North American International Auto Show Announces 2014 Poster Contest Winners


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TROY, MI--Dec. 19, 2013: The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today announced the winners of its annual high school poster contest held in conjunction with the upcoming 2014 show, which takes place Jan. 13-26 at Cobo Center in Detroit. This year's contest drew a record 989 entries from 73 high schools.

The grand prize, the Chairmen's Award of $1,000, will be presented to Lindsey Simon, a 12th grade student at Romeo Engineering and Technology Center in Washington, Mich. The NAIAS 2014 Chairman, Bob Shuman, selected the winning entry, which will be printed in the official NAIAS program.

Established to engage the creative minds of Michigan's future artists, the 26th annual contest recognizes students from throughout the state.

"The record number of entries speaks volumes about interest in NAIAS and global auto industry," said Shuman. "What is especially important is that these students exhibited the creative talent that is so critical to the success of this industry. We congratulate the winning artists."

Winners were also selected in the following categories and awarded cash prizes:

Honoree who received a $1,000 prize:

State Farm Insurance Award Angelica Paparizos, Henry Ford High School, Sterling Heights

Honorees who each received a $500 prize:

Designer's Best of Show - Digital Derrick Wayne Willis Bowie, Kalamazoo Central High School, Kalamazoo Designer's Best of Show - Traditional Haley Touchette, Grand Blanc High School, Grand Blanc 10th Grade Award, 1st Place Katelyn Galant, Lakeview High School, St. Clair Shores 11th Grade Award, 1st Place Zoe Wilson, Careerline Technical Center, Holland 12th Grade Award, 1st Place Jennifer Tigani, William D. Ford Career Technical Center, Westland

Honorees who each received a $250 prize:

Most Creative Award Jefferson Braybrook, Careerline Tech Center, Holland Best Use of Color Award Teada Ngin, Careerline Tech Center, Holland Best Theme Award Tiffany Teng, Novi High School, Novi

Honorees who each received a $250 prize:

10th Grade Award, 2nd Place Mujo Hrnjica, Hamtramck High School, Hamtramck 11th Grade Award, 2nd Place Veronica Peterson, William D. Ford Career Technical Center, Westland 12th Grade Award, 2nd Place Jennifer Tigani, William D. Ford Career Technical Center, Westland

Honorees who each received a $100 prize:

10th Grade Award, 3rd Place Claire Beresford, Bloomfield Hills High School, Bloomfield Hills 11th Grade Award, 3rd Place Paris Leek, Careerline Tech Center, Holland 12th Grade Award, 3rd Place Ronald Malmsten, William D. Ford Career Technical Center, Westland

The NAIAS 2014 Chairmen, a General Motors Automotive Designer, a College for Creative Studies Instructor, and a State Farm Insurance Representative judged the posters. All winning entries will be posted on the official NAIAS website, NAIAS, and will be on display January 18-26 at the NAIAS 2014. The 26th Annual High School Poster Contest was open to Michigan students in grades 10 through 12.

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