Congrats to our 2023 District 5 Winners!

March 29, 2023

Giganto’s Mediocre Golf Sponsorship campaign for Royal Docks Brewing Co.

Five Professionals and Three Students Win District ADDYs!

AAF-Akron is pleased to announce that Akron American Advertising Award entrants won ADDYs at the Fifth District American Advertising Awards competition, held virtually in mid March.

PROFESSIONAL WINNERS


Judge’s Choice and Silver ADDY for Integrated Advertising Campaigns
Entrant: Giganto
Client: Royal Docks Brewing Co.
Title: Mediocre Golf Sponsorship
Credits:
Mark Szczepanik, Creative Director
Chris Oldham, Creative Director


Gold ADDY for Animation & Special Effects
Silver ADDY for Art Direction

Entrant: Pritt Entertainment Group
Client: Seattle Kraken
Title: 2022 Open
Credits:
Craig DiRienzo, Animator
Emily Richmond, Account Manager
Jeffrey Pritt, Creative Director/Animator
Ryan Pritt, Executive Producer

Gold ADDY for Advertising Industry Self-Promotion
Entrant: Secret Creative Org.
Client: BurkleHagen
Title: BurkleHagen Self Promo Zines
Credits:
Alexander Sprungle, Creative Director
Nike Adewumi, Designer
Laura DiSanto, BurkleHagen, Producer
Josiah Hull, BurkleHagen, Photographer
Jocelyn Petruccio, BurkleHagen, Digital Retouching
Claire Vredevoogd, Food Styling
Jenny Buck, Copywriting


Silver ADDY for Logo Design
Entrant: United Way of Summit & Medina
Client: United Way of Summit & Medina
Title: Brunited Way
Credits:
United Way of Summit & Medina
MAD Brewing Company, Brewery
Foundry Social, Event Venue Location
Victory Marketing Group LLC, Vendor


Silver ADDY for Sales Promotion
Entrant: 6 Brothers Creative
Client: bit-x-bit, LLC
Title: Revealing the Truth in Data
Credits: 6 Brothers Creative Team
Tom Boylan, Creative Director
Donna DeFranco, Copywriter


STUDENT WINNERS


Gold ADDY for Logo Design
Entrant: Sophia Fugate
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Civic Theatre Logo Design
Credits: Sophia Fugate, Graphic Designer


Gold ADDY for Logo Design
Entrant: Shonna Faust
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Rilassri Logo
Credits: Shonna Faust, Graphic Designer


Silver ADDY for Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
Entrant: Nina Schultz
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Buckeye Book Fair
Credits: Nina Schultz, Graphic Designer


Silver ADDY for Integrated Brand Identity Campaign
Entrant: Sophia Fugate
School: The University of Akron Myers School of Art
Title: Civic Theatre Brand Identity
Credits: Sophia Fugate, Graphic Designer

About the District Five competition
The District Five competition is a second tier of the national American Advertising Awards that annually recognizes and rewards the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. The fifth district represents professional advertising associations and college chapters throughout Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Gold winners from districts throughout the country are automatically forwarded to the third and final tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. National judging takes place virtually in April, with winners being announced at the American Advertising Awards Reception & Gala on June 2 at the annual AAF-National ADMERICA conference in St. Louis, MO. 

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