UC Davis Takes Home 30 Marketing and Communications Awards

Outgrow the Expected ads on airport walls
UC Davis earned an Educational Advertising Award for its “Outgrow the Expected” ads at Sacramento International Airport. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

UC Davis has earned 30 awards for its marketing and communications efforts.

Twenty-eight of the honors, from the Atlanta-based organization Educational Advertising Awards, were announced in March and presented last month. The awards recognize outstanding publications, events, campaigns and shows that highlight the university’s mission.

Separately, The Communicator Awards on May 2 recognized two UC Davis videos with awards of excellence: Chancellor Gary S. May Celebrates Five Years of Leading UC Davis (in the category: general-education/educational institutions) and Confronting Climate Anxiety (in the category: general-social issues/responsibility).

28 ‘EduAdAwards’

Among this year’s Educational Advertising Awards, UC Davis earned honors for both physical and virtual projects ranging from podcasts and videos to bus and airport advertising.

The university’s “Outgrow the Expected” campaign earned gold awards for its presence on the sides of Sacramento Regional Transit trains and at Sacramento International Airport, and a bronze award for billboards.

Admissions efforts won awards for a new Discord server (gold) and for a blog and television ad on Telemundo (bronze).

The Educational Advertising Awards program is the largest, oldest and most respected educational awards competition in the country.

Here are all of UC Davis’ EduAdAwards, listed by award level (with category in parentheses):


Sacramento Regional Transit light rail train with wrap: Outgrow the Expected, UC Davis
Ads for UC Davis’ Outgrow the Expected campaign appear on Sacramento Regional Transit. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)



Screenshot of three pages of UC Davis viewbook
The first three pages of UC Davis’ most recent student viewbook.


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Cody Kitaura is a News and Media Relations Specialist in the Office of Strategic Communications, and can be reached by email or at 530-752-1932.

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