2016 American Advertising Awards (Student) – Award Winning Entries | UTRGV School of Art

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Edinburg, TX – It gives us great pleasure to announce that graphic design majors from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley won the Best of Show Award, seven Gold Awards and ten Silver Awards on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the 2016 American Advertising Awards at the Legacy in McAllen, Texas.

The American Advertising Awards is considered the world’s largest and toughest advertising competition, and American advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. Hosted by the Rio Grande Valley chapter of the American Advertising Federation, the Gala and presentation of American Advertising Awards 2016 of AAF Rio Grande Valley was held on Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Legacy, McAllen, Texas. This is not only a way for our students to meet professionals in the field, but a way for the advertising community to know about the quality graphic design program here at UTRGV School of Art.

Overall award winners included Arael Meza of Edinburg, Texas; Alejandra Alfaro of Edinburg, Texas; Belinda Gonzalez of Mission, Texas; Blanca Villarreal of Edinburg, Texas; Idalia Soto of Hidalgo, Texas; Jacqueline Maldonado of Brownsville, Texas; Ruben Elizalde of McAllen, Texas; Isabella Hernandez of Mission, Texas; Megan Gonzalez of Palmview, Texas; Diana Chong of McAllen, Texas; Laura Vargas of Edinburg, Texas; Yasmin Villarreal of Edinburg, Texas; and Deyla Lerma of Edingburg, Texas.

Gold award winners/entries:

  1. Arael Meza / UTRGV Holiday Card
  2. Belinda Gonzalez / Art Against Violence Poster
  3. Blanca Villarreal / Self Promotion Package
  4. Blanca Villarreal / Art Against Violence Poster
  5. Blanca Villarreal / American Dream Poster
  6. Jacqueline Maldonado / Art Against Violence Poster
  7. Laura Vargas / Paola Logo

Silver award winners/entries:

  1. Alejandra Alfaro / MonaVie Logo
  2. Blanca Villarreal / Iguana Vector Illustration
  3. Diana Chong / American Dream Poster
  4. Idalia Soto / ISASOTO Logo
  5. Isabella Hernandez / Valley Christian Magazine
  6. Jacqueline Maldonado / Austin City Limits Music Festival BRM
  7. Megan Gonzalez / Personal App’s Icon
  8. Ruben Elizalde / Arkitekt Logo
  9. Yasmin Villarreal / American Dream Poster
  10. Deyla Lerma, Jose Quintanilla, Blanca Villarreal, Jessica Gonzalez and Mildred Olavarria / The American State of Mind – Invitation

Student AAA – 2016 Best of Show Award:

  • Blanca Villarreal: “Love Should Not Hurt” / Art Against Violence – Advocacy Poster:addy-entries-17
    Work produced from the course: ARTS-3331 Visual Communications / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu

Best of Show – Student Award Nominations 2016:


Student AAA – 2016 GOLD Award:

  1. Belinda Gonzalez: Cockfighting Poster / Art Against Violence – Advocacy Poster Poster:
    PrintWork produced from the course: ARTS-3331 Visual Communications / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu
  2. Arael Meza: UTRGV Holiday Card 2016:Arael MezaWork produced from the course: ARTS-3331 Visual Communications / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu
  3. Blanca Villarreal: “Love Should Not Hurt” / Art Against Violence – Advocacy Poster
  4. Jacqueline Maldonado: “Stop Verbal Abuse”/ Art Against Violence – Advocacy Poster:addy-entries-2-2
    Work produced from the course: ARTS-3331 Project (Visual Communications) / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu

Student AAA – 2016 SLIVER Award:

  1. Alejandra Alfaro > MovaVie Logo:Project-4A-2
    Work produced from the course: ARTS-3331 Visual Communications / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu
  2. Idalia Soto > ISASOTO Logo:COLOR LOGO idalia soto
    Work produced from the course: ARTS-3331 Visual Communications / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu
  3. Jacqueline Maldonado > Austin City Limits Music Festival BRM:addy-entries-13
    Work produced from the course: ARTS-3333 Design & Production / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu
  4. Ruben Elizalde > Arkitekt Logo:p4a-2-8
    Work produced from the course: ARTS-3331 Visual Communications / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu
  5. Isabella Hernandez > Valley Christian Magazine:VCM
    Work produced from the course: ARTS-3333 Design & Production / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu
  6. Megan Gonzalez > Personal App’s Icon:new icons (contest)
    Work produced from the course: ARTS-3331 Visual Communications / Fall 2015
    Instructor: Ping Xu

ADDY List

http://aafrgv.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=899663&module_id=172065

  1. Notification: The district entry deadline of your ADDY Awards is Friday, March 11, 2016
    Notification: The district entry deadline of your ADDY Awards is Friday, March 11, 2016
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