Pittsburgh, PA - Rebecca Eller, a student from Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho has won the 2016 Print and Graphics Scholarship (PGSF) College Poster Design Competition. The poster, titled “Your Future is Out There…Create it," will be distributed to all colleges and high schools in the United States that have printing and graphic communication programs for the 2016–2017 academic year. This student-designed poster is used to promote the availability of scholarships for students pursuing a career in the graphic communication industry. The posters will also be available in the PGSF Booth #563 at Education Main Street during GRAPH EXPO in Orlando, September 25 through September 28, 2016.
The Poster Design Competition was entered by many classes and individual students that used the competition entry as a real working assignment. "Education is critical to the success of promoting gainful employment for students in the graphic communications industry. Graphic communications is a ‘hidden’ industry and is often overlooked as a viable career path in higher education. It is our job to educate students as to the endless opportunities available to them in this ever changing field.” Said Diane Driskill, Graphic Communications Professor at Lewis-Clark State College.
Ms. Driskill added, “Due to the high cost of college education, financial assistance is essential, not only to the student, but also toward promoting careers in the graphic communications industry. It is absolutely wonderful to work with PGSF to accomplish both missions!
Industry support is vital to the success of our educational programs and input from industry is valuable in adjusting our curriculum to make sure we are teaching our students the appropriate skills and technology they want and need for a student to succeed in gaining employment.”
“All of the student submissions to the Foundation were of a truly professional caliber, making it a challenging choice for our team of judges,” said John Berthelsen, Vice President of Development at PGSF. “There were a number of great looking posters and it was a difficult choice. Rebecca’s entry used a graphic style that stands out, while presenting our PGSF brand and conveying the message about the availability of scholarship funds with a call to fellow students to take action."
More than two hundred college students attending 80 schools are receiving financial assistance through PGSF. For copies of the poster or information regarding scholarship applications, contact Bernie Eckert, PGSF program administrator, at 412-259-1740 or [email protected]. You can also visit www.pgsf.org.