Riverside, Calif. (March 13, 2018) — Students from California Baptist University combined to win 15 awards including Best of Show and the Judges Awards for the American Advertising Awards Inland Empire competition held on March 9.

Jessica Thomas, a double major in photography and graphic design major, earned Best of Show for her fictional eyeglass marketing campaign.

Jonathan Logerstedt (’17), a CBU alumnus, landed the Judges Award for an advertising comic strip that encourages designers to move beyond “design monsters.”  CBU students also captured four Gold Awards.

The student competition drew more than 100 entries from seven colleges or universities. The Inland Empire competition is part of the national American Advertising Awards, the world’s largest advertising competition. Winners in the local competitions move on to compete in one of 15 district competitions for the right to make it to the national finals.