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Lewis-Clark State College Student Wins the 2017 PGSF College Poster Design Competition

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Jules VanSant.

alt textA student from Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho has won the 2017 Print and Graphics Scholarship (PGSF) College Poster design competition. The poster titled “Start Your Journey” was submitted by Rachel Myers. It will be distributed to all colleges and high schools in the United States that have printing and graphic communication programs for the 2017–2018 academic year. This student-designed poster is used to promote the availability of scholarships for students pursuing a career in the graphic communication industry.

The Poster design competition was entered by many classes and individual students that used the competition entry as a real working assignment. “Education is critical to the success of promoting gainful employment for students in the graphic communications industry. Graphic communications is a “hidden” industry and are often overlooked as a viable career path in higher education. It is our job to educate students as to the endless opportunities available to them in this ever changing field.” Said Diane Driskill, Graphic Communications Professor at Lewis-Clark State College.

Ms. Driskill added, “Due to the high cost of college education, financial assistance is essential, not only to the student but also toward promoting careers in the graphic communications industry. It is wonderful to work with PGSF to accomplish both missions! Industry support is vital to the success of our educational programs and input from industry is valuable in adjusting our curriculum to make sure we are teaching our students the appropriate skills and technology they want and need for a student to succeed in gaining employment.”

“All of the student submissions to the Foundation were of a truly professional caliber, making it a challenging choice for our team of judges,” said John Berthelsen, Vice-president of Development at PGSF. “There were a number of great looking posters and it was a difficult choice. Rachel’s entry used a graphic style that stands out while presenting our PGSF brand and conveying the message about the availability of scholarship funds with a call to fellow students to take action.

More than two hundred college students attending 80 schools are receiving financial assistance through PGSF. However, many more deserving scholarship applicants are turned down due to lack of funds. For copies of the poster, information regarding tax-advantaged contributions, establishing a scholarship through PGSF, or scholarship applications, contact Bernie Eckert, PGSF program administrator, at 412-259- 1740 or beckert@printing.org. You can also visit: www.pgsf.org.