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Students take top honors at Gutenberg Award competition

September 24, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Stout students came away with five top honors in the Gutenberg Award competition at the annual conference of the International Graphic Arts Education Association held recently on campus.

The programs represented were cross-media graphics management, formerly graphic communications management, and the minor applied photography, now photography and video.
London Photo Gallery by Erin James
The Gutenberg contest recognizes exceptional achievement in graphic arts in divisions from college to middle school. Competition is divided into three main categories: print, website and photography.

In the university and college print category, teams of UW-Stout students from the Graphic Communications Practicum class placed as follows:

Best of show
• Prometheus, 2013; the university’s creative arts journal of student artwork and creative writing.

The team included Angela Lilla, of Mosinee; Ella Noterman, of Adams, Minn.; Cassandra Raith, of Summit Lake; and Anne Rathman, of Cannon Falls, Minn.
Industrial Trail by Steven Stangel
First place
• IGAEA /UW-Stout 2013-14 calendar

The team included Ryan Castre, of McHenry, Ill.; Hannah Serbus, of Bethel, Minn.; and Valerie Speedling, of Kellogg, Minn.

Second place
• NOTA, Spring 2013; the UW-Eau Claire literary and arts journal printed by UW-Stout students
• IGAEA conference pocket notebook
• Applied math flyers/posters

Third place
• Pepper magazine, Spring 2013; an art-and-graphic-design-focused magazine produced by the UW-Stout student organization Pepper.

Certificate of merit
• 2013 GCM wall calendar
• UW-Stout Journal of Student Research, 2013

The class was taught by James Tenorio and Bhaskar Gaddam, both of apparel and communications technology.

In the photography category, students submit entries individually. Erin James, Steven Stangel and Castre, all majoring in graphic communications management, were the top winners.

First place
• James, of Menomonie, for “LonIndustrial Spider Web by Steven Stangeldon Photo Gallery”
• Stangel, of Kewaunee, for “Industrial Trail”
• Stangel for “Industrial Spider Web”

Second place
• Castre for “Laguna Micacocha”
• James for “La Liberta”

Third place
• Castre for “Child of Quito”
• Stangel for “Parququcha Boat”

Certificate of merit
• James
• Stangel

James’ piece “London Photo Gallery” was shot of a friend with a 50mm fixed lens during a 2013 spring break trip to England. “It was raining outside and the lighting was perfect,” James said.

James, Stangel and Castre will receive their award certificates later in the fall. “We have the entry pieces to display and inspire next semester’s students,” said Tenorio.

Tenorio retired in May.

The annual conference is for educators, professionals and students who, in partnership with industry, are dedicated to graphic communications and imaging technology and are looking for ways to improve graphic arts education.

For more information about the cross-media graphics management program refer here

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