LSU Art School Students Rack Up in Local Awards Competition

LSU students from the School of Art and the Manship School of Mass Communication picked up three dozen medals, including 19 gold and 17 silver, as well as two special prizes at this year’s local ADDY Awards ceremony.

In the student competition, the Best of Show award went to Jeffrey Noel of the Manship School of Mass Communications for his “Swiss Army Print Campaign.” A Special Judges’ Award went to Art School student Jared Tanner for his “Ubermensch Federation Poster.” Tanner also received four gold medals, while the School’s Graphic Design Student Organization (GDSO) picked up two gold medals and four silver.

“We’re very proud of our students and of the work of the GDSO,” says Dean David Cronrath. “We’ve always known what high quality work the GDSO can produce. It’s gratifying to know the professional design community appreciates it as well.

The ADDY awards are conducted by the American Advertising Federation at the local, regional and national level. They recognize all forms of creative excellence from media of all types. This year’s local competition attracted 446 entries from Baton Rouge professionals and LSU students, and was judged by a panel of out‐of-state advertising executives. Winners of the Baton Rouge awards are eligible to compete in the five‐state District 7 competition in April, where winners move to compete nationally in June.