March 18, 2014

Track & Field’s Vania Tauvela Receives Academic Award

Senior thrower recognized by American Advertising Federation with gold ADDY award

Known within the Eastern Washington University athletic department for her craft in the throwing ring, Vania Tauvela of the women’s track and field team has recently been recognized for her artistry in the classroom. The senior became the recipient of an Inland Northwest Student ADDY Award from the Spokane American Advertising Federation (AAF).

Tauvela, a visual communication design major at Eastern, entered an infographic poster from her class taught by Donald Jorgenson, and earned a gold award in the “Collateral Material” category. That advances Tauvela to the District XI ADDY Awards, which is the second level of the annual three-tiered national competition.

A 2009 graduate of Orting (Wash.) High School, the senior will be competing in her final outdoor season for the Eagles this spring. She ranks fourth all-time at Eastern in the weight throw (58-10 1/4) and 10th in the hammer throw (167-3), respectively. In the weight throw, Tauvela has earned two fourth-place finishes in her career at the Big Sky Indoor Championships and added a fifth-place finish at the recent conference meet in Pocatello, Idaho. She was also named to both Big Sky All-Academic teams last year.

More information on AAF, ADDY Awards

The ADDY Awards is the world's largest advertising competition with over 5,000,000 entries annually. Founded in Florida in 1960 it was adopted by the American Advertising Federation, a not-for-profit industry association, as a national competition in 1968.

AAF Spokane Addy Awards are given in 16 divisions: Advertising for the Arts & Sciences, Collateral Material, Consumer Magazine, Direct Marketing, Direct Response, Elements of Advertising, Industry Self Promotion, Interactive Media, Mixed Media Campaigns, Newspaper, Out-of-Home, Political Advertising, Public Service, Radio, Sales Presentation, Television, Trade Publication, and the Student ADDY Awards.

The Inland Northwest ADDY Awards Competition is the first level of a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the AAF. The Inland Northwest ADDY Awards Competition is administered by AAF Spokane.

The ADDY Awards Competition is open to any individual, company or organization engaged in the creation of advertising. There are currently 16 Divisions. Gold and Silver ADDY awards may be awarded in each category of competition at the discretion of the judges. All local winners are forwarded to the District XI ADDY Awards Competition.

Student ADDY Award Winning Submissions - http://www.aafspokaneentries.com/students.html
AAF Spokane Awards Summary - http://www.aafspokane.com/26/awards-show

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