Each year, the American Advertising Federation of Nashville puts on the Student ADDY Awards, honoring some of our city's most talented and promising young creatives. Naturally, we are allllllllll over that. We support these students in two ways:
1. Sponsoring awards at the Student ADDYs.
This year's entries were awesome. We are so glad we didn't have to judge and just got to watch them get cool trophies. This year's winners:
Best of Show - $500 scholarship and crystal trophy
Austin Reasonver for Muji Ad Campaign (Magazine Campaign, Nossi College of Art)
Judge's Favorites - Crystal trophy
Grace Pavlic for Beast (Illustration, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film)
Chris Fornal for The Birds of Astrobrights (Packaging, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film)
Matthew Eason for Hop Tamale's (Integrated Brand Identity Campaign, Middle Tennessee State University)
Jake Kennedy for Lumen, the Lights Out Buddy (Packaging, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film)
Rising Star - $500 scholarship
Grace Pavlic, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
We liked these guys so much that we invited them to sit with us at the big kid ADDY Awards the following Saturday. It was pretty great.
2. Mentorship through our internship program.
When it comes to creativity, there's only so much you can learn in a classroom. We give them real-world experience, creative freedom, and guidance that pushes them to see creativity in new ways. We also haven't made anyone cry yet, so we're doing pretty well.
Are you a creative student? Do you know a creative student? Do you know someone who looks young enough to be a creative student? Send them our way. We're always looking for stellar interns to join the team.