This past weekend we celebrated the rockin’ talents of the advertising and design industry in the Greater Frederick region at the AAF-GF’s American Advertising Awards (formerly known as the ADDYs). With a rock theme complete with live entertainment performing the likes of Twisted Sister, Guns n Roses, and Van Halen (not to mention event collateral created by us—BAM!), needless to say, we had a BLAST!
In addition to the entertainment, seeing our colleagues glam-rocked out, and viewing all the amazing work from our region, we won some awards too! WooHoo!
The Patricia Martin Crystal Prism Award is an annual AAF honor presented by each local chapter to a member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership to their club. A member is selected by the board of directors for their long-standing dedication and ongoing support through personal and professional contributions. This year I was beyond honored to be awarded this esteemed award! It truly was an awesome surprise, as my former boss and mentor presented me with the award, and then my parents and sister surprised me by crashing the event and giving me flowers! Not to mention my husband who had also been in on the secret and the fact that the only thing I remember saying in my acceptance speech is “Holy. Crap.” (keeping it sophisticated over here!)
Additionally, Kalico is thrilled to have been awarded a silver medal for our work on the January/February issue Eastern Home and Travel magazine, a new magazine that just relaunched this past fall. And, to top it all off, our very own designer Jen Tyler won herself an ADDY award for her personal Housewarming Party invitation.
All in all, this year’s AAFGF American Advertising Awards truly rocked!