Besides writing newspaper columns, Raymond Reid is a professional artist and retired adman. His accomplishments have been widely acclaimed in all three professions. As an adman, Reid won more than 100 creative awards locally, nationally and internationally in a variety of print and broadcast media. In 1998 the Piedmont Triad Advertising Federation awarded Reid its annual Silver Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). As an artist, Reid’s work is represented in private and corporate collections across America and in several foreign countries including Great Britain, Russia and Australia. He has had 17 one-man shows and has had work accepted in important juried shows regionally, nationally and internationally. In 2001 he was awarded Special Judges’ Recognition in the International Spiritual Art IV juried exhibition in Omaha, Neb. In 2005 Reid was awarded Best of Show at the International Art of Golf Festival in Southern Pines, N. C. As a writer of humor columns, Reid has reached the top of his field in just two years. He won first place (humor, under 100,000 circulation) in the 2005 annual column-writing contest sponsored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Raymond Reid lives in Kernersville, N. C. with his wife, Stephanie, and Palmer, the Jack Russell Terrier.
In 2005 Raymond Reid won first place in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) annual columnwriting contest in the largest category humor columns under 100000 circulation. In the same year he won third place for humor columns in the North Carolina Press (NCPA) Association annual journalism competition. In 2007 he won third place in the NSNC annual contest again for humor columns under 100000 circulation. Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Clarence Page presented him this award in Philadelphia. And also in 2007 he took another third place in the NCPA journalism competition. Raymond began painting teaching art and writing after selling his advertising agency R. L. Reid & Company in 1998. He won over 100 creative awards during his storied advertising career. In 1998 he was awarded the Silver Medal for lifetime achievement the highest honor bestowed by the American Advertising Federation.