UAB professor, students win at 2017 Birmingham American Advertising Awards

Students, alumni and a professor from the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History, Department of Music, and Digital Media won 15 Best in Show, Gold and Silver awards.


Students, alumni and faculty from the UAB College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History, Department of Music, and Digital Media won Gold and Silver awards at the 59th annual American Advertising Awards.

addy 2017Hua Perry won Student Best of Show and a Gold ADDY in the Campaign category for “Still Life Series.” Presented by the American Advertising Federation of Birmingham, the American Advertising Awards, or ADDY Awards, are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries nationally every year in local AAF Club competitions. The 2017 judges were Art Chantry, Troy Burwell and John Spalding. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Many of the student winners are part of UAB Digital Media, an in-house creative agency within the university. The Digital Media Fellows program is a paid student program in which students from a variety of disciplines work in teams to produce media content for clients. Others are or have been part of Bloom Studio, a student graphic design studio in the Department of Art and Art History. Bloom focuses on “DESIGN FOR GOOD” projects for local nonprofits and un­derserved communities, and provides opportunities for students to work directly with clients and community members on environmental, eco­nomic and social service projects.   

UAB Faculty ADDY Award winner:

Erin Wright, MFA, professor of graphic design, two Silver ADDY Awards for “Dia De Los Muertos” and National Low Carbon Day, in the Public Service Out-of-Home/Public Service Poster category

UAB Student ADDY Award winners:

Hua Perry, Student Best of Show and Gold ADDY in the Campaign category for “Still Life Series.” Perry’s mentor is Sonja Rieger, MFA, professor photography.

Carolina Marques, Silver ADDY in the Stationery Package category for “Sweet and Sour Business System”

addy 2017 2Alumnus Jonathan Niega won a Gold ADDY in the Single Poster category for “I Am the Greatest”UAB Digital Media, team of Samantha Richardson, Jonathan Niega, Sarah Buckelew, Zach Walker and Terrence Wimberly, Silver ADDY in the Music and Sound Design category for “Make Your Mark – DAAH

UAB Digital Media, team of Anissa Latham-Brown, Bailey Barrow, Jacob Richardson, Rachel Ozley and Paul Matthews, Silver ADDY in the Animation or Special Effects category for “Welcome to PALS”

Samantha Richardson, designer/animator for Cayenne Creative, Gold ADDY in the Microsite/Social Media/Single Execution category for “Milo’s Fry High Dive”

UAB Alumni ADDY Award winners:

Jonathan Niega, ('16) Gold ADDY in the Single Poster category for “I Am the Greatest” and Silver ADDY in the Single Poster category for “Muhammad Ali”

Lisa Nguyen (’16), Gold ADDY in the Single Illustration category for “Where it Hurts,” Nguyen’s senior Bachelor of Fine Arts project; and a Gold ADDY as a designer for Zeekee in the Integrated Advertising Campaign – Regional / National – Consumer category for “Snoozecube Brand”

Steve Stark (’16), art director for Ebsco Industries, Silver ADDY in the Single Newsletter category for Bugle FY17 Vol. 1

Robert Ingram Clifton III (’14), designer for Platypi, Silver ADDY in the Outdoor Board category for “It’s Awesome to Have You in Avondale” Mural

Jin Chung, senior art director and designer for Telegraph Creative, Silver ADDY in the Public Transit Ad, Exterior / Out-of-Home, Interior Site category for Big Spoon Creamery Truck

Chris Seagle, (’13) former art director at Telegraph Creative, Gold Addy in Integrated Brand Identity and Campaign - Local or Regional/National categories for City of Talladega

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