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Advertising students selected to attend and exhibit work at Shanghai competition

May 3, 2017

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Two creative advertising students from the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture were recently selected by the VCU Global Education to attend an advertising award show in Shanghai, China this month where their work will be exhibited for an international committee of industry professionals and judges.

Bridget Guckin and Kegham Hovsepian will represent the Robertson School this month in the Think Youth Shanghai International Digital Creation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition, which is sponsored by the Shanghai Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA). Both are having their travel paid for by SIVA.

Guckin and Hovsepian have each won awards this year at the regional level and will now enter the same work in the Shanghai competition. Guckin, won Best in Show at the regional ADDY Award show for a spec campaign she created in Professor Jay Adams’s Style (MASC 450) course. Hovsepian won an award at the annual Richmond Ad Show this year for a print campaign he created for Urban Farmhouse. He also won a silver at the regional ADDY’s competition for work completed in Professor Marcel Jennings and Adams's Invention (MASC 451) course. 

In addition to Guckin and Hovsepian, Owen Cmeyla and Antonia Brown, both creative advertising majors in the School, will also have their work exhibited at the Shanghai competition. All four students were recommended for the competition by advertising faculty members in the Robertson School.