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SIMONSEN TAKES 'BEST OF SHOW' AT ADVI AWARDS

St. John's Steve Simonsen of Marine Scenes took the top honor at the 18th Annual Virgin Islands Advertising Awards sponsored by the Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands. Along with winning "Best of Show" Simonsen also captured the Donald Plantz Award for excellence in print for his Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar.
Industry professionals and guests gathered at the awards ceremony at Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort Saturday night to honor the talents of artists, producers, writers and others responsible for creating some of the most imaginative advertising seen in the Virgin Islands over the past 12 months.
The event was sponsored by axesa yellow book.
Master and mistress of ceremonies for the evening, respectively, were Sam Topp of Radio One and vocalist/guitarist Janet Reiter.
Competitors from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix were among the top winners.
Austin Advertising collected the most awards, 24, in addition to the Donald Plantz Award for Excellence in Radio for the VitelCellular "Go Card." Next with a total of 10 awards was Mock LeBlanc Brown, honored with five gold and five silver medals.
The St. Croix chapter made a strong showing with Acuda Design Studio taking a gold award for the St. Croix Triathlon poster and Media Mate, a silver for the Internet web site for From the Gecko.
In broadcasting, Knight Quality Stations made a strong showing, receiving two gold and two silver awards. WIVI-FM 96.1 took a silver award in the broadcasting category.
Here is a complete list of the winners:
Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands
2000 Virgin Islands Advertising Awards
Best of Show
Marine Scenes
Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar
Donald Plantz Print
Marine Scenes
Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar
Donald Plantz Radio
Austin Advertising
VitelCellular "Go Card"
Donald Plantz TV
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T "Community Bird"
Package Design
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Bambooshay! CD-ROM Trivia Game
Trade Show/Convention Exhibit
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
CES "The Natural Choice"
Special Event Promotion
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Renaissance "J'ouvert de Millennia"
Multicolor T-shirt
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
West Indies Corp. "Blackbeard Ale Carnival 2000"
4-Color Brochure
Gold
Kate N Design
Jane Rutnik "Recuerdo Show Catalog"
Silver
Austin Advertising
Birch Forum "Puerto Rico Symphony"
Poster
Gold
Beth Corbin/Acuda Design Studio
"St. Croix Triathlon"
Direct Mail
Gold
Paint Depot
"Premium High Gloss Greeting"
4-Color Magazine Ad, Half Page
Silver
Austin Advertising
Coral World "Let's Do Lunch"
4-Color Magazine Ad, Full Page
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Diamonds International "Attract Attention"
Silver
Austin Advertising
West Indian Company
Black & White Magazine Ad
Gold
Austin Advertising
Lockhart "Dalmatian"
Silver
Austin Advertising
MSI "The House That We Built"
4-Color Newspaper Ad
Silver
Austin Advertising
Sea Chest "Remember When"
Austin Advertising
Guardian "Cow"
Black & White Newspaper Ad, Half Page or Less
Gold
Austin Advertising
Island Marine "Sir Francis"
Silver
Austin Advertising
Daily News "Funniest Character"
Silver
Austin Advertising
Red Hook Ace "Drill it, Suck it"
Spot Color Newspaper Ad, More than Half Page
Gold
Austin Advertising
Texaco Black History Month "Dreams"
Humorous Radio Spot, 30 Seconds or Less
Gold
Knight Quality Stations
American Paradise Gym "Not Cool"
Silver
Knight Quality Stations
Carnation "Moo"
Humorous Radio Spot, More than 30 seconds
Silver
WIVI, Dean Floback
Sib's on the Mountain "All roads lead to Sib's"
Non-Humorous Radio Spot, More than 30 seconds
Gold
Austin Advertising
Vitel Cellular "Go Card"
Best use of Music or Special Effects
Gold
Knight Quality Stations
Commercial Security "Neighbor's Home"
Television Advertising, Production under $999, 30 Seconds or Less
Silver
Moxie Marketing
"Herve Restaurant"
Television Advertising, Production $5,000 or more,30 seconds or less
Gold
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T VI – AT&T Sweepstakes "Dream"
