The American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Dubuque recently announced the 2017-18 local advertising competition winners:
Local Gold ADDY Winners (which will compete at the district level) include Gigantic Design Co. (two), Clarke University (two), McCullough Creative (four), Cartegraph, Buzz Creative, Adam Zalaznik Design, Boyd Gaming (two), TH Media, Refinery Design Company, and Design Photography Inc.
The Final Five Awards included McCullough Creative (two), Gigantic Design Co., and Clarke University, Boyd Gaming, and Refinery Design Company
The Professional Best of Show was awarded to Gigantic Design Co. and Clarke University for “Clarkie Surprise.” The Student Best of Show was awarded to Nicholas Becker at Clarke University for “Dr. Sprocket Branding.”
The AAF Silver Medal Award Program was established to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the advertising industry. This year, AAF Dubuque awarded Sean Murphy of Gigantic Design Co. Sean has over 14 years of experience in the industry and his passion is very apparent when it comes to design. Not only has Gigantic Design Co. donated an abundant amount of design work, they’ve also donated time and talent to numerous local non-profits.
The advertising organization recognized one of its own with the Member of the Year award, Megan Corkery, of Apple White Dental Partners. She took on a large role as Programmer, and was a huge contributor to this year’s American Advertising Awards.
This year, Nicholas Becker from Clarke University was presented the $500 non-renewable AAF Dubuque Student Scholarship. Not only can his work recognized on Clarke’s campus, but it is also represented in the Dubuque Community.