Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Advertising Students Recognized at the Orange County Ad Awards

Kylie McAdam, an Advertising student at The Art Institute of California – Orange County, received the Best of Show award at the Orange County Ad Awards on Saturday, March 21.

The Orange County Ad Awards are hosted by the OC Ad Federation to recognize the year’s best advertising from Orange County agencies.

”I feel very fortunate to have won Best of Show and Gold for the work I created for Orbis, a non-profit organization fighting blindness in underdeveloped countries,” McAdam said. “Advertising and art direction are my life. This recognition allows me to share my creative work with others while exploring their work too.”

McAdam also received a gold award but she was not the only The Art Institute of California-Orange County student recognized. Seven other students in Advertising Instructor Eva Finn’s Copy & Scriptwriting and Advanced Campaigns classes also received awards.

Kylie McAdam, Best of Show in Consumer or Trade Magazine Ad, Magazine Ad Campaign category and Gold for a Consumer or Trade Magazine Ad, Magazine Ad Campaign.
Alba Escarcega, Gold in Radio category.
Ellen Scott, Silver for Consumer or Trade Magazine Ad; Merit in Radio and Merit in Consumer or Trade Magazine Ad, 2 to 4 ads.
Kimberly Lorimer, Evan James, Brittany Kesler, Kajsa Frederick, Scott Sagan each received Merit awards in the Radio category.

Winners move on to the regional ADDY® awards where they may eventually earn a national ADDY. The ADDY’s are conducted by the American Advertising Federation and local competitions take place across the country.

“It was the first time we have entered the ADDY competition and certainly the start of big things to come from our Advertising program,” said Advertising and Graphic Design Academic Director Catherine Stickel. “I’m so proud of our students but have to give credit to Eva Finn, instructor for the Advanced Campaigns and Copy and Scriptwriting class, for coordinating the entrants.”

For samples of McAdams work, visit www.kycreative.com To learn more about the Advertising program at The Art Institute of California – Orange County, call 714.830.0200 or visit www.artinsitutes.edu/orangecounty.

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