Still from student ad project Never Walk Away

Student-Athletes Video Project Nominated for 2019 ADDY Awards

Being a student-athlete is no walk in the park. Not only are they expected to perform well in their sport, they are also required to do well in their academics. It sounds tough as it is, but Men’s Golf team members and junior School of Advertising majors Lawrence Liang and Jose Lopez Butron show how it’s done like a boss.

Between the fall and golf spring seasons, the duo collaborated on a commercial project for sports brand Adidas. They then submitted their video ad project to the Student Division of the American Advertising Awards .

The ad, entitled “Never Walk Away,” features women athletes and the struggles that they regularly have to face in the sports arena. With its strong, empowering message, it is now garnering national attention as an official nominee for the Addy Awards.

The Addy Awards

The Student Division of the American Advertising Awards is sponsored by the Advertising Federation and Ad 2 National.

Stakes are definitely high. Apart from an official Finalist certificate, first-place winners will also get a Prestigious Student American Advertising Award. Mewanwhile, the national Best of Show winner gets to take home a whopping $1,000 cash prize. Win or lose, however, those who threw their hat in the ring can look forward to sprucing up their résumé and creative portfolio with their accomplished works.

The Awards Ceremony is happening on February 28, 2019. To Lawrence and Jose, good luck! But this early, we’re already saying “Congratulations!” You make the ART U community proud.