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Nine Belmont Art Students Win ADDY Awards

Nine Belmont students were recently recognized with a Student ADDY Award through one of the top local competitions for student advertising design in the nation. The awards are hosted by the American Advertising Federation Nashville (AAFN) and the Nashville Student Advertising Awards.

Paper Boy magazine design layout
Paper Boy magazine design by Sebastian Lara

The students who took home five gold and nine silver awards include Sebastian Lara, Mackenzie Smith, Caitlin Cooney, Margaret Owens, Carrie Neville, Abraham Mast, Kayla Monis, Caitlyn Swartwood and Ambrose Vargason.

“ADDY awards are nationally recognized in the design industry, and it is an extremely competitive competition. Winning one lets future employers know you have exceptional talent,” said Art Professor Doug Regen. “I could not be more proud of the talented hard working students that were recognized this year.”

The award categories and their winners are as follows:


Paper Boy/Magazine Design- Sebastian Lara

Beth’s Alterations/Logo Design – Mackenzie Smith

Adoption/Integrated Marketing Campaign   – Caitlin Cooney

Birds/Magazine Design – Margaret Owens

Paper Boy/Illustration Series – Sebastian Lara

Adoption integrated marketing campaign design layout
Adoption marketing campaign by Caitlin Cooney


Frist Gala/Special Events Design – Mackenzie Smith

Frist Gala/Special Events Design – Carrie Neville

Bill Hobbs Magazine Layout – Caitlin Cooney

Rare Birds/Brand Logo Design – Abraham Mast

Blast/Brand Logo Design – Kayla Monis

The Swarm/Brand Logo Design – Caitlyn Swartwood

Convoy – Abraham Mast

Nairobi Olympics/Event Logo Design – Kayla Monis

Marina Park/Site Signage Design – Ambrose Vargason

Illustration series for Paper Boy magazine
Paper Boy iIllustration series by Sebastian Lara

The winners will go on to compete at the regional awards, which take place in April with hopes of progressing to the national awards this summer.

Logo design for Beth's Alterations
Beth’s Alterations logo design by Mackenzie Smith
Frist Gala event material designs by Carrie Neville
Frist Gala event material design by Carrie Neville
Logo design for a brand called Blast
Blast logo design by Kayla Monis
Signage design for a site called Marina Park
Marina Park site signage design by Ambrose Vargason
Frist Gala event material design by Mackensie Smith
Frist Gala event material design by Mackensie Smith

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