In February, we posted a blog announcing an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students: the kickoff of a graphic design competition in celebration of the UGL’s 50th Anniversary! The competition guidelines asked undergraduate artists to create a unique design for the UGL@50 celebration which embodied an expression of the University of Illinois undergraduate student body. After much time and deliberation, the results are in, the competition has come to a close, and winners have been chosen!
Judges looked for clarity, creative flare, and relevant representations of the UGL in the designs. Among many amazing entries, only three designers were awarded top rankings and prizes. Without further ado, we are excited to announce the winners of the UGL’s 50th Anniversary Design Competition:
In first place, Taylor Chism!
Taylor will win $100 and her design will be featured at the UGL@50 celebration this fall! Her design will also be printed on merchandise, so look for this design on t-shirts and mugs in the future. Great job, Taylor!
Judges loved the incorporation of the past, present and future theme and multiple easter eggs, including the iconic corn from the Morrow plots, use of technology, and prevalence of books across all time periods.
In second place, Alexis Vasquez!
Alexis has won $50 and the honor of second place for her awesome design. Fantastic, Alexis!
The clean lines and clear design of this entry made it a visually strong and appealing entry in the contest.
In third place, Sabas Padilla!
Sabas has won $25 for his third-place ranking. Congratulations, Sabas!
Corn made another appearance in this design, as well as excellent incorporation of the underground setting.
Thanks again to all of the applicants of the competition! Come and see all of the design submissions in the UGL Student Art Gallery this fall – all designs will be exhibited during the Fall 2019 semester.
For information about how to showcase your artwork at the UGL, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Annabel
Edited by Lauren