SGIA's Academy of Screen Printing Technology (ASPT) presented its Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition awards during the 2011 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 19-21). Highly sought after by graphic arts students, the annual ASPT awards honor superior imaging work within a variety of categories.
Among the winners, two exceptional entries (one from the secondary school division and one from the post-secondary school division) were honored with the Best of Show award. Casandra Myers, of Paramount High School (Paramount, California), and her instructor, David Yakubovsky, were recognized for their entry, "Spring Time," in the Finished Garments (Dark) category. From Sydney TAFE (Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia), Stage 3 Apprentices — Darren Ankrett, Aimee Besgrove, Chi Ho Cheung, Mark Conway, Murray Grant, Carla Guerra, Robert Kerr, Mark Lafferty, Jerome Loosli, Michelle Ogilvie, Mary-Louise Whelan and Janine Whittaker — and their instructor, Jennifer Anderson, were recognized for their entry, "Zombie, Apparel for the Undead," in the Finished Garments (Dark) category.
See the Best of Show winning entries.
The winning students and their instructors earned the award after receiving a gold ribbon in the initial judging in the SGIA Expo's Golden Image Gallery. Each student received plaques and scholarships toward graphic arts education, and their instructors received plaques and monetary awards for their respective graphic arts programs.
The full list of 2011 Tom Frecska winners is available online.
The Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, sponsored by SGIA, annually recognizes excellent work in the specialty imaging field. Entrants represent secondary (high school and vocational) students and post-secondary (technical, college or university) students. For more information about the Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition, visit SGIA.org, Keyword: ASPT.