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Student takes top spot

By Staff | Apr 1, 2011

Shepherd University student Jenna Zelkowski, a senior graphic design major from Wheeling, W.Va., took first place in the second annual Blue Ridge American Institute of Graphic Arts Poster Clash contest. The first place prize also included a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 5 software.

This year’s theme for the contest was unity. More than 200 entries were submitted nationwide, with applicants from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Penn State University and Colorado State University.

Poster Clash is an interactive poster contest designed to integrate professional and public opinion, culminating with a live competition. A panel of judges evaluates all entries and chooses 64 posters to compete in the Poster Clash. The public was able to cast their votes in a match up of the contenders online. The last round of voting took place March 24 in Frederick, Md.