Update: Bill Stelzer e-mailed to say, "Bit of a clarification. The only reason I was listed as the winner of Addy Gold and Addy Mosaic Awards for the National Park Video was because my name was the one on the entry form. The credit should be equally shared among Bruce Schoonover, Steve Simonsen and myself, as well Carolyn Kormann (the former SunTimes reporter who co-wrote the script) Anyways it’s kinda nice getting all the credit, (most years in the past when I’ve won it’s always been through different ad agencies so no one knew my name) but in the case of the National Park Video, I’m feeling kinda guilty that the proper credit isn’t being given to us all.
Who says there aren’t big ideas on the small island?
The Advertising Club of the Virgin Islands honored the island’s Bill Stelzer, the St. John Sun Times and Kate N. Design Inc. for nine winning entries in the clubs annual competition. The awards were announced Saturday night at an Ad Club gala on St. Thomas.
Stelzer won the Arts and Sciences gold award for his work on a DVD for the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Park. St. John’s world class photographer, Steve Simonsen, also worked on the project. You can buy the DVD.
Kate Norfleet, of Kate N Design, won four awards, one gold and three silvers, for work on behalf of the Park and the Humane Society of St. Thomas.
The Sun Times won two silver and two gold awards for several issues with themes including "Tree Spirits," "8 Tuff Miles," "Hurricane," and "Earth Day." The island’s free newspaper, is well known for its colorful front pages and cover stories.
(If I’ve left out any other St. John winners, it’s because I didn’t recognize the company names. E-=mail me and I’ll make sure you’re top flight efforts are also publicized.)