Saturday, October 02, 2010
Sometime last year I declared to myself that I want to stand for our graduates to win in the main categories, and not just student awards. It's a much tougher challenge and a bigger dream.
Tonight at the Effies, I was so proud when Lucideas won a Bronze. Then when they announced that they also won a Gold, my heart leapt for joy. A Gold Effie says a lot. Unlike Kancil Awards where about a hundred entries win, Effies only had 28 finalists and gave out 4 Golds.
Unfortunately I didn't hear who the other three winners were because I was too busy hugging them and wiping away my tears. Why did I suddenly decide to wear mascara tonight???
Just as I went back to my seat, another graduate, Dave, came up and showed me his Bronze Effie. His very first! And he's only been working as a copywriter for about a year. It's a wonderful achievement. OMG, again, my heart almost burst with pride.
Sigh, I am so proud of them all, and I just can't stop smiling :) :) :)
Now for Junkie Jenn's good news next...