Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA – The American Advertising Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania held its annual American Advertising Awards on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The top Student award of the evening was the “Best of Show” award, which was presented to David C. Bonomo from Marywood Universtity for the Poster Campaign titled, “Shakespeare Summer Series.”

Marwood University student, Casey Nicholas Peckio, accepted the Judges’ Choice award for Sales Promotion Packaging Campaign titled, “Beer Bottle 4 Pack Labels.”

Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the American Advertising Awards honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry. It is the largest creative awards competition in the advertising industry. Gold Award winners from our local level will move on to the the District 2 competion held in New York City, with top winners from our district heading to the national American Advertising Awards competition where they will vie against entries from across the country in a process that will culminate in the National Awards Ceremony during ADMERICA 2016, on June 7 at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California.

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Student Winners

Gold Winners:

Poster Campaign – Shakespeare Summer Series, David C. Bonomo, Marywood University

Packaging Campaign – Beer Bottle 4 Pack Labels, Casey Nicholas Peckio, Marywood University

Annual Report – American Bird Conservancy, Zachary Bird, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Special Event Materials – Bijou Theatre Arts & Events Guide, Zachary Bird, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Logo Design – Guitarley’s, Laura Pursel, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Magazine Feature – Is College Tuition Really Too High?, Zachary Bird, Pennsylvania College of Technology

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Silver Winners:

Packaging – Switch Foot Brewing Company Beer, Onolee Oberrender, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Packaging – Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, Laura Pursel, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Packaging – The Squeeze Juice Bar & Café Takeaway, Laura Pursel, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Magazine Ad – Crimereports.com, Todd Surkovich, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Poster – Great American Smokeout, Nicholas Vetock, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Poster Campaign – Festivals, Allison Simenkiewicz, Wilkes University

Integrated Brand Identity Campaign – Epic Percussion, Zachary Bird, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Packaging – Awaken Bar Soap – sustainable package design, Laura Drapek, Marywood University