Tuesday, July 6, 2010

UWG Student Wins Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Contest

Allison Bennett, a medical illustration major from Augusta, won this year's Peachtree Road Race logo-design contest.

Bennett's entry featured an outline of the Atlanta skyline framed by a giant peach rising like the sun in the background. It was among five finalists in the contest, four of which were submitted by UWG students from an art class taught by professor Clint Samples. And this wasn't the only year that Samples' students have had success; last year, two entries from his class made the list of five finalists.

Bennett's entry is now featured on more than 55,000 T-shirts, and she won a $1,000 grand prize.

"As a young person, having my work seen on a large scale is good exposure," Bennett told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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