NIC students sweep up at graphic design competition

Four North Idaho College students took home several gold and silver awards at the 2013 ADDY Awards in Spokane recently for graphic design.
The American Advertising Federation - Spokane puts on the annual awards, which is one of the biggest of its kind in the area. All gold and silver awards are eligible for competition at the district level.
“Last year, NIC Graphic Design students received two TMR scholarships (Toni M. Robideaux), the year before two as well, the year before that year -- same deal,” said Philippe Valle, NIC graphic design instructor. “The tradition continues: different year, different students, same results.”
Lauren Brandt, of Coeur d’Alene, won a Gold ADDY for a book design cover, two Silver ADDYs for a poster and a logo design, and a TMR scholarship.
Ernie Bauer, of Priest River, won a Gold Addy in the non-traditional advertising category and a Silver Addy for an advertising campaign.
Ryan Maskell, of Coeur d’Alene, won a Silver ADDY Award for a logo design.
Hannah Shields, of Hayden, won a TMR Scholarship. Shields also finished first in the Business Professionals of America Graphic Design category and will represent the state of Idaho in the national 2013 BPA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla. May 8-12.

NIC students stand with their ADDY awards at the American Advertising Federation awards show in Spokane recently. The students are, from left, Ryan Maskell, Ernie Bauer, and Lauren Brandt.

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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013

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