About the Award

The highest personal award presented by the American Advertising Federation– Baton Rouge is the E. A. Pete Goldsby Award, presented each year to the person who has made the greatest overall contribution to the advertising profession. The Goldsby Silver Award is named for the late E.A. “Pete” Goldsby. Mr. Goldsby was the advertising manager of the State-Times/Morning Advocate and gave most generously of his time and talents to the advertising profession as well as many civic, fraternal and charitable activities. After his death in 1954, the Board of Directors of the Advertising Club of Baton Rouge established the Goldsby Award, to be presented to worthy recipients for outstanding contributions in the interest of advertising.

Previous Goldsby Winners

1955 – Foy Bennett
1956 – Roland Caldwell
1957 – Alvin H. Meyer
1958 – Frank Kean
1959 – Vic Ehr
1960 – J.B. Myers
1961 – Charles Garvey
1962 – Lee Herzberg
1963 – Tommy McGuire
1964 – Bob Earle
1965 – Pres Kors
1966 – Allan Brent
1967 – Tom Gibbens
1968 – Jack Sanders
1969 – Annie-Claire Mote
1970 – Roger Davison
1971 – Douglas L. Manship
1972 – Orene Muse
1973 – Ralph Sims
1974 – Charles Manship
1975 – Lamar Simmons
1976 – Charlie Kantrow
1977 – Kevin Reilly
1978 – Jerry Turk
1979 – Mervin Rhys
1980 – Art Root
1981 – Bob Furlow
1982 – Don Stewart
1983 – Jules Mayeux, Grace McElveen
1984 – Don Berlin
1985 – Allen McCarty
1986 – Gus Weill
1987 – Cyril Vetter
1988 – Martin Flanagan
1989 – Sandy Deslatte
1990 – J.H. Martin
1991 – Diane Allen
1992 – Sonny Cranch
1993 – Gus Wales
1994 – Pat Cheramie
1995 – Al McDuff
1996 – Charles East, Jr.
1997 – Gerald Bower
1998 – Rolfe McCollister, Jr.
1999 – Rod Parker
2000 – Otey White, Karen Gaupp-Wozniak
2001-02 – Jensen Holiday
2003 – David Humphreys
2004 – Angela deGravelles
2005 – Gerry Lane
2006 – Greg Milneck
2007 – Jeff English
2008 – Saundra Lane
2009 – Francelle Theriot
2010 – Elizabeth Perry
2011 – Don Cassano
2012 – Julio Melara
2013 – Tommy Teepel
2014 – Curtis Vann
2015 – Jeff Wright
2016 – Steve Davison

Nominate Someone Deserving

Directors of the Advertising Club of Baton Rouge established the Goldsby Award, to be presented to worthy recipients for outstanding contributions in the interest of advertising.

Basis of the award:

  • Overall contributions to the advertising profession.
  • Contributions to building a better Baton Rouge, especially through projects which promote the civic good through advertising.
  • Continuing contributions towards the development of young people entering the advertising profession.
  • Contributions need not have been made in the year of the nomination, and should be based on a lifetime accumulation.
  • The current President of this organization is ineligible during his/her tenure as President.
  • Need not be a current or past member of this organization to be eligible.

The nomination should be typed and emailed as a PDF file or Word document stating your reasons for nominating your choice for the Goldsby Silver Medal Award. Remember that detailed information will help the judges in making their selection. The Goldsby Silver Medal Award winner will be selected on the basis of the facts presented in the written nomination, plus any additional information easily available to the Goldsby Selection Committee.

The winner will be announced annually at Baton Rouge American Advertising Awards Show.

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