Auto Show announces 2015 High School Poster Contest

Cash prizes to be awarded to 16 Michigan student winners



TROY — Haley Touchette of Grand Blanc High School was one of the lucky and talented students chosen as a winner last year in a poster design contest sponsored by The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The chance to win the 2015 27th annual contest is open to all Michigan high school students in grades 10 to 12. In 2014, NAIAS received 989 entries from 73 high schools, according to a press announcement last week.

The contest was established to engage the creative minds of Michigan’s students and encourage careers in automotive design while recognizing local art communities for their talents.

November 25 is the deadline for entries in the 2015 contest.

“We are excited to launch this year’s contest–it’s always amazing to see the unique and innovative artwork from our young talent, our future designers,” said Scott LaRiche, chairman NAIAS 2015. “We look forward every year to working with Michigan students and teachers, as many schools now include this contest as part of their curriculum.”

An independent panel of recognized representatives from the local art community will judge the contest. Past judges have included NAIAS chairmen, General Motors designers, College for Creative Studies instructors, and State Farm representatives. This year, the judges will choose winners in 16 categories.

More than $6000 in cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Chairmen’s Award – $1,000

State Farm Award – $1,000

Designer’s Best of Show – Digital – $500

Designer’s Best of Show – Traditional – $500

Best Theme – $250

Best Use of Color- $250

Most Creative – $250

1st Place, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Awards – $500 each

2nd Place, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Awards – $250 each

3rd Place, 10th-12th Grade Awards – $100 each

Winning posters will be displayed at NAIAS 2015 in January in Detroit and reproduced in the official NAIAS program, which is available to the public. Winning posters may also be displayed on the official NAIAS website, 2014-poster-contest-winners.aspx.

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