The Addy Awards are being held Thursday night at the Phoenix Art Museum.
The awards recognize excellence and creativity in advertising in the market. Winners from Phoenix will move on to the district competition before having the chance to vie for a national award.
Across the country, the Addy's receive over 40,000 entries in local competitions. Judges evaluate each entry and decide the number of awards to give in each category based on the quality of the entries.
And the nominees and winners for 2018 in Phoenix are...
Creative Professional of the Year
Matt Fischer, Mose Inc
Benjamin Galloway, Off Madison Ave
Aaron Castiglione, Anderson Advertising
James Clark, Blind Society
Aaron Thomason, SRP
Matt Moore, OH Partners
Shane Tang, The James Agency
Daniel Goldberg, LAVIDGE
Young Person of the Year
WINNER: Kate Sitter, Anderson Advertising
Sam Lowy, OH Partners
Andrea Abbott, LAVIDGE
Phyllis Ehlinger Women of Excellence Award
Sara Fluery, Santy
Veronique James, The James Agency
Marianne Guenther, BIG YAM
Andrea Kretzmann, FingerPaint Marketing
Debbie Longley, OH Partners
WINNER: Alicia Wadas, LAVIDGE
J. Terry Groener Memorial Award- Ad Person of the Year
WINNER: Scott Harkey, OH Partners
Matt Mason, R&R Partners
Bob Case, LAVIDGE
Brian Fabiano, FabCom