Gateway Students Win 8 ADDY Awards at AAF Cincinnati Competition | GCTC

Gateway Students Win 8 ADDY Awards at AAF Cincinnati Competition

Four Gateway Community & Technical College students won a combined eight ADDY Awards in competition conducted by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Katrina Payne, a student from Independence who will graduate in May, won three Gold ADDYs for product packaging, personal stationery and a personal logo. Samantha Edmonson, a second-year student from Covington, won Gold ADDY for a book cover design, and a Silver ADDY, for a book illustration.

Nicole Day of Walton and Nicole Papin of Union both won Silver ADDYs. Day, who will graduate in May, won two awards for the logo and stationery she designed for the Northern Kentucky incubator kitchen. Papin, a recent graduate, won a Silver award for her personal stationery design.

All four are Visual Communication majors. That program will move this fall into Gateway's new Technology and Design Center at 615-622 Madison Avenue. Toni Bloom, assistant professor and division chair, and Theresa Thomas, associate professor, teach visual communication courses.

Were very proud of our students, Bloom said. The AAF Cincinnati ADDY awards are the first leg of the national competition. The work of all eight students will move forward to the district competition. Gold and Silver winners at the district level will move on to nationals.