District 8 American Advertising Awards
The nation's largest advertising competition. Each year the competition begins at the local level with the 210 AAF clubs across the country.
Entries must first be submitted in a local competition to be eligible for the American Advertising Awards (ADDY®) process. The local winners advance to one of the 14 regional district competitions, and District winners advance to the national finals. The American Advertising Awards (ADDY®) national judging is held in conjunction with the AAF National Conference.
Amy Soquet is your District American Advertising Awards (ADDY®) Chair and Amy Imdieke is the National American Advertising Awards (ADDY®) Committee Representative for District 8. Please feel free to contact either of them with your American Advertising Awards (ADDY®) questions.
Meet Your 2018 Judges
Pedro Saldarriaga is a freelance art director, designer, and all around get-the-brief-figured-out, kind of creative. Based out of Denver, for the past 12 years, he has been executing simple hardworking ideas for companies like Audi, Applebee’s, AT&T, Kraft, Fruit of the Loom, Microsoft, and Oakley. If he’s not on assignments you can find him with his family or knee-deep fly fishing in one of Colorado’s tailwaters. Last we spoke, he was available for freelance and judging award shows. But you should probably check with Pedro on that.
Alichia Sawitoski is Senior Marketing Director at Parkwhiz where she is responsible for aligning customer acquisition and retention strategies to business priorities and objectives while analyzing customer data to uncover insights that can drive growth and program efficiency. Prior to joining ParkWhiz she spent over a decade between OMD and Starcom in Chicago running digital media strategy & activation teams for clients such as Allstate, Ally Financial and a host of other clients. Alichia is a 2005 alumni of Murray State University where she received her degree in Advertising and Graphic Design.
Lars Lawson is founder and principal of Timber Design Company. Timber is a design & advertising studio specializing in print, brand identity, advertising and retail packaging. Since its beginning in 2006, Lars has been recognized consistently for design excellence and creativity. His broad range of work includes branding, photography, illustration & writing. Lars has personally received over a hundred Addy Awards on all levels. His work has been featured in national design annuals & publications including LogoLounge, How, Print and Communication Arts. He has served on various local & district AAF boards for over 5 years.