Senior Alma Kim and other CCAD students go gold in Addy’s competition.

all for art

When it comes to making standout work, there are none better than Columbus College of Art & Design students. The most recent evidence came on Friday, March 1, when several CCAD students took home first-place (Gold) awards at the local American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) competition. And one, Alma Kim (Animation, 2019) triumphed in the Professional category, bringing home a Judge’s Choice, Professional Gold for her work Art for All as part of the CCAD Student Agency.

Professional awards for CCAD Student Agency projects also went to Yiffy Gu (Illustration, 2019) for CCAD postcards and to Kelechukwu (Kaycee) Nwakudu (Animation, 2020), Morgan Bently-Roberts (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2018), So Jung Kim (Fine Arts, 2018), Bryan Moss, and Hakim Callwood for the Art. Design. Hustle campaign.

In addition, a campaign for Columbus Children's Theatre by Sam Harvey (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2020), Audrey Stemen (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019), and Abbey Sutula (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019) won in two categories, including a Best of Show award in the Student category.

The Whole Cities Foundation project by Candace Smith (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019) won Gold in two Student categories, while a campaign for Guac Fest 2018 brought won a Student Gold for India Orban (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019). The Diva Cup campaign from Nicole Cox (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2018), Lily Dent (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2018), and Rachel Meiring (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2018) also earned a Gold award.

Student work included real or mock campaigns for nonprofit and commercial brands. The following student projects won Silver awards:

  • Sam Collins (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019): Space Brew AR Beer Coaster
  • Anita Hernandez  (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2021), for The Honey House (won in two categories)
  • Matthew McClelland (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019): Evan Williams
  •  and Peace, Love & Pancake Balls
  • Madison Perry (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2020): East End Thrift
  • Justin Remotap (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019): Little Lion Notebooks
  • Liz White (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2021): Cremo Men's Skin Care packaging

The judges for this year’s Columbus ADDYs were Columbus Business First Editor in Chief, Doug Buchanan; Digitas Chicago Lead Experience Designer Christin Norris; entrepreneur and Michigan State University instructor Camron Gnass; and writer, producer, and freelance director Janlatae’ (Jan) Mullins.

Local ADDY trophy winners will compete regionally at the district level against entries from Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia; the very best will face off in the national competition.