NAIAS Names Poster Contest Winner from 890 Entries

Dec 22, 2016

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced the winners of the 29th annual poster contest, held in conjunction with NAIAS for budding artists in high schools across Michigan. The contest, open to Michigan students in grades 10 through 12, drew 890 entries from 70 schools. The show is set for Jan. 14-22 in Detroit.

“The work and creativity displayed by these young people is an exciting window into the future as to the talent the automotive design community may one day be the beneficiary of,” said Sam Slaughter, 2017 NAIAS chairman. “The winning posters are examples of what this contest is all about: the creative minds of Michigan’s future and a passion for the industry.”

The grand prize, the Chairmen’s Award and $1,000 was awarded to Justin Choi, a 12th grade student at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills. Choi’s winning poster will be printed in the official NAIAS program, which is available to all auto show attendees.

The posters were reviewed and judged by the 2017 NAIAS Chairmen, a General Motors automotive designer, a College for Creative Studies instructor and State Farm Insurance representatives. The winning posters can be viewed on the Poster Contest page on the NAIAS website and will be on display from Jan. 14-22 at NAIAS.

In addition to the Chairmen’s Award, winners were selected in the following categories and awarded cash prizes.

  • Grand Prize Winner ($1,000 prize)-Brittany Dunlap, Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest
  • Digital Designer’s Best of Show ($500 prize)-Lauren A. Vermeulen, Eisenhower High School
  • Traditional Designer’s Best of Show ($500 prize)-Cheyenne Roy, Imlay City High School
  • 1st Place, 12th Grade Award ($500 prize)-Leila Mullison, Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest
  • 1st Place, 11th Grade Award ($500 prize)-Hogan Taylor, Howell High School
  • 1st Place, 10th Grade Award ($500 prize)-Spencer Barrer, Royal Oak High School
  • Best Theme Award ($250 prize)-Hannah Anderson, Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest
  • Best Use of Color Award ($250 prize)-Gabby Gorski, Careerline Tech Center
  • Most Creative Award ($250 prize)-Chapelle Williams, Warren Career Prep Center
  • 2nd Place, 12th Grade Award ($250 prize)-Adam Lewis, Novi High School
  • 2nd Place, 11th Grade Award ($250 prize)-Scott Zahl, Careerline Tech Center
  • 2nd Place, 10th Grade Award ($250 prize)-Jenny She, Bloomfield Hills High School
  • 3rd Place, 12th Grade Award ($100 prize)-Abigail Palmateer, Careerline Tech Center
  • 3rd Place, 11th Grade Award($100 prize)-Cade Mirabitur, Novi High School
  • 3rd Place, 10th Grade Award ($100 prize)-Andrew Sosa, William D. Ford Technical Center