Graphics Students Earn Honors

February 13, 2017

Topeka, Kan. - Five graphics technology students at Washburn Tech were among those recognized among the best in local marketing and advertising at the American Advertising Awards Competition at a recent event at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort.

Taking home medals were Nevada Finton-Millis, Scranton, gold medal, media/special event materials; Emory Hotchkiss, Tecumseh, silver medal, special events media; Christina Noland, Topeka, gold medal, illustration, and silver medal, logo design; Glorianna Noland, Topeka, silver medal, logo design; and Sarah Walter, Topeka, silver medal, photography. 

The American Advertising Awards Competition, formerly known as the ADDY Awards, is a three-tiered national competition conducted each year by the American Advertising Federation. It is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.

More than 150 members representing the area’s advertising industry attended the annual dinner and awards presentation. Thirty-four gold ADDY awards and 59 silver ADDY awards were presented. Gold ADDY winners will compete against winners from other local clubs at the district level. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards.