RIAF Wins Big Nationally and Locally


Written by GravityFree
onTuesday, May 25th, 2010
in Awards

The Ringling International Arts Festival

GravityFree and The Ringling International Arts Festival were recently awarded two International Davey Awards for Excellence in Interactive and Web Design for the 2009 RIAF website. GravityFree also won two Gold and one Silver ADDY Awards for The Ringling International Arts Festival website.


“It’s always thrilling to have your team recognized for outstanding work, and it is a great opportunity to showcase the innovative work we’ve created through collaboration with our clients,” says Scott Heaps, owner of GravityFree.

When the American Ad Federation of the Suncoast announced the winners of the coveted ADDY Awards, honoring creative excellence in advertising, GravityFree was also awarded several other top awards. In addition to the RIAF awards, GravityFree won an Amy Award for Best Interactive and a Gold ADDY for LakewoodRanch.com.

GravityFree also created an award winning interactive campaign for rock legend Rudy Sarzo. The campaign promoted Sarzo’s biography, Off The Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz, chronicling his adventures as bassist for Ozzy Osbourne. Sarzo’s biography was designed, published and marketed by GravityFree. Off The Rails attained #1 status worldwide for rock biographies on Amazon using only social media and the website as promotional tools.

These award submissions will now go on to District level consideration for agencies representing Florida and the Caribbean.

Davey Awards 
The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids” who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than stratospheric budgets. The Davey is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

ADDY Awards 
The awards recognize the “best of the best” in the industry by awarding winners in virtually all forms of advertising. The awards attract more than 60,000 entries and are regarded as one of the largest advertising creative contests and the only advertising competition that includes three rigorous levels of judging: at the local level, regionally and then nationally.