DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced today the launch of its annual poster contest. Now in its 30th year, the NAIAS poster contest was created to engage the creative minds of Michigan's high school students and encourage careers in automotive design. For the 2017 contest, NAIAS received 890 entries from 70 high schools across the state.
"It is amazing to me that with nearly 1,000 entries, each one is very unique and I enjoy seeing how they represent our great show in their works," said Ryan LaFontaine, 2018 NAIAS Chairman.
The judges will choose winners in the following 16 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 Grade – $500
- 1st Place: 11th Grade – $500
- 1st Place: 12th Grade – $500
- 2nd Place: 10th Grade – $250
- 2nd Place: 11th Grade – $250
- 2nd Place: 12th Grade – $250
- 3rd Place: 10th Grade – $100
- 3rd Place: 11th Grade – $100
- 3rd Place: 12th Grade – $100
The NAIAS poster contest is open to all Michigan students enrolled in grades 10 through 12. An independent panel of judges, including College for Creative Studies instructors, automaker designers and State Farm representatives, will review the submissions and select the winning posters.
Winning posters will be displayed at NAIAS 2018 and reproduced in the official NAIAS program, which is available to all auto show attendees. Winning posters will also be displayed on the official NAIAS website.
Posters must be original artwork, 18″x24″ 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. Posters must contain all of the following copy: "2018 NAIAS or 2018 North American International Auto Show," "Detroit" and "Cobo Center."
To view official rules and to view the 2017 poster contest winners, please visit the Poster Contest page on the NAIAS website. Additional questions may be directed to Sandy Herp at 248.283.5138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entry deadline is November 21, 2017.
About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 30th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, technologies, people and ideas that matter most – up close and in one place. Administered by executive director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and 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 more information, visit naias.com.
2018 NAIAS Dates:
The Gallery – Saturday, January 13, 2018
AutoMobili-D – Sunday-Sunday, January 14-21, 2018
Press Preview – Monday-Tuesday, January 14-16, 2018
Industry Preview – Wednesday-Thursday, January 17-18, 2018
Charity Preview – Friday, January 19, 2018
Public Show – Saturday-Sunday, January 20-28, 2018
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