Creative Services Dept Wins National Design Award

by Alyssa Speicher, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University’s creative services department received a silver award in the 32nd annual Educational Advertising Awards. Cedarville’s award was for its Cyrano de Bergerac poster series from the 2015-16 school year.

According to the Educational Advertising Awards, this competition is “the largest, oldest, and most respected educational advertising awards competition in the country.”

Over 1,000 colleges and universities submitted more than 2,250 entries into the competition this year. Entries were judged by a national panel of higher education marketing and advertising professionals, and awards were issued at gold, silver, bronze and merit levels within a variety of categories.
“Most awards in this competition are for work produced by design agencies on the behalf of various schools,” said creative director Chad Jackson. “It means a lot when our internal design team consistently produces work that ranks up with these agencies who typically have more resources at their disposal.”

This year’s winning poster series was designed by Ali Womack, a 2013 Cedarville graduate, and photographed by Scott Huck, the university photographer. Womack worked with the play’s director, Matthew Michael Moore, a 1992 Cedarville alumnus, to provide creative direction for the photoshoot.

This award adds to Cedarville’s sizable collection from the national competition. Over the past seven years, Cedarville has acquired seven gold, eight silver, two bronze and one merit award.

"We recognize these awards are not the ultimate measure of our success, but the independent recognition affirms the quality of our internal team, and we are blessed," said Dr. Janice Supplee, vice president for marketing and communications.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.