RIT Students Take Top Honors in International Publication Contest
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
May 14, 2003 -- Rochester Institute of Technology—known worldwide as a leading provider of graphic communications education—is recognized again for its students’ achievements. For the third consecutive year, RIT’s chapter of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) claimed top prize in TAGA’s Student Chapter Publication Competition. The student group, representing RIT’s School of Print Media, was singled out for best overall publication. This year’s entry, Destinations, features various technical and creative aspects. Incorporated inside a specially designed mini-briefcase, Destinations combines student research and scenic photography into an attractively bound journal. The package also includes a CD and a series of images featuring worldly landmarks on postcards. Students from RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences submitted some of the photographs used for the publication. RIT’s entry also received first place for overall production quality. Six universities from the United States and Europe took part in this year’s competition. "We’re very proud that the tireless dedication of our students results in international acclaim," states Barb Pellow, School of Print Media chair. "Their continuing achievements serve as a rousing endorsement to the quality of our graphic communications programs." Students were honored last month during TAGA’s annual conference in Montreal, Canada.