North American International Auto Show Announces 2013 Poster Contest Winners

 North American International Auto Show Announces 2013 Poster Contest Winners

PR Newswire

TROY, Mich., Dec. 19, 2012

TROY, Mich., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The North American International
Auto Show (NAIAS) today announced the winners of its annual high school poster
contest held in conjunction with the upcoming 2013 show, which takes place
Jan. 14-27 at Cobo Center in Detroit. The grand prize, the Chairmens' Award
of $1,000, will be presented to Morgan Barrow, a 12^th grade student at Stoney
Creek High School in Rochester Hills, Mich. The NAIAS 2013 chairmen, Jim
Seavitt and Bob Shuman, selected the winning entry, which will be printed in
the official NAIAS program.

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Established to engage the creative minds of Michigan's future artists, the
25^th annual contest recognizes students from throughout the state. The 2013
contest had 69 high schools involved and 645 poster entries encompassing an
automotive-related theme.

"The NAIAS is pleased to present the Poster Contest each year, which
encourages high school students' creativity and interest in the NAIAS and
global auto industry," said Seavitt. "The talent seen in the poster entries
from students and schools in Michigan is truly amazing. We congratulate the
winning artists."

Winners were also selected in the following categories and awarded cash
prizes:

Honoree who received a $1,000 prize:

  oState Farm Insurance Award

 Dylan Balsitis, Mecosta Osceola Career Center, Big
Rapids



Honorees who each received a $500 prize:

  oDesigner's Best of Show - Digital

Brinsley Kubiak, Careerline Technical Center, Holland

  oDesigner's Best of Show - Traditional

 John Sroka, Lakeview High School, St. Clair Shores

  o10^th Grade Award, 1^st Place

 Marissa Medici, Bishop Foley Catholic High School,
Madison Heights

  o11^th Grade Award, 1^st Place

 Daniel Gish, Careerline Technical Center, Holland

  o12^th Grade Award, 1^st Place

 Ben Ellsworth, Saline High School, Saline



Honorees who each received a $250 prize:

  oMost Creative Award

Alex Saenz, Andover High School, Bloomfield Hills

  oBest Use of Color Award

 Emiri Nishihira, Grand Blanc High School, Grand Blanc

  oBest Theme Award

 AshwinGanesan, Lahser High School, Bloomfield Hills



Honorees who each received a $250 prize:

  o10^th Grade Award, 2^nd Place

 Julian Neshewat, Andover High School, Bloomfield Hills

  o11^th Grade Award, 2^nd Place

Tess Kolp, Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse
Pointe Woods

  o12^th Grade Award, 2^nd Place

 Violet Gjocaj, William D. Ford Career Technical
Center, Westland



Honorees who each received a $100 prize:

  o10^th Grade Award, 3^rd Place

 Micha Paulateer, Lahser High School, Bloomfield Hills

  o11^th Grade Award, 3^rd Place

Britney Kastl, Oakland Schools Technical Campus
Southwest, Wixom

  o12^th Grade Award, 3^rd Place

 Stephen Sinacori, Stoney Creek High School, Rochester
Hills



The poster entries were judged by the NAIAS 2013 Chairmen, a General Motors
Automotive Designer, a College for Creative Studies Instructor, and State Farm
Insurance Representatives. All winning entries will be posted on the official
NAIAS website, naias.com, and will be on display January 19-27 at the NAIAS
2013. The 25^th Annual High School Poster Contest was open to Michigan
students in grades 10 through 12.

For more information, please contact Sandy Herp, Poster Contest Project
Manager for the North American International Auto Show at: (248) 283-5138 or
sherp@dada.org.

About the North American International Auto Show

Entering its 25^th year as an international event, the NAIAS (www.naias.com)
is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled
access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most – up
close and in one place. One of the largest media events in North America, the
NAIAS is 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 up-to-the-minute news, join the
NAIAS Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @NAIASDetroit.

2013 NAIAS Dates:

Press Preview - Monday-Tuesday, January 14-15

Industry Preview - Wednesday-Thursday, January 16-17

Charity Preview - Friday, January 18

Public Show - Saturday-Sunday, January 19-27



SOURCE North American International Auto Show

Website: http://www.naias.com
Contact: Sandy Herp, North American International Auto Show, +1-248-283-5138,
sherp@dada.org
 
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