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July 21, 2017 1:59 PM

Conestoga students honoured with design awards

Four Conestoga students have been named winners of Applied Arts’ annual Student Awards competition. The awards recognize work from students throughout North America in categories that include design, advertising, animation, interactive, typography and photography.

As part of their prize, winning designs submitted by Bachelor of Design student Joschka Sawatzy and Graphic Design graduates Jessica Spencer, Sarah Leeson and Sarena van Dodewaard, will be displayed at the Creative Futures Expo from November 9 to 10 at the Ontario Science Centre. More than 2,300 creative artists, high school students and their teachers are expected to attend.

The student’s work will also be published in the November issue of Applied Arts magazine and on its website. The magazine launched in 1986 and is considered Canada’s premier magazine of visual communications.

The panel of judges included industry experts who evaluated each entry independently and scored based on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use.

Conestoga’s Bachelor of Design program is unique in Ontario for offering students an inter-professional perspective that blends graphic design, entrepreneurship, and liberal studies courses with co-op opportunities. Enhanced studio space and technologies, including state-of-the-art software, hardware, and printing facilities, are provided.

The three-year Graphic Design advanced diploma program is recognized as one of the top design programs in the province. The program employs a project-based learning approach that addresses design, digital content creation, communication, inter-personal, mechanical, technical and enhanced employability skills.

Visit the School of Media & Design for more information.

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