Sunday, March 21, 2010

GFAF ADDY AWARDS: Oops, we did it again!

Susquehanna designers designers dominated the GFAF student ADDY awards for the sixth year in a row, winning 12 of 14 total awards, including the Student Best of Show and accompanying $500 check. The following students were recognized with ADDY awards: James MacWhirter, Jon Pierotti, Caleb Heisey, Megan Meckley, Josh Schott, Jessica Rubenstein, Will Mellor, Steve Scales, and Corinne Woodward.

Junior Steve Scales was awarded the Best of Show prize for his poster design for The Diary of Anne Frank theatrical production. The judges loved the simple design and how beautifully it communicated the concept. In addition to the Best of Show and Gold ADDY Award for his poster, Steve also took home a Gold ADDY for his Cloud Nine Beer Packaging. Great work Steve!

The other big news of the evening concerned 2009 Best of Show winner Tracy Brauner '09, who was selected by the GFAF during her senior year at Susquehanna to design the call-for-entries for the 2010 student competition. The GFAF liked Tracy's design so much that they entered it on her behalf in this year's professional competition — and it crushed! — winning TWO professional Gold ADDY awards in the illustration and poster categories, as well as a Silver ADDY award in the collateral category. Even better, Tracy's poster was selected by juror Bill Gardner (Gardner Design, founder of and the LogoLounge book series) to receive his Judge's Choice Award. Check out the 90 second video below that shows Gardner's comments on the poster. Congratulations Tracy!

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