Ad Club of Baltimore’s “Never Saw the Light of Day” Raises More than $2,000 for Scholarship Fund

BALTIMORE — (May 13, 2016) — The Baltimore advertising and design community celebrated creativity last night at the revived fundraiser “Never Saw the Light of Day” (TRASHY Awards), presented by Early Light Media.

The event raised more than $2,000 for the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore (AAFB)’s scholarship fund, which benefits students pursuing a degree in advertising, journalism, radio/TV, commercial art, photography, or related advertising fields.

More than 40 entries, which had never before been displayed in public, were showcased at the sold out event, held at the Red Star Bar & Grill in Fells Point. Winners were selected by popular vote; with Katie Rossi taking home a gold award, and Planit winning the silver and bronze awards.

“I’m thrilled with the response to ‘Never Saw the Light of Day,’ which is all in good fun, and gives beautiful work a chance to shine,” said Kathe Flynn, Chair of the AAFB Social Committee and organizer of the event. “Thanks to the support of our sponsors and the help of our volunteers, we were able to pull off a stellar event and raise money for a great cause.”

The sponsors for the event were Early Light Media, Alexander + Tom, Inc., Indigo Ink, Meta Studios, Mammoth Creative Studio, Adashmore Creative, Ainsley & Co., Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar, Brian Schneider Photography, Eleven Peppers Studios, HAVAS helia. / North America, HBP, Ober Kaler, ProList, Inc., Storyfarm, The Supporters, WBA, Research and The Wairehouse.

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About the American Advertising Federation of Baltimore

Formed in 1918, The American Advertising Federation Baltimore (AAFB) is one of 225 local affiliate chapters of the American Advertising Federation. Its mission is to advocate for Baltimore as a strong advertising community and to respond to the needs of its members through continuing education, informational programs, networking and social opportunities as well as legislative issues that confront the advertising industry. To learn more visit