Broward College Students Win Prestigious American Advertising Awards

Fort Lauderdale, Fla (March 20, 2018) – Six talented Broward College students were recognized for creative excellence the art of advertising during the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) annual American Advertising Awards ceremony held in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Broward College students accepted gold and silver ADDY Awards in the AAF’s Student American Advertising Awards Competition, a national awards program designed specifically for college students which recognizes the best graphic design submissions in the market.

“The American Advertising Awards are the advertising industry's most illustrious competition and it is an honor for our faculty and students to participate,” said Adriana Portal, Professor Graphic Design at Broward College. “We are extremely proud of these six gifted students for their exemplary talent and dedication to mastering the creative process.”

Broward College Gold Addy Award Winners

Yecrem Verges
Category: Magazine Advertising - Single (Full page or less)
Project: Soaring Price of Global Obesity

Maria Davila
Category: Integrated Brand Identity Campaign - Single
Project: MAR Bath Salts Brand Campaign

Kiana Ramirez
Category: Product or Service Sales Promotion - Packaging
Project: Alia bottled milk

Category: Printed Annual Report or Brochure
Project: charity: water 2017 Annual Report

Leslie Arias
Category: App (Mobile or Web-based)
Project: GYM CREW Stronger Together

Broward College Silver Addy Award Winners

Shayla Hamilton
Category: Illustration - Single
Project: I’m Homeless Tonight…

Nikki Rye
Category: Integrated Brand Identity Campaign - Single
Project: badbabe - Lip Crayons


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