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 Black Hills State University students at the Black Hills American Advertising Awards with their ADDYs. Pictured from left to right, Dustin Hinson, assistant professor of mass communication; Makena Peet , art major from Rapid City; Allison Polski, corporate communication major from Rapid City; Tana Rae Hersch , recent graduate; Lorena V. Sumcio; Joseph Geyer, mass communication major from Rapid City; Laura Howard, mass communication major from Belle Fourche; and Gina Gibson, assistant professor of mass communication.
 
 Joseph Geyer, mass communication major from Rapid City, accepts his Gold Award for his photo Peeling Away the Beauty.
 

Orlando Munoz, graphic design and communication major from Rapid City, received a Gold Award and Student Best of Show for Presidential Stamps.

The creativity of Black Hills State University graphic design and photography students was recognized during the annual Black Hills American Advertising Awards with students taking home 15 ADDYs including Best in Show.

Orlando Munoz, graphic design communication major from Rapid City, received the Student Best in Show for his design Presidential Stamps. Makena Peet, art major from Rapid City, was the runner-up Student Best in Show for Illuminated Letter. 

“It is always a pleasure seeing our students reap the rewards of their hard work,” said Gina Gibson, BHSU assistant professor of mass communication. “This is a great resume builder and an opportunity to make connections with the professionals in the area.”

Many of advertising professionals at the event commented on the caliber of the student’s work. 

“The professionals went out of their way to serve our students,” Gibson said. “I want to thank Simpsons Printing for printing the student entries, Message for paying for students to attend the gala and the board and members of the AAF-Black Hills for being so open and giving of their time and resources.”

This is the second year the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Black Hills American Advertising Awards incorporated a student division into the competition. The competition is the industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. The awards are determined by professionals in the industry. The 2013/2014 ADDYs were judged by nationally recognized creative directors from Denver/Boulder, Colo., firms Karsh Hagan, Made Movement, and Victors & Spoils.

Other BHSU student award winners include:

Orlando Munoz – graphic design and communication major from Rapid City, Gold Award in Direct Marketing for Presidential Stamps, and Student Best of Show for Presidential Stamps;

Makena Peet – art major from Rapid City,  Gold Award in Integrated Campaign – Consumer for Lomo Clothing Campaign,  Gold Award in Elements of Advertising–Illustration/Single for Illuminated Letter, and Runner-Up Student Best of Show for Illuminated Letter; 

Tana Rae Hersch – graduate,  Silver Award, Sales Promotion-Point of Purchase for Sage Bistro, and Silver Award, Collateral Material-Brochure/Annual Report for Travel India;

Shelby C. Best – mass communication major from Joseph City, Ariz., Gold award, Elements of Advertising, Visual-Illustration-Single for Goldfish, and Silver Award, Collateral Material-Stationary Package for Bee Hive; 

Allison Polski –corporate communication major from Rapid City, Silver Award, Direct Marketing for Vintage Pin-Up Stamps;

Anthony Petrone – mass communication major from Spearfish., two Gold Awards, Elements of Advertising-Visual-Photography-Black & White for Untitled 1 and Untitled 2; 

Laura Howard – mass communication major from Belle Fourche, Gold Award, Elements of Advertising-Visual-Photography-Black & White for Sunday Brunch;

Joseph Geyer – mass communication major from Rapid City,  Gold Award, Elements of Advertising-Visual-Photography-Color for Peeling Away the Beauty;

Cody Wiseman – graduate, two Silver Awards, Elements of Advertising-Visual-Photography-Digitally Enhanced for Taking Control and What Comes Next?;

Lorena V. Sumcio – Silver Award, Elements of Advertising-Visual-Photography-Digitally Enhanced for Mandela.