GRI5TH Places in Top International Award – 2022 Summit Creative Award

Out of more than 3,400 submissions from 19 countries, Meridian, Mississippi-based Gri5th, LLC, led by creative director Stacey Griffith, is named a bronze winner in the 2022 Summit Creative Awards for its creative design work for client Ferguson & Associates Architecture, PLLC, and the Hinds County School District’s Raymond High School.

“Raymond High School’s basketball program is practically legendary now. When asked to design an 87-foot by 12-foot mural that would greet their fans—and visiting competitors—I knew we had to create high-powered imagery,” said Griffith. “These student athletes exhibit incredible work ethic. I’m honored to have the opportunity to create something special for them.”

The Summit Creative Award recognizes and celebrates the creative achievements of agencies worldwide with annual billings under $30 million. Celebrating its 28th year, the Summit Creative Award has firmly established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size. This year’s panel of international judges included professionals representing 11 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Russian Federation, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Board of Judges searches for innovative creative concepts, strong executions, and the ability to communicate and persuade.

“Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment. Only deserving entries receive recognition with vetted judges, tough judging criteria, and a two-phase blind judging process,” said Jocelyn Luciano, Managing Director for the Summit International Awards. “The creative work this year was outstanding.”

The award-winning mural was created by Gri5th as a digital graphic design depicting various boy and girl Ranger basketball players, championship celebration scenes, and featuring the new Raymond High School logos and Ranger mascot, which were also recently designed by the company. The 1,044 square feet, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling mural design was printed in high resolution to vinyl wrap and installed in an interior lobby.

Head basketball coach Tony Tadlock leads the Rangers’ reigning MHSAA Class 4A state champions boys’ team and is also a former Meridian Wildcat assistant coach. “When we finally saw the mural in person, our team was blown away. When opponents come, it’s first thing they see. The mural captivates all that we stand for and portrays the winning culture here at Raymond High School. ‘RangerNation’ is proud to call it ours,” offers Coach Tadlock, who was recently named MHSAA Coach of the Year for 2022.

Ferguson & Associates Architecture is the architect of record for the Raymond High School Gymnasium and Center for the Performing Arts project, executing the master planning, design, and program management for this 71,500 square foot, $18.5M facility, which includes a 2,000-seat gymnasium.

The Gri5th, LLC, creative agency recently relocated to Meridian, where co-founders Stacey Griffith, and husband Greg Griffith, are from originally. The company has been based in Jackson, MS, for more than twenty-five years. Greg is also co-founder and Chief Product Officer of the Ridgeland-based tech company, EdgeTheory.













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