Judging in the Pacific Northwest District (District XI) of the American Advertising Awards was completed April 1 in Seattle, Washington. Nearly 400 professional and student entries – which had advanced from local competitions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska – competed in this second round of the three-tiered American Advertising Awards
Professional Best of Show honors were won by Wunderman Seattle for their Interactive “GamerCrest” Branded Content entries done for Microsoft.
A Professional Judges’ Choice Award was won by Publicis Seattle for their “Been There, Made That” entry done for Visit Seattle.
Student Best of Show honors were won by Chad Kuntz of Spokane Falls Community College for “New Egg Packaging.”
District Gold ADDY winners have automatically advanced to the final – national round of judging. While District Silver ADDY winners have become eligible to advance. Judging to determine National ADDY Award winners will take place in Washington DC in early May. The National ADDY Award winners will be announced at the American Advertising Awards national gala on June 10 in New Orleans.
This year’s District XI judges were:
• Jeff Martin, Executive Creative Director at Karsh/Hagan in Denver, CO;
• Steffan Postaer, Executive Creative Director at JUMBOshrimp in San Francisco, CA; and
• Ryan Mastalerz, Associate Creative Director at Intel/Agency Inside, San Francisco, CA.
The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.