Young Advertising Professional of the Year
The Young Advertising Professional of the Year award (also known as the YAPY) was created to recognize the young men and women who make extraordinary contributions to the central Oklahoma advertising and communications industry. This award is then given at an Oklahoma City American Advertising Awards event as a way to recognize this individual's hard work over the past year and their potential to make future contributions in his or her career. In order to be nominated for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- 21-35 years old
- living and working in central Oklahoma
- employed in an advertising, marketing, or communications-related field
- contributed to the advancement of the advertising industry in Oklahoma City
Extra consideration will also be given to nominees involved in an industry-related organization.
The YAPY is awarded yearly at the OKC Ad Club's Okolades.
2020 YAPY nominations are now closed. 2021 YAPY nominations will open in Spring 2021.
Past YAPY Winners
2019 Chelsey McKnight, Ackerman McQueen
2018 Kelley Gann, Freestyle Creative
2017 Bobbie Earles, ICG
2016 Erick Worrell, SAXUM
2015 Justin Claborn, Ackerman McQueen
2014 Armand McCoy, Trifecta Communications
2013 Monica Helms Young, Rose State College
2012 Greta Puckett Anglin, VI Marketing and Branding
2011 Jill Brown Delozier, Downtown OKC, Inc.
2010 James Harber, Studio FJ