Hamilton County Native Among MTSU Students Taking Top Honors At Nashville Advertising Awards

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
MTSU students' creativity earned them top honors from nearly 300 entries among seven Midstate universities at the recent 2016 Nashville Student ADDY Awards in what organizers called one of the nation's largest student competitions.

Twenty-three MTSU seniors and recent graduates received honors, including eight with multiple awards, courtesy of the American Advertising Federation Nashville.

MTSU students won top honors in 15 out of the competition's 26 categories as well as a Best of Show, two Judge's Choice and Rising Star awards.

Graphic design majors Alexa Games, Katie Stephens and Caitlin Parker teamed up to promote MTSU’s spring 2015 Graphic Design Senior Show and brought home the 2016 Best in Show ADDY and a Student Gold ADDY for their integrated brand identity campaign. 

Games, an Antioch, Tenn., resident, and Stephens, a resident of Soddy-Daisy, received their MTSU Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees last August.
Parker, a Franklin, Tenn. resident, is a senior at MTSU.

Stephens also earned a gold award in book design for “The Silent Type.”

Aly Booker, a senior graphic design major from Morristown, Tenn., earned a Judge’s Award for her campaign illustration “30 Ways to Be a Pet Peeve: The Cat’s Ultimate Guide to Owner Persuasion” plus a Gold ADDY for her poster “Poison.”

Senior graphic design major Sarah Growden of Rockvale, Tenn., brought home an armload of ADDY awards, including a Judge’s Choice and a Gold ADDY for her “Betula Tech Packaging” design, a second gold packaging award for her “High Tea” design and a Silver ADDY for her “Olfactory Scent Lab” outdoor and transit advertising campaign.

Jackee LaFever, a senior graphic design major from Christiana, Tenn., earned a Rising Star Award and a Gold ADDY in photography for her black-and-white photo of New Orleans street musicians called “NOLA Band.” LaFever also received a Silver ADDY in the direct marketing competition for her “Music Unites Perpetual Calendar.”

Other multiple ADDY award winners this year include:
  • Erica Belletete of Franklin, a senior graphic design major who won three ADDYs for 2016 — a gold in packaging for “Wild Adventures” and silver awards in the poster and single illustration categories for “Futura Typography Poster” and “Blast Off - Kids' Space Camp,” respectively.
  • Matt Roberts of Murfreesboro, a senior graphic design major, who won a gold ADDY for his “Yampa” website design and a silver award for animation and special effects for “Matt in a Minute.”

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