Silver
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T VI – AT&T Sweepstakes "Couch"
Television Advertising – Production $1,000-$4,999, more than 30 seconds
Silver
Austin Advertising
Coral World Island Showcase
Television Advertising, Production $5,000 or more, more than 30 seconds
Gold
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T VI "Community Bird"
Musical Jingle
Silver
JKC Communications
"Divi Carina Bay"
Internet Web Site
Gold
Island Media
www.viplayground.com
Silver
Media Mate
www.FromTheGecko.com
Disk-Based Presentation
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Bambooshay! CD-ROM Caribbean Trivia Game
Magazine Self-Promotion
Gold
Island Media
1999 Christmas Card
Freelancer Self-Promotion
Gold
Marine Scenes
Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar
Community Service TV
Silver
Austin Advertising
Census "Census People"
Community Service Print
Gold
Austin Advertising
Health Department "Youth Symposium Poster"
Advertising Arts/Color Illustration
Gold
Austin Advertising
Coral World "Property Map"
Silver
Bub's Original Art
Fishing Boat Illustration
Advertising Arts/Video Photography
Silver
ICC – TV 2
"Beautiful Virgin Islands"
Color Photography
Gold
Marine Scenes
Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar
Copy Writing
Gold
Austin Advertising
Red Hook Ace "Squirrel"
Silver
Austin Advertising
MSI "The House That We Built"
Silver
Paint Depot
The Paint Depot "When Sandy Halliday"
Magazine Design
Silver
Island Media
Virgin Islands Playground 2000
Magazine Cover Design
Silver
Island Media
Virgin Islands Playground 2000
Editorial Photography
Silver
Marine Scenes
Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine
Corporate Identity – Logo Design
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Renaissance "J'ouvert de Millennia"
Silver
Bub's Original Art
"Players Logo"
Silver
Austin Advertising
Off Shore Bar Logo
Sign Design
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Diamonds International "Attract Attention"
Print Campaign
Gold
Austin Advertising
Guardian "Car," "Cow," "Road Sign"
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Kerry Gold/St. Thomas Dairies "Butter"
Austin Advertising
Island Marine – "Sir Francis," "Blackbeard," "Captain Hook"
Austin Advertising
Daily News "Right to Silence," "Russia," "Funniest Character"
Austin Advertising
Coral World Airport Signs
Radio Campaign
Silver
Knight Quality Stations
King Furniture Campaign
Austin Adverting
Red Hook Ace "Squirrel," "Sponsor"
Multimedia Campaign
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Diamonds International "Attract Attention"
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T-VI "Who Wants to Win $100K"

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St. John's Steve Simonsen of Marine Scenes took the top honor at the 18th Annual Virgin Islands Advertising Awards sponsored by the Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands. Along with winning "Best of Show" Simonsen also captured the Donald Plantz Award for excellence in print for his Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar.
Industry professionals and guests gathered at the awards ceremony at Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort Saturday night to honor the talents of artists, producers, writers and others responsible for creating some of the most imaginative advertising seen in the Virgin Islands over the past 12 months.
The event was sponsored by axesa yellow book.
Master and mistress of ceremonies for the evening, respectively, were Sam Topp of Radio One and vocalist/guitarist Janet Reiter.
Competitors from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix were among the top winners.
Austin Advertising collected the most awards, 24, in addition to the Donald Plantz Award for Excellence in Radio for the VitelCellular "Go Card." Next with a total of 10 awards was Mock LeBlanc Brown, honored with five gold and five silver medals.
The St. Croix chapter made a strong showing with Acuda Design Studio taking a gold award for the St. Croix Triathlon poster and Media Mate, a silver for the Internet web site for From the Gecko.
In broadcasting, Knight Quality Stations made a strong showing, receiving two gold and two silver awards. WIVI-FM 96.1 took a silver award in the broadcasting category.
