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4 art students named ADDY Award winners

Four graphic design students at Austin Peay State University will advance to district competition after recently winning awards at the 2008 Nashville ADDY Awards.

Ryan Sample, Courtney Zenner, Carole Beekman and Raymond Datugan all earned honors for work completed the last two semesters in graphic design classes taught by David Bieloh. They will compete at the district level against winners in other markets from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Four graphic design students at Austin Peay State University will advance to district competition after recently winning awards at the 2008 Nashville ADDY Awards.

Ryan Sample, Courtney Zenner, Carole Beekman and Raymond Datugan all earned honors for work completed the last two semesters in graphic design classes taught by David Bieloh. They will compete at the district level against winners in other markets from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

“This is an incredible accomplishment for our students this year, considering there were more than 400 entries submitted in this year's competition,” Bieloh said. “We in the art department are all very proud.”

The ADDY Awards is the largest creative competition in the country with about 55,000 local entries competing in more than 200 cities coast to coast.

Winning at the district level is the second step in competing for a national ADDY trophy. Any entry that wins a gold or silver ADDY is eligible to compete in the national competition.

Sample captured two honors, a Gold ADDY and the Judge's Choice Award, one of only three presented. For the contest, he entered a logo design for the Imaginarium.

Beekman and Datugan also won Gold ADDY awards. Beekman's winning entry was stationery design for Bird's Barbershop. Datugan created an ad poster series for Make Art, Not War.

Zenner received her award for a poster design for the 24-Hour Marriage Marathon.

For more information, contact Bieloh by telephone at (931) 221-7159 or by e-mail at bielohd@apsu.edu. -- Melony A. Jones