Omaha, Nebr. (April 4, 2017) – The Creative Center (CC) would like to congratulate two students who won a total of five awards at the district level of the 2017 American Advertising Awards.
Liz Scott won the following:
• District 9 Student Best of Show for the Alzheimer’s Association campaign.
• District 9 Gold ADDY in the category of Poster Campaign.
• District 9 Gold ADDY in the category of Illustration Campaign.
Emma Jane Nichols won the following:
• District 9 Gold ADDY in the category of Poster.
• District 9 Silver ADDY in the category of Consumer Campaign.
CC students won a total of 5 awards at the district level of this year’s Nebraska American Advertising Awards (affectionately called the ADDYs), sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Students entered original creative projects into competitive categories which were judged by professionals in the field. The competition is tiered, with state winners advancing to one of 15 district competitions, and district winners advancing to the national level.
“Our student competition really mirrors the professional competition,” said American Advertising Federation President and CEO James Edmund Datri. “Other major competitions have a stripped-down version, or limit the students to a predetermined case. The American Advertising Awards offers students much more opportunity.”
The Creative Center is a college of art and design in Omaha, Nebraska offering a three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design, and a two-year Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Graphic Design. Students attend class Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 3:30 and learn multiple aspects of graphic design. Every student receives a Mac laptop computer and software (to keep!) as a part of the tuition and fees, and gets plenty of chances to use it exploring as many of the computerized visual realms as possible, from branding to web design, from package design to multimedia, and from advertising to illustration.
“As an advertising agency, it is in our best interest to hire personnel who not only fit into our corporate culture, but those that are up to date in current technology and advertising trends. We recently hired a graduate from the Creative Center who has fulfilled all these demands for our design position, and has impressed us with a strong work ethic and all around capability in multiple design arenas. We couldn’t have made a better choice.”
Andrew Sleight, CEO / Creative Director, Sleight Advertising, Omaha, NE
“I have two daughters who decided to pursue graphic design at different colleges. I can’t believe the quality, additional projects, and variety that my daughter at the Creative Center experienced in only three years as opposed to my daughter who chose to attend a large university, which took much longer.”
Michael Sexton, Father of Henna Sexton, BFA ‘12
For more information on the Creative Center, visit our website at www.creativecenter.eduor call us toll free at 888-898-1789 or locally at 402-898-1000. See complete list of award winners below along with the high school from which they graduated.
2017 District 9 ADDY Winners (5)
Liz Scott – University of Nebraska HS (NE); Student Best of Show, 2 Gold
Emma Jane Nichols – Benson HS (NE); 1 Gold, 1 Silver
2017 Nebraska ADDY Winners (12)
Brandon Henry – Humboldt HS (KS); Judge’s Special Citation, 1 Gold
Liz Scott – University of Nebraska HS (NE); Judge’s Special Citation, 2 Gold, 1 Silver
Luis Garcia – Bryan HS (NE); 2 Silver
Emma Jane Nichols – Benson HS (NE); 2 Gold
Erin Hays – Farragut Senior HS (IA); 1 Silver
Madison Siglin – IKM-Manning Jr. Sr. HS (IA); 1 Gold