February 09, 2015 3:30PM
Pittsburg State University and PSU students were big winners in the American Advertising Federation – Joplin Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 7. At the end of the ceremony, PSU’s Office of Marketing and Communication collected six silver and two gold ADDYs, the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies earned one gold and the students had 15 silver and eight gold.
“It was a great night for Pittsburg State University,” said Chris Kelly, PSU’s associate vice president for marketing and communication. “It was especially nice to see so many talented students recognized for their hard work in a room filled with some of the top professionals in the area.”
The Office of Marketing and Communication received gold awards for its digital/social media campaign, “Spring Break 2014 - #BEAGORILLA,” and for the video, “Honor, Courage, Champion – Capturing the Spirit of a Gorilla.” The office received silver ADDYs for the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts Schedule Magnet; the “Congratulations Class of 2014;” “#6 inches from Rio,” and “Pitt State Football #CODERED” videos and the spring and fall issues of the PittState Magazine.”
The Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies also received a gold award for its Paint the Town Red window graphic.
Among the student awards, “Naturale,” a packaging design by Haily Ayres, won a Judge’s Choice Award and “Last Call of CTHULU,” a packaging design by Kevin Cochran, was named Best in Show.
All of the gold award winners advance to regional competition.
Haily Ayres, packaging, “NATURale,” Gold; Haily Ayres, packaging, “Chocolate University,” Silver; Stevie Barfoot, photography digitally enhanced, “Alice in Wonderland,” Silver; Stevie Barfoot, color photography, “Bee,” Silver; Christine Marie Bennett, magazine design (entire magazine), Gold; Dylan Casey, single poster, “Dust,” Gold; Dylan Casey, digitally enhanced photography, “Tattoo Sleeve Enhancement,” Silver; Kevin Cochran, packaging, “Last Call of Cthulhu, Gold; Audrey Dighans, direct marketing, “Audrey Dighans Portfolio Resume,” Silver; Anthony Adams and Haily Ayres, animation or special effects, “Cosmic Calamaties Episode 03, Silver; Kebrina Lynn Frates, book design (entire book), “Hand-Cut Stencil Book, Silver; Hannah Hashman, consumer, “Weddings by Hannah,” Gold; Gina Lee, collateral material – brochure/annual report, “GET Invitation,” Silver; Lucy Lotspeich, color photography, “Close Up in a Small Life – Grasshopper,” Silver; Kelley F. Macek, magazine design – entire magazine, “High Gloss Magazine,” Silver; Megan Meyer, collateral material brochure/annual report, “Randy Meyer Racing 2015 NHRA Sports Marketing Opportunity,” Silver; Amanda Reno, mobile apps, “Tour Chablekal - Mobile Media Application,” Gold; Gage S. Rogers, Collateral Material - Brochure / Annual Report, “Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Brochure,” Silver; Stanton Sailsbury, elements of advertising - digital creative technology, “The Hitchhickers Guide to the Solar System,” Gold; Nick Taylor, single illustration, “Pen Tool Illustration - Purple Haze,” Gold; Nolan Terrill, social media, “Student Activities Council Upcoming Events for November,” Silver; Nolan Terrill, mobile apps, “Carthage Promotional App,” silver; Sharon Terry, book design (entire book), “portfolio book – Sharon Terry,” Silver.