The Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), has announced the winners of the 2020 American Advertising Awards, which is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries each year across the nation. The mission of this competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. Winners from this competition are then eligible to compete at a regional and then national level.

This year’s professional winners are as follows:

  • Silver Medal Award: Bob Adcroft
  • Best in Show: Kelsey Novack Design
  • Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Film/Video/Sound: Posture Interactive
  • Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Film/Video/Sound: Tribal Media
  • Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Film/Video/Sound: DiscoverNEPA
  • Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Film/Video/Sound: DiscoverNEPA
  • Brand Elements: Ideaworks Marketing
  • Branded Content & Entertainment – Non-Broadcast: Monelli Films LLC
  • Business-to-Business Website: Coal Creative
  • Cinematography—Campaign: Posture Interactive
  • Consumer Website: Simrell Media
  • Consumer Website: Coal Creative
  • Illustration: Kelsey Novack Design
  • Integrated Advertising Campaign – Regional/National – Consumer: Ideaworks Marketing
  • Integrated Brand Identity Campaign: Posture Interactive
  • Integrated Brand Identity Campaign: Kelsey Novack Design
  • Interface & Navigation: Posture Interactive
  • Internet Commercial: Coal Creative
  • Magazine Design: Sweda Advertising
  • Packaging Campaign: Posture Interactive
  • Responsive Design: Posture Interactive
  • Sales Kit or Product Information Sheets: Inspired Studio

Student winners are as follows:

  • Scholarship Recipient: Madison Shrout
  • Student Best in Show: Madison Shrout, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • App (Mobile or Web-Based): Amanda Focht, Marywood University
  • Book Design: Kennedy Englert, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Cover/Editorial Spread or Feature – Series: Danielle Casey, Wilkes University
  • Illustration – Campaign: Carla-Ann Henry, Ideaworks Marketing
  • Packaging: Gavin Hain, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Packaging: Madison Shrout, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Packaging: Carla-Ann Henry, Ideaworks Marketing
  • Packaging: Matt Catanzaro, Marywood University
  • Packaging: Meredith Long, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Packaging: Heather MacPherson, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Packaging: Anthony Niemeyer, Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Packaging: Alexander Jubinski, Marywood University
  • Packaging: Madison Kaminski, Wilkes University
  • Printed Annual Report or Brochure: Meredith Long, Pennsylvania College of Technology