Ringling College Students Win 30+ Awards at 2016 Suncoast ADDYs

Sarasota, FL— At the 2016 Suncoast ADDY Awards, Ringling College students raked in over 30 awards, including Best in Show, four Judge’s Choice Awards, and an Amy Award. The 2016 AdFed Suncoast American Advertising Awards Gala took place this past Saturday, March 12 at the Sarasota Polo Grounds.

In the student category, dominated by Ringling College of Art and Design, students won 17 Silver ADDYs, 16 Gold ADDYs, three Judge’s Choice Awards, and the prestigious Best in Show Award. In the professional category, the Ringling College Design Center won three Silver ADDYs, seven Gold ADDYs, an Amy Award, and a Judge’s Choice Award.

View the Best in Show award-winning work, The Invisible Truth, by Motion Design students Jacob Ferguson and Adrian Pumarejo here.

According to the AdFed Suncoast website, “The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards - recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District winners are then forwarded to the national stage of the American Advertising Awards.”

Gold awards automatically advance to the District Competition in April. For a list of winning projects and students in each category, click here.

About Ringling College of Art and Design

For 85 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive, first-year program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. www.ringling.edu

Image credits: The Invisible Truth, Jacob Ferguson and Adrian Pumarejo, Ringling College of Art and Design.



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