Contest could give budding graphic designer his big break
on Thursday,March 25,2010 19:03
A high school student in Florida recently landed his first graphic design gig through a scholarship contest.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Michael Cardona, a 17-year-old from Greenacres, was recently named the winner of the KidCare Act-Out for Health contest, which challenged students to create an original billboard.
According to the contest's website, competitors were required to base their design on one of three topics - things you can get for $20, things that are available to any teen or things you can do online.
Cardona's grand-prize design portrayed a $20 check made out to "Your Child's Health," which was intended to represent the amount most families pay for their children's health insurance.
KidCare, which offers affordable health insurance to Florida residents under 19 years of age, gave the budding designer a $5,000 scholarship and awarded an additional $2,500 to his high school. The company also gave prizes to winners in the Kids' Choice and Judges' Choice categories.
Cardona told the Post that he plans to use his winnings to pay for a college degree program in graphic design, and he is currently exploring his educational options.
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