Watkins Graphic Design students won more top awards than any other school competing in the 2012 Nashville Student ADDYs! More than 400 people filled Play Dance Bar on February 28 to celebrate the most creative advertising students in Nashville at the annual competition, presented by the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, and saw our Graphic Design talents claim nine Golds (two more than last year) and two (of the four) Judges’ Choice Awards.
Seventy percent of the Watkins students who entered received awards, and 17 pieces, including eight Silver award winners, will advance to the district competition.
Sara Strese tied for the most Addys awarded to a single student (one Gold, one Juror’s Choice, and three Silvers), and Johnny Whitman and Anna Stout tied for the most Gold Addys, with two each. Other double Watkins winners were Stephen Jones (Gold and Juror’s Choice), Janey Nachampasak (two Silver), and Mark Fentriss and Xavier Payne (a Gold and a Judges’ award each, in collaboration with Strese).
Here’s the complete list of Watkins’ 2012 Student ADDY Winners
9 Gold + 8 Silver + 2 judges’ selections = WOW!
Gold ADDY for Comic Series Covers
Silver ADDY for The Works of Flannery O’Connor illustration
Silver ADDY for Boars Head Consumer advertising
Gold ADDY for Endangered Animals postcard illustration
Mark Fentriss, Xavier Payne and Sara Strese
Gold ADDY & Judges’ award for their Alive Hospice advertising campaign
Silver ADDY for Cheval Packaging
Aaron M. Johnson
Gold ADDY for Mega-Macho Manly Men illustration
Gold ADDY plus Judges’ Award for his Portfolio promotion brochure
Silver ADDY for Janey Nak Website
Silver ADDY for Mini Monsters illustration
Silver ADDY for NPR Advertisement
Silver ADDY for Barbasol Campaign
Silver ADDY for Chokos Shoes campaign
Gold ADDY for Milk packaging design
Gold ADDY for Senior Show website
Gold ADDY for Tom Robbins Paperback Series
Gold ADDY for Tin Pan South poster