The Mississippi Gulf Coast chapter of the American Advertising Federation recently held its annual awards competition, the 2015 ADDYS, and several University of Southern Mississippi students brought home design honors. Hosted at the Imperial Palace in Biloxi, the American Advertising Awards competition recognizes and rewards excellence in advertising.
Hattiesburg native, Neil Carey, won Gold and Best of Show in the category of Integrated Campaigns. A $1,000 scholarship came with the Best of Show award. Kacey Holifield of Laurel won Gold in Logo Design, Silver in Poster Design and Silver in Covers/Spreads. Hunter Sullivan of Hattiesburg received Silver for Stationary Collateral. Mobile native, Alicia Ard, won Silver for Illustration, while Michael Norris of Columbia won Silver for Collateral Material.
Instructors for the graphic design program include Professor DeAnna Douglas, Dr. Dori Griffin, Assistant Professor John Mark Lawler, and instructor Carolyn Norton.
“These awards from a professional organization validate the quality work our students are producing, said Douglas, coordinator of the graphic design program. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and how well this represents the Art and Design program at Southern Miss.”
For more information about the Department of Art and Design and other programs in the College of Arts and Letters, visit www.artsandlettersnow.usm.edu.