Nashville State Community College Visual Communications' Students Win Several ADDY Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 25, 2021) – Four students from Nashville State Community College’s Visual Communications program took home seven prestigious American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) during a local competition among several universities and colleges.

Nashville State’s award-winning students won in the following categories:

  • Landon Edwards (A.A.S. Graphic Design)
    Silver - Book Cover Design for The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  • Erica Avi Hart (A.A.S. Photography)
    Silver - Color Photography for Nikki
  • Christy Link (non-degree seeking Continuing Education student - Graphic Design & Photography)
    Gold - Book Cover Design for Emma by Jane Austen
  • Brandon Hopkins (A.A.S. Photography ‘20)
    Gold - Black & White Photography for Black Revolutionary
    Gold - Photography Campaign Black Revolutionary—Black Panther
    Judge's Choice Award - Photography Campaign Black Revolutionary—Black Panther
    Mosaic Award - Photography Campaign Black Revolutionary—Black Panther

The Mosaic Award is voted on by four judges and is awarded to the entry that exemplifies a spirit of diversity and inclusion and demonstrates understanding and sensitivity of targeted multicultural audiences.

“As faculty at the College, we all see the creative talent and skill our students and alumni possess. For them be recognized by industry professionals is a tremendous achievement,” said Beth Trabue Gorham, associate professor of photography and visual communications. “From students, alumni, and faculty, Nashville State is home to and produces many creatives, and we are exceptionally proud of the many artistic contributions.”

The Nashville-area student ADDY competition is one of the most competitive in the nation, with entries from Nossi College of Art, Middle Tennessee State University Department of Art & Design, and Watkins College of Art & Design at Belmont University.

"That Nashville State students bring home awards every year is a testimony to the quality of our visual communications program and instruction by top-notch faculty in photography and graphic design," said Dr. Patricia Armstrong, dean of English, Humanities and Creative Technologies. “Congratulations, winners.”

Nashville State Community College Foundation provided a grant to cover the student entry fees.

During the 2020 competition, three Nashville State students took home seven awards.

We encourage you to read more and see the students’ winning art here.

Printable copy of press release here.