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Enter DesignBR!

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30

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Baton Rouge is filled with incredible sights, sounds and experiences. It’s also home to a talented graphics designers and artists. We’d like to see what happens when those things collide. Your challenge is to design an original work of art highlighting the Capital City.

Size: 18” x 24”
Color: 2 Spot Colors
Printing: Screen printing will be done by Giraphic Prints on white premium French paper

Submit a 72dpi pdf of your work to by Monday, April 28, 2014. In addition we also ask that you provide your name, classification (student or professional) and an additional form of contact should we need to reach you about your artwork.

Judges will select the top 20 pieces and limited edition prints will be sold at the DesignBR art show on Thursday, May 15 at the Arts Council of Baton Rouge Community from 6PM — 9PM. A best of show award will be presented to the top professional and student entries as deemed by a panel of judges.

Also, all selected pieces will be then be used by Visit Baton Rouge to help further showcase the beauty of our city and promote any specials events highlighted in the artwork. By submitting your entry into the art show you agree to allow the American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge and Visit Baton Rogue full usage of your work to help further promote tourism to the area on the Visit Baton Rouge web site and on social channels. Artists will be notified of its use by AAF-BR.

All proceeds from the Art Show will go to the American Advertising Federation of Baton Rouge to help further our mission to promote and protect the interest of the local advertising community.


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AAF-BR Wins District Club and President of the Year

Baton Rouge Ad Agencies Win Gold, Silver ADDYs®

On Saturday, April 12, the American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge club was named AAF District 7 Division III Club and President of the Year. AAF District 7 includes advertising clubs from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

At the district competition in Birmingham, AAF-BR scored first in Government Relations, Public Service, Club Operations, Programs, and Membership, and second in Advertising Education, Diversity, and Communications. AAF-BR President, Brian Rodriguez, was named AAF Division III Club President of the Year. Rodriguez is Founder of Gatorworks, a creative digital agency based in Baton Rouge.

“It was an amazing year, and I’m humbled to have received this award on behalf of our Board of Directors and membership. They are all a huge part of our success,” said Rodriguez.

Local advertising agencies also received high honors at the AAF District 7 ADDY® competition. A Gold ADDY® award went to the following companies:

  • BRZoom for client Bayou Rum
  • Mesh for client Americana
  • TILT for client Pelican House
  • Zehnder won two Gold awards for client Visit Baton Rouge

Silver ADDY® awards went to the following companies:

  • BRZoom won 6 Silver awards
  • Mesh won 2 Silver awards
  • TILT won 2 Silver awards
  • Xdesign
  • Zehnder won 3 Silver awards

Silver Student ADDY® awards went to Spencer Bagert of LSU and Vitalija Svencion of Nicholls State University.

The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 industry professionals across the nation. AAF-BR is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation and consists of more than 200 local professionals in the fields of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, marketing, production, event planning and the buying and selling.  AAF-BR is part of District 7, a five-state area including Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.  To find out more about AAF-BR go online to

(From Left to Right)
AAF District 7 Governor Amanda Fontaine, AAF-BR President of the Year Brian Rodriguez, and incoming AAF District 7 Secretary/Treasurer, Lucy Arnold Sykes.

AAF-BR President of the Year Brian Rodriguez of Gatorworks.

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AAF-BR 2014 Student Scholarship Applications due April 30th

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Student Scholarships. The American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge will be awarding one $1000 scholarship. The 2014 Student Scholarship application along with eligibility criteria and applicant requirements can be 2014 Student Scholarship Application. Winners will be announced at the Salute to Students Luncheon on May 2nd.

Applicant Requirements:

  • A resume that is suitable for a job application. The resume should include any academic honors, special projects, activities, training outside of class, and/or work experience that you would like the AAF-BR Scholarship Selection Committee to consider.
  • A transcript of all college studies, including grades from the preceding semester and notations for courses in progress.
  • A letter from the applicant to the AAF-BR Scholarship Selection Committee outlining his or her career goals.
  • (Graduating seniors applying for scholarship) A letter from an accredited graduate or professional school noting acceptance into a program related to advertising.
  • Two letters of academic and/or professional recommendation. (The individual making the recommendation should send these letters under separate cover directly to the AAF-BR Scholarship Selection Committee.)

Completed application and letters of recommendation are due to Theresa Nguyen at Launch Media (10000 Celtic Drive, Baton Rouge, 70809) and must be received no later than Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Please e-mail Theresa Nguyen ( or Patrick Box ( with any questions.

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