Graphic design students claim top awards in national competition

KSU students took three of the top four spots in a national graphic design competition in May.

Georgia (Jun 12, 2006) — KSU students took three of the top four spots in a national graphic design competition in May.

Carol Craig was awarded first place‚ Alison Timbs earned second place and Nicholas Voss received an honorable mention at this year’s National Yellow Pages Association’s Collegiate Creative Competition‚ which asked students to create two print ads and one Internet ad for a fictional florist.

According to professor Carole Mauge−Lewis‚ who served as faculty adviser‚ the competition provided real−world experience for students interested in pursuing a career in advertising‚ marketing or graphic design.

“These awards should shine the light on the strength of our program‚ the expertise of our faculty and the quality of our instruction‚ as well as our students‚” said Mauge−Lewis.

The winners were selected from more than 300 entries representing the work of 573 students enrolled at 67 colleges and universities.

First place received $3‚000‚ second place $1‚500 and honorable mention $500.

For more information and to view the winning designs‚ visit http:www.ypa−


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