Two D.C.-area entrants – Design Army and International Justice Mission – who won Gold and Silver ADDY® Awards at the 2018 American Advertising Awards in D.C. went on to earn additional awards at the District Two competition. The District Two competition included entries from ad clubs in Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and D.C. . The winning D.C.-area entries were:
- Silver ADDY®: “The (very) Political Collection” for Harper Macaw (Packaging Campaign)
- Gold ADDY®: “The Eye Ball” for Georgetown Optician (Magazine Advertising Campaign)
- Silver ADDY®: “The Eye Ball” for Georgetown Optician (Internet Commercial)
- Gold ADDY®: “District of Joy” for CityCenterDC (Integrated Advertising Campaign – Local – Consumer)
- Silver ADDY®: “The (very) Political Collection” for Harper Macaw (Illustration Series)
- Gold ADDY®: “The Eye Ball” for Georgetown Optician (Photography Campaign)
- Best of Show: “The Eye Ball” for Georgetown Optician (Photography Campaign)
International Justice Mission
- Silver ADDY®: “The Deep Place” for International Justice Mission (Public Service Online Film, Video & Sound)
The American Advertising Awards Competition is a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), its chapters and districts. With 40,000 entries nationwide, the ADDY® Awards Competition is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.
Winners from the District Two competition will go on to compete in the national competition. Judging takes place at the end of April and winners are announced at the AAF National Conference in June in Chicago.
For a link to the winning campaigns, click here.
Design Army, in addition to being recognized with the awards noted above, was also featured in Adweek. An Adweek post stated: “The Washington, D.C., agency, perhaps best known for its gorgeously crafted ads for Georgetown Optician, is planning to open a new space in a warehouse district over on the Maryland border. But it’s not another office, or even a traditional workspace. It’s intended to be a resource, testing ground and play space for a whole community of creator—a community that really needs one.”
(Image above is from Design Army’s Georgetown Optician campaign.)