Lindsay Neilson, junior designer with Mr. Smith Agency – Gold ADDY for Brand Identity Campaign for Shuck Shack: Cross Platform — Integrated Advertising Campaigns – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign – Local or Regional/National
  • Lindsay Neilson, junior designer with Mr. Smith Agency –Gold ADDY for Brand Campaign for Magnusmode: Cross Platform – Integrated Advertising Campaigns – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign – Local or Regional/National
  • Lindsay Neilson,  junior designer with Mr. Smith Agency –Silver ADDY for Identity Design for Shuck Shack: – Elements of Advertising – Visual – Logo Design
  • Zack Huber – Silver ADDY graphic designer with Mirror Matter – Silver ADDY for Aviate Audio Airpatch Package: Sales and Marketing – Packaging
  • Zack Huber – Silver ADDY graphic designer with Mirror Matter – Silver ADDY for Even Keel Logo Design: Elements of Advertising – Visual – Logo Design

As always, entries were judged by local professionals who work in the advertising industry. This year’s judges were Jason Yates, a freelance creative director, art director and video editor, Kira Csakany, creative supervisor at The Martin Group and Matt Cascarino, vice president and executive creative director at FARM.

The American Advertising Awards, home of the ADDY® Award, is one of the industry’s largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year through competitions offered through local AAF clubs. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in advertising.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards – recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in your local Ad Club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

To learn more about studying graphic design at Villa Maria College, visit www.villa.edu/academics/academic-programs/graphic-design.

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