Wednesday, December 16, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Hi There Contest Participants!

This year marked our 1st Annual hood exhibits' Holiday Card Design Scholarship Contest. We can't tell you how much we enjoyed the creative ideas and diverse thoughts submitted to us.

We received hundreds of submissions from all over the United States- from New York to Texas to Illinois, Oregon, Massachusetts and California (plus many states in between). Of the mountains of entries that came in, we at hood exhibits found it was too hard to grant just one winning title. As a result, we decided that the most stand-out entries would receive one of four awards:

hood exhibits' 2009 Winning Holiday Card Design, Excellence in Design Scholarship Winner

This entry was exceptional in design, concept and execution. The judges were blown away by the graphical quality, well-thought detailing and overall brilliance of this holiday card design. This design dually embodied the hood exhibits' design aesthetic and presented a fresh perspective on our classic holiday card catalog.

Gold Honorable Mention

These designs were carefully crafted, vividly created and in close competition to the winning design.

Honorable Mention

The designs in this category were some of the best that we received. It was tough to leave any of the submissions unmentioned, but the designs in this category showed particular creative insight and accompanies a thorough explanation of the design.

Out-of-the-Box Design

The designs in this category stood out from the rest- they exhibited a unique perspective on an incorporation of the hood exhibits' logo within the holiday themed card layout.

The hood exhibits' Holiday Card Design Scholarship Contest winner will receive a $500 Excellence in Design scholarship, a tour of the hood exhibits' headquarters and features in hood exhibits' publications. All title winners will receive an award certificate and, potentially, a feature in their local newspapers and university publications.

Now, for the winner (drum roll please...)


Visit us here to see a complete viewing of the winning designs!

Thank you to all of our wonderful contestants! Every design we received reinforces our belief in the budding talent of today's youth and our passion for creative design. We look forward to next year's hood exhibits' Holiday Card Design Scholarship Contest! We hope you continue to further your pursuit of the creative arts and we look forward to seeing your designs next year!

For more info, check out:

the 2009 Winners' Page

the press release

the facebook album

the hood exhibits' blog

the website

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