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UAB Faculty, Students Win Honors at 2015 American Advertising Awards Regional Competition

  • February 26, 2015
University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences’ faculty and students from CAS’ Department of Art and Art History and UAB Digital Media were honored with a wealth of ADDY awards at the 2015 Birmingham American Advertising Awards held Friday, Feb. 20.
addy 1University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences’ faculty and students from CAS’ Department of Art and Art History and UAB Digital Media were honored with a wealth of ADDY awards at the 2015 Birmingham American Advertising Awards held Friday, Feb. 20. The theme this year was “Who Killed It?”

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Doug Barrett, MFA, was awarded a Silver ADDY in the Exhibition Invitation category for his work on the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts exhibition “Warhol: Fabricated.” Professor of Graphic Design Erin Wright, MFA, was awarded a Silver ADDY in the Public Service category for his “43 (Ayotzinapa)” poster.

Two dozen students were honored with Gold and Silver Student ADDY awards for their individual and team projects. 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. This year’s award winners are all UAB clients, including UAB Admissions, UAB Honors College, AEIVA and TRIO Academic Services, says Director of Digital Media and Learning Rosie O’Beirne, M.A. Many of the students are majoring in the arts, including music, art and film. The awards they have received this year are a testament to the importance of a team approach because that is needed to create quality work, she says.