AAF of The Midlands Announces District ADDY Award Winners

April 10, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – April 10, 2008 – AAF of The Midlands is proud to announce that nine local winning entries from the local ADDY competition have received awards at the Third District ADDY Awards competition. The ADDY Awards are the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, recognizing creative excellence and the best advertising worldwide.

Entries that won Gold ADDY Awards at the local competition in February were automatically forwarded to compete in the district-level ADDY competition; Silver ADDY winners were also able to submit their winning entry in the Third District ADDY competition, which was judged in Roanoke Virginia. This year, 435 professional and 67 Student entries were submitted for the Third District competition. Of those, 41 Gold ADDY Awards, 65 Silver ADDY Awards, 18 Student Gold ADDY Awards and 9 Student Silver ADDY Awards were presented. As the third and final level of competition, work honored at the District level automatically proceeds to the National ADDY Award competition. National ADDY Award winners will be announced at the organization’s national conference to be held June 8-10 in Atlanta, GA.

The Third District ADDY competition winners from the Midlands and their awards are as follows:
AAF of The Midlands – Gold ADDY for Sister Care Spots

Chernoff Newman – Gold ADDY for “Brew at the Zoo”

Mad Monkey – Gold ADDY for the Bee-Loud Glade website

Mad Monkey – Silver ADDY for the Mad Monkey building banner

RIGGS – Gold ADDY for the Midlands Middle College brochure

RIGGS – Gold ADDY and Best in Show for the Scarf and Screen Columbia posters

RIGGS – Silver ADDY for the Saluda Shoals Foundation’s “Unearth” poster

RIGGS – Silver ADDY for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare series

Unlimited Marketing Solutions – Silver ADDY for the Bank Meridian illustration campaign

AAF of The Midlands would like to congratulate all of the winners from our local club. According to Alanna Ritchie, President of AAF of The Midlands, ”It is an honor to win an ADDY Award at the local level. To win an ADDY at the District level is an even greater accomplishment. We hope to see some of our winners proceed to win National ADDY Awards.”

About AAF of The Midlands
The Columbia Ad Club was founded in 1955 and is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation (AAF), which is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 50,000 professionals in the advertising industry worldwide. By vote of the local organization’s Board of Directors, the affiliate’s name was changed in 2007 to AAF of The Midlands in order to enhance branding on a local, regional and national level. AAF of The Midlands is a member of the Third District of the AAF, which represents South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. Membership is open to any individual or company involved in any way in advertising, communications or marketing.

For more information on AAF of The Midlands, visit www.aafmidlands.com.