DETROIT, Michigan — The North American International Auto Show announced the launch of its 31st annual poster contest Thursday.
The NAIAS poster contest was created to engage the creative minds of Michigan’s high school students and encourage careers in automotive design. For the 2018 contest, NAIAS received 825 entries from 68 high schools across the state.
“As Chairman, it is very rewarding to me to see firsthand the creative young minds we have in our great state and be able to award them for their imaginative interpretations of our show,” said Bill Golling, 2019 NAIAS Chairman.
The judges will choose winners in the following 16 categories:
- Chairmen’s Award – $1,000
- State Farm Award – $1,000
- Designer’s Best of Show: Digital – $500
- Designer’s Best of Show: Traditional – $500
- Best Theme – $250
- Best Use of Color – $250
- Most Creative – $250
- 1st Place: 10th Grade – $500
- 1st Place: 11th Grade – $500
- 1st Place: 12th Grade – $500
- 2nd Place: 10th Grade – $250
- 2nd Place: 11th Grade – $250
- 2nd Place: 12th Grade – $250
- 3rd Place: 10th Grade – $100
- 3rd Place: 11th Grade – $100
- 3rd Place: 12th Grade – $100
The NAIAS poster contest is open to all Michigan students enrolled in grades 10 through 12. An independent panel of judges, including College for Creative Studies instructors, automaker designers and State Farm representatives, will review the submissions and select the winning posters.
In 2018, a poster by Novi High School senior Sophie Markus won the Chairmen’s Award and was recognized as the Designer’s Best of Show.
Winning posters will be displayed at NAIAS 2019 and reproduced in the official NAIAS program, which is available to all auto show attendees. Winning posters will also be displayed on the official NAIAS website.
Posters must be original artwork, 18″x24″ in size, two-dimensional and camera ready. The poster theme must be automotive related, and any mixed media suitable for reproduction as a poster is allowed, including computer-generated graphics. Posters must contain all of the following copy: “2019 NAIAS or 2019 North American International Auto Show,” “Detroit” and “Cobo Center.”
To view official rules and to view the 2018 poster contest winners, please visit the Poster Contest page on the NAIAS website. Additional questions may be directed to Sandy Herp at 248.283.5138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entry deadline is November 20, 2018.