Winners Announced at One Show Student Awards Ceremony


May 14, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (May 7, 2009) — The 2009 One Show College Competition, the premiere international student awards competition in advertising, interactive and design, announced the winners of the coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils at a ceremony at Helen Mills, 139 West 26th Street in New York. The student awards, produced by the non-profit organization The One Club, awarded 21 Pencils, judged by the same elite international jury of art directors, copywriters, designers and creative directors who judge the One Show, One Show Design and One Show Interactive.

This year, students from 107 colleges and universities in 21 countries submitted over 2000 pieces to compete in eight categories including advertising, design and interactive -- for the Long\'s Horseradish brand. "Many students who have entered and won One Show Pencils have gone on to incredible careers in the industry," said Mary Warlick, Chief Executive Officer of The One Club. "For the first time, we gave students the opportunity to create work for a family owned packaged food brand."

The One Club also named Jake Dubs from Virginia Commonwealth University as the recipient of the 12th Annual Patrick Kelly Scholarship award based on the merits of his application, portfolio and glowing teacher recommendations. The scholarship fund was established by Euro RSCG MVBMS Partners, New York, in honor of the late Patrick Kelly, award-winning copywriter and commercial director.

Student Pencil Winner Highlights A Gold Pencil for Integrated Campaign was presented to designer Axel Soderlund, art directors Rasmus Keger & Gustav Johansson, and writer Axel Lindgren of Berghs School of Communication/Stockholm. A Gold Pencil for Innovative Single/Campaign was awarded to writer Ebba Hult of Berghs School of Communication/Stockholm. A Gold Pencil for Advertising Print Campaign was presented to art director/writer duo Jyn Yi and Sara Roderick of the School of Visual Arts/New York for their campaign.

Other highlights of the show include a Gold Pencil awarded in the Interactive category (Online Ad - Single) to art director Petter Hernmarck and writer Erik Hogfeldt of Berghs School of Communication/Stockholm. A Gold Pencil for Interactive (Website - Single) went to Timothy Ratchford and writers Jason Curry & Jason Hull of the University of Colorado in Boulder.

A Silver Pencil in the Design category for Single Online Ad was awarded to designer and illustrator Brian Brotman of the Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

View 2008 College Competition Pencil Winners here:

The One Show College Competition is part of the larger One Show Festival, which kicked off earlier in the week on Tuesday, May 5 with the 15th Annual Student Exhibition, showcasing the best work from students from around the world.

***A complete list of 2009 One Show College Competition Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencil winners and finalists entries (including school and award title) can be found as of 10:00 PM, on Thursday, May 7 at

***For interviews with Mary Warlick or DVD copies of the winning advertising campaigns, please contact James Grant at (917) 626-1300 or Michael Russell at or (310) 939-9024.
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