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The Modern Hosts SkillsUSA Advertising Design Competition

[KETTERING, OH, 2/16/19] – SkillsUSA, one of the nation’s leading organizations for workforce skills development, held its annual Southwest Regional Advertising …
[KETTERING, OH, 2/16/19] – SkillsUSA, one of the nation’s leading organizations for workforce skills development, held its annual Southwest Regional Advertising Design Competition today at The Modern College of Design. This is the fifteenth year The Modern has hosted the event.

Around 50 high school students, teachers, parents, and community members attended the live event. Competitors were selected by their high schools. In a four-hour period, students were assigned a topic and required to design a logo, poster, and digital design around the topic. Two current second-year students from The Modern, Logan Hill and Laura Rossiter, helped judged the competition. The Modern’s Allison Thompson developed the contest and facilitated the event.

The high school student winners advancing to the SkillsUSA Advertising Design State Competition are: (1st place) Rivers McShirley from Miami Valley CTC, (2nd place) Conner Japikse from Butler Tech-D Russell Lee CTC, and (3rd place) Chloe Thompson from Miami Valley CTC. The 1st place winner receives a $2,500 scholarship to The Modern, awarded upon acceptance into the program.

“When SkillsUSA asks us to host this competition, we are honored” stated Jessica Barry, president of The Modern. “It’s a beneficial exercise for emerging designers and allows these students to be recognized and receive scholarships to continue their education and pursue their dreams.”

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