Printing Excellence in the Carolinas Recognized

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Chowan University Graphic Communications Students Announced as the NAPCO “Best of Show Student Award” Winner in the 2017 PICA Awards

Charlotte, N.C. – The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) has announced that Shelby Barlowe and Gabby Wilson are this year ‘s NAPCO “Best of Show Student Award” winners in the 2017 PICA Awards Colligiant Print Competition. Their entry, “Moment Subscription Box”, won Best of Category in the ‘Miscellaneous, Specialty or Novelty’ division.

Their entry was then selected from all the Best of Category division winners, which compromised entries from six colleges and universities from across the Carolinas. Both students will receive a $250 scholarship from the PICA Foundation. They were honored guests at the 2017 PICA Awards Banquet, held March 24 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The PICA Awards competition is one of the largest printing contests in the nation.

A panel of judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces.

Started in 1953, The Krueger School of Graphic Communications is celebrating it’s sixty-first year of developing the talents of young people for placement into the graphic communications and printing industries. Students completing the program at Chowan University receive a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications. For more information contact Tom Brennan at [email protected] or call 252-398-6207.


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