North American International Auto Show Announces 2012 High School Poster Competition

Cash prizes will be awarded to 16 Michigan area student winners

Sep 08, 2011, 11:53 ET from North American International Auto Show

TROY, Mich., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), sponsored by NAIAS LLC, an association of Detroit area auto dealers, announced today the launch of its annual poster contest in connection with the NAIAS next January. 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. In 2011, NAIAS received 740 entries from 79 high schools.

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The 24th annual NAIAS Poster Contest is open to all Michigan residents enrolled in grades 10 through 12.  An independent panel of recognized representatives from the local art community will judge the contest. Past judges have included the NAIAS Chairmen, General Motors Automotive Designers, and College for Creative Studies instructors. This year, the judges will choose winners in 16 categories.

"We are extremely excited to launch this year's creative competition," said Bill Perkins, Chairman of the 2012 NAIAS.  "This unique opportunity encourages students to pursue interests in not only the art community, but the automotive industry as well."

Winning posters will be displayed at the 2012 NAIAS and reproduced in the official NAIAS program, which is available to the public. Winning posters may also be displayed on the official NAIAS website,

Posters must be original artwork, 25" x 21" in size, two-dimensional and camera ready. The poster theme must be automotive related, and any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster is allowed, including computer-generated graphics.  All subject matter must be in good taste.

Posters must contain all of the following copy: "North American International Auto Show 2012, Detroit, and Cobo Center." The entry deadline is November 22, 2011.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Chairmen's Award


State Farm Insurance Award


Designer's Best of Show - Digital


Designer's Best of Show - Traditional


Best Theme


Best Use of Color


Most Creative


1st Place, 10th Grade Award


1st Place, 11th Grade Award


1st Place, 12th Grade Award


2nd Place, 10th Grade Award


2nd Place, 11th Grade Award


2nd Place, 12th Grade Award


3rd Place, 10th Grade Award


3rd Place, 11th Grade Award


3rd Place, 12th Grade Award


To view official rules or gain more information, please visit Additional questions may be directed to Sandy Herp at 248.283.5138 or  

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About the North American International Auto Show

Entering its 24th year as an international event, the NAIAS ( is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most – up close and in one place.  One of the largest media events in North America, the NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.  For up-to-the-minute news, join the NAIAS Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @NAIASDetroit.

2012 NAIAS Dates:

Press Preview - Monday-Tuesday, January 9-10

Industry Preview - Wednesday-Thursday, January 11-12

Charity Preview - Friday, January 13

Public Show - Saturday-Sunday, January 14-22

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