Addy's Competition - It's Time to Enter

The 2017 Student American Advertising Awards Competition is right around the corner!

American Advertising Awards

Formerly the ADDYs, the A.A.A. competition is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition. It has a unique national awards program designed especially for college students. Work entered at a local level can move up to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country.

Industry awards can increase your visibility and open doors at agencies and studios. 

This year's categories include poster design, logo design, package design, illustration, photography, copywriting, art direction, web and mobile design and more.

Bonus: LOCAL Winner TO get Agency Tours

For this coming year, the "Best of Show" winner from a San Diego school will receive a tour to 5 top ad agencies and design studios in town including Vitro, Mirum, I.D.E.A., Traina and Mindgruve, and a one-week paid internship at Vitro.

Get Started With A Workshop

Sometimes, putting an entry together can be tricky. Portfolio Studio is hosting pre-deadline workshops to help students with their entries. The last workshop will be held on Sunday, January 15th from 11 - 2pm. Some important information before attending:

  • Register first.
  • Pay online.
  • You must print your entry number labels along with your Manifest and bring them to the studio (a total of 3 pages). You will receive these labels once you pay for your entrees. It'll say "Print Invoice/Manifest".
  • Have two sets of your work. The envelopes are approximately 13" x 18" so you don't want to print on anything larger than that. 

This will cover 80% of the preparation process. Please contact Henry Hikima with any additional questions. He can help you decide what to enter and share info about registration, materials, and all of the ins and outs of entering. Online and on-campus students from any San Diego based portfolio school or college can enter. 

2017 is the year to add awards to your portfolio. The entry deadline is January 19th. 

Late entries are accepted until January 25th, but incur a late submission fee. Check the Portfolio Studio Events page for upcoming ADDY workshops

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Portfolio Studio is the creative hub that connects ambitious students with industry professionals for training and portfolio building. Want more info? Please contact us. 

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