Kevin Nunn of Kitchener has won $1,000 for his design of a logo to mark the 15th anniversary of the prestigious Premier’s Awards for outstanding graduates of Ontario’s college system. He is in the first year of the Graphic Design program at Conestoga College. In all, nine Conestoga design students were selected as finalists in the competition from the more than 200 entries received by the College Compensation and Appointments Council, which oversees the Premier’s Awards program.
Established in 1992 to commemorate the 25th anniversary year of Ontario’s public colleges, the awards honour the important social and economic contribution college graduates make in Ontario, the nation and the world, with respect to career achievement and community involvement and service. Each award winner receives a $5,000 bursary to present to his or her college of graduation, plus a distinctive award sculpture created by famed Canadian artist Dora de Pédery-Hunt.
A total of six awards are presented each February, at the annual conference of the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario (ACAATO). The award categories are: business, community services, creative arts and design, health sciences, technology and recent graduate. The 15th anniversary awards ceremony will be in Toronto on the evening of February 19.
Regarding his design, Nunn comments, “I chose intense blue circles to portray the accomplishments of the six college graduates and the quill signifies the recognition of the Ontario Premier’s signature.” He adds that the entire project required 15 hours to complete, and he appreciated the critiques and commentary he received at all stages of the work from program faculty members.
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