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Our Awards

UCO Design students have successfully won more ADDY awards than any other design school in the nation. Since 2011, our students have won more than 1,045 awards! Not only do our students enter the American Advertising Awards, but they also enter competitions such as Graphex and AIGA Flux. Students also submit work (not only have they submitted, but many have been published) into publications such as Print, How, GDUSA, and CA.

2018-19

Total Award Count, from ALL design competitions entered this year: 139 awards
AIGA Blue Rdige Flux – 20 awards
Form Competition – 1st place winner
Print Regional Design Annual – 5 UCO Design students included in the issue
CA Typography Issue – 2 UCO Design students included in the issue
NCUR – National Conferences on Undergraduate Research – 24 students accepted into conference
National ADDY Awards – 5 including 3 Gold and 2 Silver 
District ADDY Awards – 35 including Special Judges Choice for Illustration; 5 Golds, 16 Silvers, 13 Bronzes;
Local ADDY Awards – 71 including Best in Show, Special Judges Choice for Illustration, Best in University, The Braggy, for most awards won 23 Golds, 26 Silvers, 18 Bronzes

Professional Awards:
Local ADDY Awards – 5 
District ADDY Awards – 3
UCDA – 1 Excellence

2017-18

Total Award Count, from ALL design competitions entered this year – 122 awards
Clio Awards – 1 Bronze Award
Hospitality Design Awards – 1 Finalist
The One Club, Young Ones Competition – 1 Award of Merit
RBT Light Fixture Design Competition – 1 Citation Award
CA Typography Issue – 2 UCO Design students included in the issue
Print Regional Design Annual – 10 UCO Design students included in the issue
HOW Magazine – 1 UCO Design student included in the HOW Promotions Issue
SILA – The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles presents our 56th annual Illustration West – 1 UCO Design student in the exhibition
Hamilton Type Exhibition – 2 Citation Awards
Love's Entrepreneurship Cup – 2nd Place, Small Business Category; 1st Place in the Interview, Small Business Category
Society of Illustrators, NYC – Honorable Mention
NCUR – National Conferences on Undergraduate Research – 16 students accepted into conference
National ADDY Awards – 1 Gold
District ADDY Awards – 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 15 Bronze
Local ADDY Awards – 29 Gold, 27 Silver, 20 Bronze

2016-17

ADDYs – 125 Local (113 Student, 12 Professional), 26 District, 3 National
AIGA Flux – 25 Total: 1 Best in Poster Category, and 24 Recognized Entries
Graphex48 –  25 Total: (5 Best in Categories) 4 Advertising, 6 Identity,
3 Illustration, 6 Packaging, 1 Interactive, 3 Print, 2 Portfolios
Students Published in HOW Magazine – 2 HOW International, 1 HOW Promotion & Marketing

2015-16

ADDYs – 101 Local (96 Student, 5 Professional), 34 District (29 Student, 5 Professional), 10 National (9 Student, 1 Professional)
AIGA Flux – 15 Total: 1 Best in Show, 1 Category Honorable Mention, and 13 Recognized Entries
Graphex47 – 3 Total
HOW International Design Awards – 2
IDEC Student Design Competition – Graduate Finalists, Adrienne Wright and Lydia Myers

2014-15

ADDYs – 105 Local: 36 Gold, 38 Silver, 27 Bronze,and 3 Special Judge's Awards
AIGA Flux – 11 Total: 11 Recognized Entries
Graphex46 – 1 Gold: Best Student Portfolio
Sappi Ideas That Matter Grant – Julia Radke received a $25,000 Sappi Grant for AdoptUgly

2013-14

ADDYs – 88 Local: 24 Gold, 34 Silver, 30 Bronze 

2012-13

ADDYs – 88 Total: 29 Gold, 38 Silver, 20 Bronze

2011-12

ADDYs – 59 Total: 14 Gold, 23 Silver, 17 Bronze

2010-11

ADDYs – 40 Total: 14 Gold, 14 Silver, 12 Bronze

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner is a program within the School of Design that directly benefits the students. With this program, the school is able to pay for student's entry fees into design competitions, such as the ADDYs, AIGA Flux and Graphex. It also supports entry fees for students to submit work into publications, such as Print, How and CA.