Monmouth University Students Earn Prize in Agfa Graphic Arts Contest
Friday, January 18, 2002
Ridgefield Park, NJ – January 17, 2002 – Students coming in for the new semester in a Monmouth University graphic arts lab class will have a new scanner to use thanks to Agfa Corporation of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. The scanner, an Agfa DuoScan f40, was a prize won for the school for an M.U. student’s winning submission in Agfa’s 2001 Agfa Young Creatives Contest -- "A Day at the Circus." The Agfa Young Creatives Contest is an annual event held amongst graphic arts colleges throughout the world. A.J. Stoneburner’s entry, "Tight Rope," was the winning design in the US. Agfa representatives were on hand last month to present the scanner to Professor Pat Cresson and her students. "It is always wonderful and rewarding to have students participate in contests, projects, competitions, etc. that are professional and real-world. This is exactly what the Agfa poster contest was," said Professor Pat Cresson, Associate Professor of Art and Design. "The students brainstormed ideas first, did rough sketches, went on the computer for last minute design after some traditional illustration and original photography and produced their pieces as if for a real client. I think it is wonderful that companies like Agfa provide these kinds of opportunities to students," Professor Cresson added. The scanner, which has a suggested retail value of approximately $1,000.00, will be used in a teaching lab for upper level graphic design students. "They are very excited about using a professional scanner for flat art and photographs as well as transparencies," Cresson said. "It will certainly be used night and day and will greatly improve the quality of their work. Thanks again to all the folks at Agfa!" Susan Wittner, Director of Marketing for Agfa Graphic Systems, said she hopes the students use their new Agfa DuoScan scanner to its fullest, to create everlasting images for the world to enjoy. "I was very pleased to see so many young people get involved in the program. It is heartwarming to see students get excited about and participate in the world of graphic arts," Wittner said. A.J. Stoneburner’s winning image can be found on line at the following URL: http://www.agfa.com/aycc/2001/winners/popups/images/usa.jpg About Agfa Corporation Agfa Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa Group, which ranks among the world's leading imaging companies. Agfa develops, produces and markets analogue and digital systems, primarily for the graphics industry, medical radiography, non-destructive testing, micrographic and motion picture film, and consumer imaging and photography markets. Agfa has its headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium, employing 22,000 people in 40 countries. Worldwide sales for 2000 were 5,260 million Euros. In the U.S., Agfa is headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, and employs 4,000 people. Product and company information may be found on Agfa's home page on the World Wide Web at www.agfa.com.