Meet The ADDY Judges

ADDY judging is just around the corner, January 25-26, 2019.  Don’t forget, the deadline to enter is January 15, 2019.  You can enter here.

Let’s meet this year’s judges:

Kelly Cooper Art Director, Designer, Illustrator Meet Kelly
Kelly Cooper
Art Director, Designer, Illustrator
Meet Kelly
Mike Hanley VP, Creative Director BBDO Meet Mike
Mike Hanley
VP, Creative Director
BBDO
Meet Mike
Ted Intorcio Sr. Designer Starz Entertainment Meet Ted
Ted Intorcio
Sr.

Perk Alert – Latest Member Benefit

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zWhat does your professional head shot say about you?  You’ll want to go here to read more.  Michael Cavotta is a professional head shot photographer and certified personal brand strategist and now, all AAF-Cleveland members can receive a 10% discount on a professionally photographed head shot.  

AAFCLE Now Accepting ADDY Submissions

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The 2018-19 ADDY season has begun and we are now accepting entries through January 15, 2019.  Yes, you can have your work judges by a Junior Designer….just kidding.  But you can win gold!  You can enter here.

You can further support the Cleveland creative community by helping to underwrite the ADDY Awards Show which is coming February 28, 2019. 

AAFCLE Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

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The AAF-Cleveland Student Connection is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Scholarship Program.  Since its inception, our scholarship program has given away almost $400,000 in scholarship dollars to deserving students.  The application process is open to all juniors and seniors who are carrying a 3.0 GPA or better, attending an Ohio college or university (Community Colleges as well) and are studying a MarCom discipline. 

AAFCLE Student Connection Scholarship Applications

studentconnectionlogoThe AAF-Cleveland Student Connection is now accepting applications for its scholarship program through February 8, 2019.  The Student Connection has given away over $370,000 in scholarship dollars to deserving MarCom students.  In order to apply you must:

Be attending an Ohio college or university, either 2 or 4 year school
Be majoring in a MarCom discipline
Be graduating in 2019 or 2020
Have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Download the application here

New This Year To The ADDYS

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We’ll be open for submissions on November 1, 2018 but we strongly suggest you read through the 2018-19 ADDY Rules and Categories which can be downloaded here.  There are a few new and updated rules and categories for this year:

New Categories

Public Service
22B – Campaign

Blogs & Digital Publications
44A – Digital Publication – Single
44B – Digital Publication – Campaign

Film & Video
85A – Cinematography – Single
85B – Cinematography – Campaign

Sound
88C – Music With/Without Lyrics – Campaign
90A – Sound Design – Single
90B – Sound Design – Campaign

Rules Changes

Elements of Advertising
Digital entries can be uploaded and will not require a physical entry

Apps, Games & Virtual Reality
Apps and Virtual Reality entries will be judged using a digital (video) summary of 3 minutes or less, which must be digitally uploaded by the entrant (not a URL). 

2018-19 ADDY Rules & Categories

750x350addy-logoThe 2018-19 AAF ADDY Rules and Categories have been released.  If you’re planning on entering this year, please take a minute to familiarize yourself with them.  You can download the PDF here.  Entries will be accepted beginning November 1, 2018.