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GC Students Receive Top Accolades at Regional Advertising Competition

GC Students Receive Top Accolades at Regional Advertising Competition

Greenville College students received accolades at this year’s American Advertising Regional Award Competition celebrated in East Peoria on February 7. By day’s end, they came home with 11 prizes including eight Gold Awards, two Silvers and one Best of Show. This is the fourth year Greenville College students have entered the competition.

The regional event hosted by the Peoria Advertising Club is the first tier in a three-tier competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association. The Gold and Best of Show awardees will now advance to a district competition that features work from students in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Professionals in the advertising industry serve as judges.

“The American Advertising Awards are known by most creative professionals,” explained Associate Professor of Digital Media Jessa Wilcoxen, who accompanied Assistant Professor Deloy Cole and eight students to the event. “When students win, it helps their resumes rise to the top of the pile.”

The event also exposes students to inspiring award-winning work by companies and advertising firms. “It helps them see the range of possibilities in which they can apply their skills for different types of careers,” said Wilcoxen.

The Best of Show Award went to Greenville students Tyler Lamb, Austin Schumacher and Jake Cannon for their video “Writer’s Block.” 

Also, The Vista staff received two Gold Awards for the Fall edition (one for the overall magazine and one for Logan Shaw’s cover design) and Spring 2013 edition. Vista awardees include Visual Editor Logan Shaw, Content Editors Wes Bergen and Veronica Crisler, Cody Homewood, Cody Ripperger, Briana Phillips, Joe Kam, Sam Allen, Jon Johnson, Breanna Johnson, Alex Brandt, Andrew Schreiber, Kristin Minishall, Matthew Harper, Chelsea Jenkins, and Amber Lee. 

This story was published on March 03, 2014

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