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Students Hit GRAPH EXPO for Career Awareness Day Every year at GRAPH EXPO, the last day of the trade show is dedicated to Career Awareness Day (9:30 - 10:30 am Room N320BC), which fi nds hundreds of local high school students combing the show fl oor, exploring the different technologies that are critical to the graphic arts industry and gleaning info from the industry experts manning the exhibits. This year is no exception. The day begins with an award ceremony honoring the GAERF 2016 Student Design Competition’s fi rst place winners. First place winners are being presented with a $2,000 check at the award ceremony. As in years’ past, the students, along with their instructors, received a two-day, all-expense paid trip to attend GRAPH EXPO 16. The second place winners will each be awarded $1,500, and the third place winners will each receive $1,000. The annual contest, now in its eighth year, and themed for 2016 “Infograph It!”, challenged students from secondary and post-secondary institutions to design and create an engaging printed item that incorporates an infographic—a graphic design that presents complex information quickly and clearly—on a topic of their choice. This year, there were a record 400- plus entries. The design also needed to incorporate a reference, URL or other, to the source of information on their chosen topic. Entries were judged on design, ability to convey information quickly, and inclusion of reference to the information source. An independent panel of industry expert judges chose six winners from among the entries received—three at the secondary school level and three at the post-secondary school level. Winners at the secondary school level were: • 1st Place: Kara Lester, Mingo Central High School, Delbarton, WV (Instructor: Doug Martin) • 2nd Place: Lathan Gordon, Atlee High School, Mechanicsville, VA (Instructor: Erik Leise) • 3rd Place: Asa Jean Soriano, Quincy High School, Quincy, MA (Instructor: Aileen McGinnity) Winners at the post-secondary school level were: • 1st Place: Cameron Bones, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA (Instructor: Daria Matza) • 2nd Place: Kelli Chollar, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA (Instructor: Colleen Twomey) • 3rd Place: Katelyn Vincent, SOWELA Technical Community College, Lake Charles, LA (Instructor: Darrell Buck) “In our age of information overload, journalism students need the skills and tools to create pieces that cut through the clutter and clearly communicate complex information and ideas. Thanks to the incentives offered by the GAERF infographic contest, my students had an extra push to refi ne their compelling work. It was a motivation beyond a grade which helped them create the best work I’ve seen since I started teaching my Visual Communication for the Mass Media course,” stated Daria Matza, instructor, California Polytechnic State University. “I so enjoy adding the student competitions to my class curriculum, the students have more ‘skin in the game,’” noted Colleen Larkin Twomey, assistant professor, Cal Poly State University, Graphic Communication Department. “The class I assigned to this competition was my prepress class, which is not necessarily a design class, but I wanted them to experience the competition with their creative freedom.” “GAERF is proud to continue its commitment to supporting education initiatives by encouraging creativity and self-expression in students through the art of design and production,” said GAERF President Thayer Long. “This year’s competition received a record 403 entries, surpassing the previous mark of 287 set in 2015. We are already planning for next year’s Student Design Competition when GAERF will again recognize our best and brightest students, as well as the signifi cant commitment of their instructors.” All student entries will be featured in a special display within GRAPH EXPO 16’s Education Main Street, and showcased on the graphicCOMMcentral website: www.graphiccommcentral.org. AMERICAN SHAKE HANDS WITH THE FUTURE A 130 YEAR HISTORY – NOW INTEGRATED INTERACTIVE AND INDIVIDUALIZED American Printer is the fi rst variable print magazine totally individualized to the reader. Integrating data, print, web & social media, AMPR delivers individualized messaging giving you the edge you need to compete. THE NEW A 130 YEAR HISTORY – NOW INTEGRATED INTERACTIVE AND INDIVIDUALIZED THE SHOW ME EDITION SEE IT SHOW IT SHARE IT! CUTTING-EDGE OPERATIONS PAGE 10 HELLO HIGH SPEED INKJET PAGE 22 UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH HELENE BLANCHETTE PAGE 40 INTERACTIVE AND INDIVIDUALIZED TO YOU, THE WORLD’S FIRST B2Me MAGAZINE An OutputLinks Communications Group B2Me Magazine JOHN, Scan or key the B2Me codes throughout this edition of AMPR to get the whole story on what interests you. SUMMER 2013 $30 SAVE 54% WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE! Published quarterly in print and weekly online, American Printer delivers up to the minute information on what matters to you. B2Me.me/GE16AMPR SUBSCRIBE TO THE INDUSTRY’S ONLY INDIVIDUALIZED MAGAZINE TODAY AND SAVE 54% AmericanPrinter.com +1-713-300-0674 Meet Today's Career Awareness Day Speaker Faith Pineda gradated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Technology. She has two minors, Supervision and Leadership, and Logistics and Technology. She graduated with honors, is a current member of Phi Kappa Phi, and was 2015 Historian Faith Pineda of GCEA (Graphic Communications Education Association). Her awards include: • Best of Show for an illustration titled “In the Land of Nod” - San Diego Fair 2000 • Second place portfolio - San Diego Fair 2000 • Fourth place Gutenberg Web publishing design for the Website MuddgripGraphics.com - 2015 • Award of Excellence for variable data postcard project - Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast's Graphic Excellence Awards 2015 • Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Award - University of Houston 2015 She has worked as a designer and in the print fi eld since 2000, owns a freelance company established in 2003, and started MuddGrip Productions, LLC in 2016. She has worked as a Video Production teacher for Upward Bound Students at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas, has worked in print at Standard Offi ce Supply in Hattiesburg, MS, as a Creative Director for HomeTours Entertainment, the Social Media Director for PremierIMS, and as a Media Director for JVBC. Pineda states, “Design has always been very important in my life. I am creative and am drawn to beauty. From an early age, I loved to create beautiful things. I believe that everything has a story that is waiting to be found. Design has been a key instrument in my life. It has taught me leadership, time management, creativity, and that everything I do deserve a unique and closer look to fi nd its beauty.” Offi cial Show Daily | PrintingNews.com GRAPH EXPO 16 | September 28, 2016 | 55


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