Here is a complete list of the winners:
Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands
2000 Virgin Islands Advertising Awards
Best of Show
Marine Scenes
Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar
Donald Plantz Print
Marine Scenes
Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar
Donald Plantz Radio
Austin Advertising
VitelCellular "Go Card"
Donald Plantz TV
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T "Community Bird"
Package Design
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Bambooshay! CD-ROM Trivia Game
Trade Show/Convention Exhibit
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
CES "The Natural Choice"
Special Event Promotion
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Renaissance "J'ouvert de Millennia"
Multicolor T-shirt
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
West Indies Corp. "Blackbeard Ale Carnival 2000"
4-Color Brochure
Gold
Kate N Design
Jane Rutnik "Recuerdo Show Catalog"
Silver
Austin Advertising
Birch Forum "Puerto Rico Symphony"
Poster
Gold
Beth Corbin/Acuda Design Studio
"St. Croix Triathlon"
Direct Mail
Gold
Paint Depot
"Premium High Gloss Greeting"
4-Color Magazine Ad, Half Page
Silver
Austin Advertising
Coral World "Let's Do Lunch"
4-Color Magazine Ad, Full Page
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Diamonds International "Attract Attention"
Silver
Austin Advertising
West Indian Company
Black & White Magazine Ad
Gold
Austin Advertising
Lockhart "Dalmatian"
Silver
Austin Advertising
MSI "The House That We Built"
4-Color Newspaper Ad
Silver
Austin Advertising
Sea Chest "Remember When"
Austin Advertising
Guardian "Cow"
Black & White Newspaper Ad, Half Page or Less
Gold
Austin Advertising
Island Marine "Sir Francis"
Silver
Austin Advertising
Daily News "Funniest Character"
Silver
Austin Advertising
Red Hook Ace "Drill it, Suck it"
Spot Color Newspaper Ad, More than Half Page
Gold
Austin Advertising
Texaco Black History Month "Dreams"
Humorous Radio Spot, 30 Seconds or Less
Gold
Knight Quality Stations
American Paradise Gym "Not Cool"
Silver
Knight Quality Stations
Carnation "Moo"
Humorous Radio Spot, More than 30 seconds
Silver
WIVI, Dean Floback
Sib's on the Mountain "All roads lead to Sib's"
Non-Humorous Radio Spot, More than 30 seconds
Gold
Austin Advertising
Vitel Cellular "Go Card"
Best use of Music or Special Effects
Gold
Knight Quality Stations
Commercial Security "Neighbor's Home"
Television Advertising, Production under $999, 30 Seconds or Less
Silver
Moxie Marketing
"Herve Restaurant"
Television Advertising, Production $5,000 or more,30 seconds or less
Gold
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T VI - AT&T Sweepstakes "Dream"
Silver
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T VI - AT&T Sweepstakes "Couch"
Television Advertising - Production $1,000-$4,999, more than 30 seconds
Silver
Austin Advertising
Coral World Island Showcase
Television Advertising, Production $5,000 or more, more than 30 seconds
Gold
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T VI "Community Bird"
Musical Jingle
Silver
JKC Communications
"Divi Carina Bay"
Internet Web Site
Gold
Island Media
www.viplayground.com
Silver
Media Mate
www.FromTheGecko.com
Disk-Based Presentation
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Bambooshay! CD-ROM Caribbean Trivia Game
Magazine Self-Promotion
Gold
Island Media
1999 Christmas Card
Freelancer Self-Promotion
Gold
Marine Scenes
Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar
Community Service TV
Silver
Austin Advertising
Census "Census People"
Community Service Print
Gold
Austin Advertising
Health Department "Youth Symposium Poster"
Advertising Arts/Color Illustration
Gold
Austin Advertising
Coral World "Property Map"
Silver
Bub's Original Art
Fishing Boat Illustration
Advertising Arts/Video Photography
Silver
ICC - TV 2
"Beautiful Virgin Islands"
Color Photography
Gold
Marine Scenes
Marine Scenes 2000 Calendar
Copy Writing
Gold
Austin Advertising
Red Hook Ace "Squirrel"
Silver
Austin Advertising
MSI "The House That We Built"
Silver
Paint Depot
The Paint Depot "When Sandy Halliday"
Magazine Design
Silver
Island Media
Virgin Islands Playground 2000
Magazine Cover Design
Silver
Island Media
Virgin Islands Playground 2000
Editorial Photography
Silver
Marine Scenes
Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine
Corporate Identity - Logo Design
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Renaissance "J'ouvert de Millennia"
Silver
Bub's Original Art
"Players Logo"
Silver
Austin Advertising
Off Shore Bar Logo
Sign Design
Gold
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Diamonds International "Attract Attention"
Print Campaign
Gold
Austin Advertising
Guardian "Car," "Cow," "Road Sign"
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Kerry Gold/St. Thomas Dairies "Butter"
Austin Advertising
Island Marine - "Sir Francis," "Blackbeard," "Captain Hook"
Austin Advertising
Daily News "Right to Silence," "Russia," "Funniest Character"
Austin Advertising
Coral World Airport Signs
Radio Campaign
Silver
Knight Quality Stations
King Furniture Campaign
Austin Adverting
Red Hook Ace "Squirrel," "Sponsor"
Multimedia Campaign
Silver
Mock LeBlanc Brown
Diamonds International "Attract Attention"
Alliance Marketing Communications
AT&T-VI "Who Wants to Win $100K"