A team of School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) students and instructors won a staggering 26 2022 American Advertising Federation Local ADDY Awards. An award season of this magnitude signifies the graphic design division’s commitment to excellence.
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting nearly 30,000 entries every year in local AAF Ad Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.
Graphics division chair and Professor Anosh Gill, Professor Carlos Miranda, and ten students took home awards in the student and professional categories. The students are Nadia Tsegga, Briana Yewell, Emmanual Childs, Jaylan Rawlings, Jalonda Martinez, Janece Martial, Travon M. Mincey, Ahmad Ragland, Rabi Elabor, Osayiuwamen Omoregbee, and Brittney George.
“Part of teaching is when professors and students work together outside class we can create amazing campaigns and ideas. Teaching doesn’t stop outside the classroom and this is the best example of that,” Gill said.
“It was exciting to collaborate with a few peers and professors to bring this idea to life,” senior graphic design student Nadia Tsegga said in an email. “I am incredibly proud of [us] for this accomplishment! Thank you [to Gill] for providing us with the resources to complete this project. It’s time to celebrate it!”
Creators of The ‘I AM HERE’ campaign will now compete at the national level. They won gold at the local ADDY Awards and District 4 Addy Awards which includes all of Florida and the Caribbean.
“Congratulations Prof. Gill and team for this important collaborative work,” said Dean Mira Lowe. “The imagery and the messaging are powerful. Thank you for giving visibility and voice to our diversity.”