UIW’s Computer Graphic Arts students took 21 awards: eight gold, four silver, five bronze, and three Student Judges’ Awards, as well as Best of Show at the 2013 ADDY® Awards hosted by the American Advertising Federation – San Antonio (AAF-SA) chapter.

Held Feb. 16, the annual event recognizes excellence in the advertising industry presenting the highest ranking agencies and individuals with the prestigious ADDY® Award. Students also compete in a special category judged by a committee of industry professionals and are recognized for their efforts in student advertising.

At the banquet, the level of winners in each category was announced. Gold, silver, and bronze ADDYs® were awarded, with those winning student gold and silver ADDYs® being advanced to District Competition. A Best of Show as well as several Student Judges’ Awards were also announced. This year – for the first time – a $200 award was given to each gold winner and $500 awarded to the Best of Show. Four UIW students were also awarded scholarships of $1000 each.

The winners include: Travis Burkett, senior, awarded gold, Best of Show and a $1000 scholarship; David Dunn, junior, awarded gold and a Student Judges’ Award; Aaron Gutierrez, junior, awarded gold; Kelly Kirkland, senior, awarded gold; Samantha Cole, senior, awarded silver; Wayne McWilliams, senior, awarded silver; Juan “Milo” Marin, junior, awarded gold, silver, bronze and a $1000 scholarship; Aaron Cervantes, junior, awarded gold, silver and two bronze; Crystal Henze, junior, awarded two bronze; Alex Ruiz, sophomore, awarded a $1000 scholarship; and Michelle Lorentzen, junior, awarded a $1000 scholarship. The 2012 Graphic Design senior class won two gold and two Student Judges’ Awards.