PCA&D student wins National Design Competition
Monday, August 10th, 2015
Lancaster, PA: August 10, 2015 — Pennsylvania College of Art and Design congratulates rising sophomore Casey Capece for being selected as the First Place winner in The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF)’s 2015 Student Design Competition.
Capece and an instructor will receive two day all-inclusive paid trips to attend GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago, IL. In addition, as a first place winner, she will be presented with a $2,000 check during GRAPH EXPO’s Career Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
The annual contest, now in its seventh year, was themed The PIZZAZZ of PRINT!, challenged students from secondary and post-secondary institutions to create a unique and striking printed marketing piece to promote strong attendance at a major event. An independent panel of industry expert judges chose six winners from among the 287 entries—three at the secondary school level and three at the post-secondary school level.
First place winners and their instructors will receive two day all-inclusive paid trips to attend GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago, IL. In addition, first place winners will be presented with $2,000 checks during GRAPH EXPO’s Career Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
All student entries will be featured in a special display within GRAPH EXPO 15’s Education Main Street, and showcased on the graphicCOMMcentral website: www.graphiccommcentral.org.
This is the second recent honor for Capece. She was selected for a scholarship from the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). Approximately two hundred college students attending 83 schools receive financial assistance through PGSF each year.
“I was impressed with Casey’s motivation, resourcefulness, and technical skills at this stage of her education.” Said Pamela Barby, Chair of Graphic Design. “She is a fantastic student and joy in the classroom,” said Jeremy Waak, Foundation Year Chair.
The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation was established in 1983 by Epicomm (formerly the National Association for Printing Leadership), NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and the Printing Industries of America. These three national associations jointly own the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). GAERF was created to channel a portion of the revenues earned by GASC-managed shows into projects supporting a strong future for the industry. For additional information about the Foundation and its programs, visit the GAERF website at: www.gaerf.org or call toll-free at: (866) 381-9839.