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Ringling College secures National ADDY awards

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

SARASOTA, FL - At the National American Advertising Awards, held the evening of June 7 in Anaheim, CA, Ringling College of Art and Design seized five National ADDY Awards, including a Gold Award won by its Motion Design students! Known as the most prestigious creative award competition in the country, the National ADDYs Award Ceremony honors extraordinary work in both Student and Professional categories.

In the Student category, Ringling College won the following Gold and Silver Awards:

Student Gold: Elements of Advertising—Animation or Special Effects
Jacob Ferguson (Motion Design, ‘16) and Adrian Pumarejo (Motion Design, ‘16)
The Invisible Truth
Student Silver: Collateral Material—Book Design
David Allen Reese (Graphic Design, ‘17)
Holm Commonwealth: A Guide to a Life of Adventure
Student Silver: Elements of Advertising—Animation or Special Effects
Jacob Ferguson (Motion Design, ’16)
2016 Demo Reel

In the Professional category, Ringling College secured the following Silver Awards:

Silver: Collateral Material—Book Design
Anna Babayeva (Graphic Design, ’15), Carlos Oliveras Colom (Graphic Design, ’15), and Russell Mank (Graphic Design, ’15)
Ringling College Design Center
Ringling College Office of Admissions
Silver: Collateral Material—Announcement, Campaign
Jonah Duvall (Graphic Design, ‘16) and Siovean Lehner (Motion Design, ’16)
Ringling College Design Center
PINC Conference

To advance to the Nationals, competitors must secure Gold or Silver Awards in two previous tiers of competition, the local and regionals. At the first tier, local entrants compete to win the honor of best creatives in their market. At the regional level, the local ADDY winners compete against their fellow local winners across the country in one of 15 district competitions. The Gold and Silver winners then move to the National Competition, where they compete against the best of the best in the nation. At every round, the work is judged by panels of professionals in the advertising industry.

In this year’s local SunCoast ADDY Awards and district awards, Ringling College students and the Design Center brought home over 40 awards, including Best in Show and the Judge’s Award in the student category and a Judge’s Award and Amy Award in the professional category, among numerous Gold and Silver awards in each.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

Ringling College of Art 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. For more information, visit

Published June 20, 2016

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