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.
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
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
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.