The American Advertising Federation-Central Texas recently announced the recipients of the 2012 ADDY Awards for advertising creative excellence on both the professional and student levels.

AAF-Central Texas also presented the Silver Medal Award to the family of Central Texas broadcaster and journalist Chuck Kelly.

Texas A&M University-Central Texas received four Gold ADDYS for the “Ignite the Passion Program,” the “Swords and Shovels Invitation,” the “Ignite the Passion Campaign” and the “TAMUCT website.” It also won three silver ADDYs and one bronze ADDY.

The university also won Best of Show for the “Ignite the Passion Program,” as well as the People’s Choice Award for the “Warrior Week: Together We Can Campaign.”

Chandler/Wolley of Temple won a silver ADDY for their work on the “You’re Just Like Me Integrated Campaign” done for Texas Partners Federal Credit Union and a bronze ADDY for the print component of that campaign.

The Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation won a silver ADDY for the “Hometown to a Heisman Campaign” and bronze ADDYs for the logo design of “Business Spotlight” and “” and for the “ Interactive Map.”

Time Warner Cable won a Bronze ADDY for the production of the “Golden Roast” commercial done for Golden Chick restaurants.

Student ADDY award winners included: Holly Estes, a gold ADDY and the Best of Show Student Award; Ryan Moll and Jill Birdwell, silver ADDYs; and Julia Theesfeld, a silver and two bronze ADDYs.

All of the students are from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Department.

The ADDY Awards competition is sponsored by AAF-Central Texas, a member association made up of advertising and media professionals.

Proceeds from the ADDY Awards help support educational programs, public service projects and proactive government relations efforts of AAF-Central Texas.

A special part of the program recognized the late Chuck Kelly as the Silver Medal Award winner.

American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

In his more than 50 years in broadcasting and journalism, Kelly hosted several radio morning shows, called the play-by-play at football and basketball games; was the sports editor for the Belton Journal and served as mayor of Lometa for three terms.

His wife, Zona, along with daughters, Candi and Mona, accepted the award.

AAF-Central Texas holds regular membership meetings at noon, the first Friday of every month. To find out the locations and speakers for the meetings, go to or email for membership information or to be added to the mailing list.

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