TROY students bring home gold and silver in advertising contest

Posted: Thursday, 08 March 2012

TROY – Troy University students and graduates have been recognized with ADDY Awards by the American Advertising Foundation Montgomery in both student and professional categories.

Design, Technology and Industry graduate Aaron Johnson won "Best of Show" and a Gold ADDY Award for his print advertising campaign "1950's Troma Today," and Melanie Boyd, of Sylacauga, also a DTI graduate, earned the Student Public Service Award and a Gold ADDY for her "Empty Bowls Campaign."

Sophomore Nolan Odom, a DTI major from Beaumont, Texas, garnered a Gold ADDY for his "Talent is Overrated" poster.

DTI graduates Emily Fennell, of Troy, and Tyler Percy, also of Troy, earned Silver ADDYs for website designs.

The ADDY Awards is an annual competition held by the organization as part of a three-tiered national event. Gold ADDY Award winners in Montgomery go on to compete in the district competition, and then all district winners advance to the national competition.

The AAF Montgomery is a professional organization comprised of advertising agencies, marketing professionals, broadcast and media, and other advertising-related professionals. Founded over five decades with the intention of protecting and promoting the well-being of the advertising industry in the River Region, the organization inspires creativity and excellence in advertising.