Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

AiDallas student wins Best of Show!

Taken from:

Feb 18, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 AAF Dallas ADDY® Awards show, held last night at Edison's, celebrated the Dallas-area's creative excellence. This year's sold-out ADDY event spotlighted the personal tales of creative woe that lie behind so many great advertisements.
Out of more than 400 entries, 44 entries took home Dallas ADDY Gold, all of which automatically advance to the AAF District 10 regional ADDY competition. Go to for a complete listing of winners, including TracyLocke for Best of Show, the highest honor awarded in the ADDY competition, given by the judges to the one single piece considered to be the best among all of the entries.
"AAF Dallas strives to elevate the success of the advertising community through education, and we were pleased to have four prestigious North Texas schools participate in the Dallas ADDY Awards competition," said Gayle Boone, AAF Dallas president.
Entering student ADDY categories for first time and winning Best of Show among local student entries was The Art Institute of Dallas.
Boone also noted an overall trend in the Dallas ADDY Awards this year included an increase in non-traditional entries, grass roots initiatives, and an emphasis on innovation. With the exceptions of public service advertising for the arts and advertising industry self-promotion categories, work entered must have been the result of paid creative services and media placement in the normal course of business.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

STUDENT COMPETITION - Cash Prize - Deadline March 4th

STUDENTS of Advertising, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Animation, Game Design, Illustration, Photography, Video!!!

The Brass Ring Awards online competition is designed to motivate and reward students for excellence in art and design. This year marks the 25th year for the Brass Ring Awards. to Enter: Visit and enter using uploaded jpegs, pdfs, or movs. You can even enter jpegs uploaded to Facebook (make sure the FB allows guest viewing).Prizes: “Best of Show”, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit awards in each category are based on the judges’ scoring. All winners will be shown online. “Best of Show” winners will receive an acrylic trophy and cash prize (based on the total number of entries).
Price:$5.00 = High School per entry
$9.00 = College per entry
* There is no limit on entries! We accept credit card payments through PayPal (you do not need to have a Paypal account to pay).Groups: We will accept checks from High Schools and Universities entering student work of 25 or more.Eligibility: All college and university undergraduates and high school students.Contest Ends: Noon, March 4Winners Announced: March 26, 2011Email Jeff Price ( for any questions. Also “friend” us on Facebook for updates and news.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Scholarship Opportunity!

AAF Dallas and the Dallas Ad League Foundation are excited to offer the 2011 Sam Bloom Memorial Scholarship this spring! This $2,000 award is being offered to students who are pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in advertising, marketing or a related field. The scholarship is designed to recognize academically talented students by providing them with financial support to complete their collegiate studies.

Please pass along this announcement to students and have them visit the AAF Dallas website ( or the Dallas Ad League Foundation website ( to learn more about the scholarship and to download the application. The submission deadline is March 7th.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

GeekMeet Happy Hour

Where: Arthur’s Prime Steaks & Seafood15175 Quorum Drive Addison, TX 75001
When: Thursday, January 20th 2011 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Cost: $10/person at the door. $11/person via PayPal.

Happy New Year Geek Meet Members & IT Professionals! Wow, 2010 was quite the year. Despite the challenges the state of the economy have posed for many of us, we’re glad to see our members understand the importance of networking, continuing to promote themselves and their business.

2011 is a brand new year, and we should all concentrate on maximizing our networking efforts. After all, our ideas and support are what keep the world going now. Not only do we benefit by showcasing our talents, we all learn from each other.

January’s event will feature light hors d’oeuvres provided by Arthur’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, and EZTechworks. To add to the fun, live music and dancing start at 8:00.

Food, drinks & networking, what a great way to kick-off the year, the January GeekMeet Networking Happy Hour is not to be missed!

Monday, December 13, 2010


The Dallas Morning News/
College Student Design Contest
Who can create the best college recruiting brochure?

Are you a graphic design guru? The Dallas Morning News, a top 5 media market newspaper and media solutions company, is looking for a two-fold or tri-fold color brochure that we can use at college recruiting events and conferences such as CNBAM. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges at The Dallas Morning News. This contest is a great addition to your portfolio. And, the winner will receive a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card!

Characteristics of the winning brochure should contain:
Design that “speaks” to the college audience
Accurate grammar and spelling
Information to be included in the brochure is:
We are offering Advertising Media Sales Careers
We offer over 80 different products between print, online, texting and iphone and ipad applications
We are looking for talented, career minded sales people
We offer career growth and financial reward to those who perform well
Vacation and benefits package, mileage and cell phone reimbursement
Base pay and commission
To apply for jobs with us submit your resume to

Please include any other information that you feel would be relevant to a college student. Be creative and innovative in how you present the information. Use this as an opportunity to think about what would be important to a graduating senior when making a career choice. All submissions must be sent to Amber Thigpen, Senior Recruiter for The Dallas Morning News, by February 12th at 5:00 p.m. The winner will be announced on February 22nd. Make sure that your submission includes your name, school, and contact information. If you have any questions about the contest or brochure please email Amber Thigpen at