The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition Honors 2012 National Winners
High school seniors and high school graduates put their imagination and creativity on display
The grand prize winners of The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition 2012 are traveling to Washington, D.C. to accept their scholarship awards at a Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill. Joshua Allred of Rathdrum, Idaho is grand prize winner in the high school senior category of the competition. He earns a full tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Seattle. Tyrell McGruder of Smyrna, Ga. was chosen as grand prize winner in the high school graduate category. He earns a $10,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Atlanta–Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta.
The competition, which is sponsored by The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts, challenged students to create original poster designs that best expressed the theme, "You Can Create Tomorrow." Students submitted their entries to participating Art Institutes schools, where local competitions in the high school senior and high school graduate categories were held and winners were selected. The first place winners' entries were judged nationally by a panel of graphic design professionals from around the country.
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