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ADDY Winners 2019


Congratulations to our newest ADDY Award Winners
by Terry Lutz, March 4, 2019

I am extremely proud and happy to report to everyone that five of our CAT program students have won ten ADDY Awards in the annual American Advertising Federation Awards Competition this year. This past Thursday night the AAF-Louisville held the ADDY Awards Gala at Glassworks in downtown Louisville.

  Our CAT students won two of the top four awards at the competition. Here is the breakdown of all our winners:

  Frida Gonzalez won a Gold ADDY for her Greeting Cards Series. This entry also garnered her a Gold Judges' Choice Award.

  Jesenia Avila-Ugalde, Dang Nguyen, Sara Klapheke, and Frida Gonzalez, also won a Gold ADDY for their CATP Annual Report, a group project done in their Advertising Design IV class. This project too, won one of the coveted Gold Judges' Choice Awards.

  Kymberly Patterson won a Silver ADDY for her Stationery Package design for Kitty's Kat Boutique. Jesenia Avila-Ugalde won a Silver ADDY for her BUNNEEZ Package Design. Sara Klapheke won two Silver ADDY's for her Carrie Fisher Typographic Poster Illustration and her Shark Bite Brewery Packaging Design. Dang Nguyen won a Silver ADDY for his Digitally Enhanced Urban Album Cove. Rounding out the winning entries, Frida Gonzalez won a Silver ADDY for her Frida Kahlo Illustration.

  In case you weren't paying attention that was two Gold Judges' Choice Awards, two Gold ADDY's, and 6 Silver ADDY's bringing our total for the night to 10 ADDY's. That was the largest haul for any school in the competition.

  It takes a lot of extra time outside of the classroom to participate in and prepare for these competitions. These CAT students spent over 80 total hours away from family and resting up from the fall semester during the Christmas break to prepare their work for this awards competition.

  All of these students' work will go on to the District 5 ADDY Awards Competition next month. All Gold and Silver winners at the local competition here in Louisville automatically qualify for the District ADDY competition, a 3-state competition including Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

  Our congratulations to the winners of this year's ADDY Awards Competition.


About the ADDY's
(Reprinted from the AAF website)

  The American Advertising Awards, the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.

  The ADDY's are the creative competition for the advertising industry and provide professionals and students with the opportunity to showcase their best work. Winning an ADDY is the first step in the three-tiered American Advertising Awards creative competition, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, with the competition culminating at the AAF national conference in June.

  Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in our local Ad Club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.

  Selection of the most creative entry in each category is affected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. A GOLD ADDY is recognition of the highest level of creative excellence and is judged to be superior to all other entries in the category. Entries that are also considered outstanding and worthy of recognition receive a SILVER ADDY. The number of awards given in each category is determined by the judges, based on the relative quality of work in that category.


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District 5 ADDY winners announced, and CAT student is among them
by Terry Lutz, March 28, 2019

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Congratulations to Jesenia Avila-Ugalde who won a Silver ADDY Award for her Bunneez Packaging design (shown above) at the District 5 ADDY Competition this week.

  JCTC's Communication Arts Technology program was one of four schools from the Louisville area winning awards at this year's competition with each school winning one award each.

  In February, Jesenia also garnered a Silver ADDY Award for her packaging design at the Annual ADDY Awards in Louisville. bunneez package small

  Winning at the district level not only is a fantastic achievement in its own right but it now gives Jesenia the opportunity to compete at the National ADDY Awards competition in May.

  Here's to Jesenia and here's to great success at the nationals. Way to go Jesenia. Very well done.

  Please join me and all the CAT Faculty in congratulating Jesenia for her outstanding work and a fantastic year.

  For a closer look at Jesenia's winning package design click here.


Advising and registration for the summer and fall semesters is here

Summer and Fall advising and registration is here. March 1st began this year's advising and registration period.

  Don't miss your opportunity to get your preferred class times. Classes always fill up early.

  Be sure to get in to see Terry right away for advising and registration.

  Quite often these days, if the classes don't fill up, they can be canceled. That's even another BIG reason to register for classes as quickly as you can.

  Go ahead and register as soon as possible after March 1st. You can change those classes later if you need to. Don't wait. If you wait, you could miss out altogether.

  Don't wait for financial aid issues to be resolved either. Register now. Check your email regularly for updates or information from the financial aid office.

  Just go the "faculty" page on the main menu of this website and click on "Schedule an Appointment" with Terry.


Did you know about the FREE tutoring sessions on Fridays from 9-12?

It's true. You can get FREE tutoring for any CAT class on Friday's. In room 321B and somtimes in 302 and 310, we offer absolutely free tutoring, on any class. 9 am-12 pm every Friday unless posted otherwise.

  Need help with Illustrator? Come on in. Need extra instruction with InDesign? We can help. We can also help you with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Animate (Flash), Word, Excel, Illustration, and drawing.

  Look for flyers announcing special seminars on Friday's with special topics such as Tips and Tricks in InDesign and Illustrator, Illustration techniques, and more.

  The CAT Tutoring classes are part of the college's Learning Commons.

  Come to 321B if you are in need of extra help. We'll be there for you.


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