The American Advertising Federation honored three Emory & Henry College students during a recent awards ceremony hosted at the college.
The American Advertising Awards is a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation. The competition, which includes categories for college students, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.
E&H student Aaron Taylor from Abingdon, Va., earned a gold award in the student competition for his video “Doritos -Crash the Super Bowl” commercial. Taylor’s video was created as part of his work in the advanced video production class taught by E&H professor Brent Treash and features a 30-second commercial created for the Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest. The winning video now moves on to compete against other students from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina in the district-level competition held in Roanoke, Va.
Silver awards in the student competition were presented to Christina Druen from Arrington, Va. for her “My Personal Mission Statement” poster and to Catherine Wiedman of Knoxville, Tenn., for her work on a video featuring the “Herb House Trading Company.” Druen is a senior majoring in mass communications with minors in business management and music. Wiedman is a junior double majoring in mass communications and philosophy.
The winning entry from Druen was completed last spring during a graphic design course taught by Alexandra Veatch. Wiedman’s video was created as part of her work in an introduction to electronic media class taught by Dr. Teresa Keller.