Nicholls art student receives advertising awards

THIBODAUX, La. — A Nicholls art major will have her advertising campaign judged on a national level after being recognized at the local and regional level.

Celeste Bourgeois, a senior from Thibodaux, received a Silver ADDY – a term coined for an American Advertising Federation award – for Integrated Brand Identity Campaign.  

“It’s invigorating to have a Nicholls student receive local and regional ADDY awards and be recognized by industry judges as one of the best among her peers,” said Trisha Rabalais, associate professor of art. “Celeste is an example of the truly remarkable talent that we have in the Nicholls department of art.”  

Bourgeois was first honored by the Baton Rouge chapter of the AAF on March 3 for her project titled, “MARGZ Margarita Festival.” Her project later received top honors in District 7, which covers Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee, and will move on to Nationals. She will receive her district award at a ceremony on April 13 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Established in 1905, the American Advertising Federation acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” Its membership is comprised of nearly 100 corporate members made up of the nation’s leading advertisers, agencies and media companies; a national network of nearly 200 local clubs representing 40,000 advertising professionals; and more than 200 college chapters with 5,000 student members.


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