eMedia Student Wins District and National Addy Awards

Tom Fischbach, an Electronic Media Communications animation student at University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College, has received both a District Student Silver Addy Award and a National Student Silver Addy award in the 2011 Addy Awards sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. Fischbach won both awards in the Elements of Advertising - Animation Category for his student animation reel titled, Animation Samples. Fischbach’s compilation reel for both competitions, produced as a student in the Animation program of Electronic Media Communications, features three distinctive anime style 2-D animation pieces.

The District Five Addy competition sponsored by the Ad Club of Cincinnati, awarded Fischbach the Silver Addy in the student category during a ceremony at the Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky on February 19, 2011. His entry sponsor was Electronic Media Communications at UC Raymond Walters College. This win qualified Fischbach for the national competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. He attended the national award ceremony at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on June 4, 2011, at which he received the National Student Silver Addy in the same category.

David Hartz, Fischbach’s 2-D animation professor at UC UC Blue Ash, indicated that, “Tom has excelled across the board in the Animation Certificate program. He is skilled in all the principles of animation and has developed into a great story teller.” H. Michael Sanders, Department Director of Electronic Media Communications, added, “Fischbach richly deserved our departmental sponsorship for both the district and national Addy Award competitions, and he made us all very proud with his accomplishments.” Dave Hubble, Flash and motion graphics professor agreed, stating, “Tom's projects were always innovative and certainly beyond the norm. He seemed to see something that no one else considered when a project was assigned. I was constantly impressed by his unique vision and technical prowess.” The department’s copies of Fischbach’s Addy Awards will soon be on display in the Electronic Media Communications trophy case.

For more information about the Electronic Media Communications degree and certificate programs, visit http://www.rwc.uc.edu/emedia/ or telephone 513-745-5717.

Last Modified: 7/6/11