student magazine AC wins gold at the American Advertising Awards | KAMR


AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Amarillo College is celebrating multiple wins in the student division at the 2022 American Advertising Awards, according to a press release from AC.

The awards, known as “ADDYS” and presented Feb. 17 at Reed Beverage in Amarillo, recognize “excellence in local student and professional advertising,” AC detailed.

The student-produced magazine, “The Current,” won the Gold Addy Award and the Student Best of Show Award for Magazine Design.

“It’s a testament to the focused and relevant instruction of arts and media programs and the real relationships formed in this area that our program continues to achieve such greatness,” said Derek Weathersbee, Graphic Design Instructor and Magazine Advisor. . “These students deserve so much credit. I couldn’t be prouder.

According to the release, “the magazine is focused on exploring creativity,” with stories that include the “psychology behind creativity.” Taylor Burton and Eden Roberts were co-editors of the issue.

“I’m grateful for the recognition,” Burton said. “So much hard work and dedication has gone into this issue of ‘The Current’. I’m proud of my co-editor, Eden, and everyone else who helped us create something worth seeing.

The magazine, according to AC, will move to the second tier of competition, where local ADDY winners will compete against local club winners in one of 15 district competitions. The national stage of the American Advertising Awards is reached at the third level.

“Winning Best of Show demonstrates the high level of education and career readiness that mass media and graphic design students receive from Amarillo College,” said Jill Gibson, Mass Media Program Chair and Advisor. student media.


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