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Agfa announces winners of The Power of Print design contest

Press release from the issuing company

April 5, 2004 -- Agfa today announced the five winners of its seventh annual Young Creatives Contest, which invited college students from all over the world to graphically interpret "The Power of Print". To enter the contest, students aged 17-30 were asked to create an A2 poster (420 x 594 mm – 16.5 x 23 inches) that expressed how print influenced them and its audiences. The posters illustrated print advertising, packaging, newspapers, books and more. More than 1,000 entries were received. The contest was judged by a panel of print experts, who selected winning designs from the following students: YoungJin Seo (Tongmyung University of Information Technology, Korea); Robin Carpenter (University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany); Pol Ubeda (IDEP College in Barcelona, Spain); Sara Lopes (ESAD College Porto, Portugal) and Radoslaw Pryca (Panstwowe Liceum Sztuk Plastycznych in Lodtz, Poland). The winners are scheduled for an exciting, expense-paid trip to Belgium this July where they will sightsee and attend educational workshops. The winning designs will be printed on large-format (1,300 x 1,850 mm) printing presses in Print City (Hall 6) at the Drupa tradeshow in Germany this May, and will be displayed on Agfa's website at www.agfa.com/aycc. "The Power of Print" Theme. For seven years, Agfa's Young Creatives Contest has inspired the next generation of graphic designers. It is just one of the ways Agfa reminds designers everywhere that because it is tangible and has greater permanence than other media, print remains one of the most powerful ways of reaching and influencing consumers.