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High Tech North students win ADDY awards

By Staff | Mar 23, 2009

In show business it would be the Oscar, but in advertising the biggest local awards are called the ADDY. The annual competition of advertising materials puts the largest established South West Florida companies together with newer professionals and the creativity is unbelievable. High Tech North is a Vocational / Technical training school in Cape Coral and the students in Kevin Hawk’s Commercial Art and Digital Design programs and Kim Williams’ Web Design program entered a total of about 40 projects for competition.
The judges for the ADDY awards were David Brotherton, Jacqui Garcia and Kellie Bambach. All are widely respected in the creative world of advertising. In this type of competition each project is scored compared to perfect criteria. Those earning the highest level of points earn a Gold Medal, those with a slightly lesser value a Silver Medal and so forth. It is possible that in a category no awards would be given or more than one Gold Medal may be awarded, depending on the judge’s assigned points. The judges said that they were very impressed with the student’s quality of work.
The results of the judging demonstrated the high degree of creativity and professional polish that the HTN students exhibited, officials said.
Leah Dehler won three Silver Medals, John Noom won four Silver Medals, and Chris Shepard and Tammy Sperrazza each won one Silver Medal. Two Gold Medals were awarded to two students. Josh Noon also won a Gold Medal as did Emma Cappiello for their entries. In the Student Division, the Best of Show was won by Josh Noom, for his entry, the “Obama’s Movie Poster.”
All the winners were from Hawk’s programs.
“I was so pleased that the talent of these students was recognized and rewarded,” he said in a prepared statement.
Competitions like this enable students to showcase their talent, skills and creativity and to see how it compares to other peers. These 12 awards won by the High Tech North students demonstrate that they have the skills to work side by side with professional advertisers in our local markets, officials said.

Source: High Tech North