2009 National Student Design Competition Winner List
Careers in Graphic Communications…Imagine the Possibilities!



Contest PosterThe Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) has  announced the winners of the GAERF 2009 National Student Design Competition. From among more than 85 entries, six winners were chosen, three at the secondary level and three at the post-secondary level.

Secondary level winners:

  • 1st Place
    Ryan Lelek from Lake Central High School, St. John, IN
    Instructor: Jereme Rainwater

  • 2nd Place
    Bethany Lopes from Newport Area Career Center, Newport, RI
    Instructor: Jill Arakawa

  • 3rd Place
    Nathan Shaeff, Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak, MI
    Instructor: Frank Przybylo

Post-secondary level winners:

  • 1st Place
    Melissa Andrews, Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI
    Instructor: Terry Rydberg

  • 2nd Place
    Heidi Boucher and Stephanie Shearon, Autry Technology Center, Enid, OK
    Instructor: Cheryl Licklider

  • 3rd Place
    Jordi Camps and Iris Garcia; Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA
    Instructor: Alan Layne

The contest themed ‘Careers in Graphic Communications…Imagine the Possibilities’ challenged students to design and produce a marketing product that could be used to encourage young people to investigate the many exciting career opportunities in the graphic communications/printing industry. Students entered individually or in teams of up to three.