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Graphic design students receive awards at regional conference

April 24, 2013
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T-shirt design by Jenny Johns.
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Holiday Concert poster by Jenny Johns.

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Winter Carnival Chili Feed poster by Serena Wagner.

EAU CLAIRE — Two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student graphic designers received awards in the 2013 graphics competition of the National Association for Campus Activities Northern Plains Regional Conference. Recognized for excellence in design, innovation and creativity, the winning entries were exhibited and the awards presented at the NACA regional conference April 4-7 in St. Paul, Minn.

The work promotes events presented this year by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

Jenny Johns, St. Louis Park, Minn., received a first-place award in the multicolor clothing item category for her T-shirt design — "There's Snow Place Like EC" — for 2013 Winter Carnival. Her designs for the UAC Holiday Concert featuring Jeremy Messersmith, Peter Wolf Crier and Night Moves received honorable mention in the publicity campaign category. The entry comprised a poster for the concert as well as a flier for the ugly sweater contest associated with the event and a coffee-sleeve label.

Serena Wagner, Eau Claire, received an honorable mention for the one-color poster she designed for the 2013 Winter Carnival Chili Feed.

Both Johns and Wagner are UW-Eau Claire seniors and candidates for a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design. They are employed as student graphic designers in the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office.

Activities, Involvement and Leadership is a unit of the University Centers and a longtime member of the National Association of Campus Activities, the nation's largest collegiate organization for campus activities. Formed in 1960, NACA links the higher education and entertainment communities in a business and learning partnership.

NACA Northern Plains includes schools primarily from Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, the upper peninsula of Michigan, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and western Ontario.

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