Addy Awards

UNI College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) faculty, staff and students showed strength in design and advertising at the Cedar Valley ADDY® Awards on Thursday Feb. 21. Representatives from CHAS won a combined 15 awards of the 58 given. CHAS students received four gold ADDYs including Student Best of Show, awarded to Joshua Peter for his piece “One Week With Josh.” CHAS students also received eight silver awards combined. Of special note, former promotions assistants Allison Hamilton, ’12, and Ben Rendall, ’12, both won gold, for their respective projects, “A Week in the Life” and “Q-tip Poster Series,” with Hamilton also taking home an additional silver for her magazine spread “Macro.”

CHAS faculty and staff also had a great showing with three professional gold and three professional silvers. Phil Fass, professor, received two silvers for his UNI Art Gallery Posters and accepted a gold for art direction on the Art Department’s Viewbook, designed by Jason Thompson, ’12. Sarah Pauls, marketing and promotions coordinator for CHAS, accepted one silver and one gold for college recruitment work. Pauls worked collaboratively with Strayer-Wood Theatre Marketing Director, Traci Gaydos and local artist Gary Kelley on a unique mailer for the musical BatBoy, which also received a gold ADDY. Though, he didn’t enter any work for UNI, Dana Lechtenberg, graphic designer at the Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics was a great representative of the CHAS family as he took home three personal awards. One silver, one gold, and a Judge’s Citation for his “Stand Up Takes Over New York City Posters.”

An exciting addition to the evening was the success of UNIBusiness’ AAF Club. The student-run club also won several awards through pieces developed as part of Matthew Wilson‘s Advertising Campaign Development class. Total the AAF Club added five awards to the tally.

The mission of the ADDYs is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. The three-tiered competition, held by the American Advertising Federation, is the world’s largest advertising competition. The top 15 professional local entries are advancing to the District ADDY Competition as well as five student entries. District winners then advance to the National ADDYs.


Here is a complete list of UNI winners. An asterisk indicates a piece that is moving on to districts.


Student Best of Show:

         Joshua Peter- One Week With Josh*

Student Gold ADDY:

         Kenny Miesner- Toothpick Poster Series*

         Allison Hamilton- A Week in the Life*

         Benjamin Rendall- Q-tip Poster Series*

         AAF UNI- Nissan “What Limits?” Campaign*

Student Silver ADDY:

         Stephanie Wharton- Cliff Dwellers

         Kenny Miesner- Men’s Health Magazine Redesign

         Joshua Peter- Geek Magazine Title Spread

         Allison Hamilton- Macro Magazine Spread

         Jordan McNamara- jordanmcn.com

         AAF UNI- Nissan “What Limits?” Wallscapes & Sidewalks

         AAF UNI- Nissan 360 App

         AAF UNI- Dance Marathon Web Video

Professional Judges Citation for Graphic Design:

         Jason Thompson with Phil Fass- UNI Department of Art Viewbook*

Professional Gold ADDY:

         Sarah Pauls, Traci Gaydos, Gary Kelley- BatBoy Direct Mailer*

         Sarah Pauls- CHAS Activity Book*

Professional Silver ADDY:

         Phil Fass- Spring 2012 Gallery Schedule Poster

         Phil Fass- Fall 2013 Gallery Schedule Poster

                  Sarah Pauls- CHAS Welcome Bag