College Poster Design Competition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, – Platt College, Aurora, Colorado, has won the 2011 Print and Graphics Scholarship (PGSF) College Poster design competition. The poster, titled "Get a Scholarship that makes Your Dreams a Reality," will be given to all colleges and high schools in the United States that have printing and graphic communication programs for the 2011–2012 academic year. This student-designed poster is used to promote the availability of scholarships to pursue a career in the graphic communication industry. The posters will be available in the PGSF Booth #5145 in Education Main Street during GRAPH EXPO in Chicago, September 11 through September 14.
The poster design competition was entered by many classes and individual students that used the competition entry as a real working assignment. "Industry support is vital for anyone in the design field. Some of the best educational moments that a student can receive are from industry professionals themselves. The design industry lends itself to apprenticeship, and where the circle of education begins and exists is always in the gift of apprenticeship, according to Dr. Julie Basler, vice president of Academic Affairs. "PGSF helps students realize their potential in education. Students should take their education, their talent, and their energy and let their community know that knowledge is a gift to be shared. A healthy work environment is a place to be cherished and human dignity and opportunity are conditions to be enjoyed."
"The posters submitted are of a truly professional caliber, making it a challenging choice for our team of judges." said Ted Ringman, vice president of development at PGSF. "Dominic Glover, Platt College's winning student used powerful graphics that call for attention."
More than two hundred college students attending 72 schools are receiving financial assistance through PGSF. However, many more deserving scholarship applicants are turned down due to lack of funds. For copies of the poster, information regarding tax advantaged contributions, establishing a scholarship through PGSF, or scholarship applications contact Bernie Eckert, PGSF program administrator at 412-259-1740, or [email protected]