GRCC Announces Top 25 Entries for 100th Anniversary Celebration Logo Competition Community to Vote for Winning Entry via Facebook Through Nov. 30

The top 25 entries represented 21 artists; these artists, listed in alphabetical order, are:
Heather Brinks
Keen Collective
Amanda Cook
Kennedy Deruiter
Stephen Dobrzynski
Kate Dupon
Emma Duvernay
Eric Hatch
Janelle Krupa
Paolo Masucci
Amanda Mercer
Dustin Olson
Natalie Pickup
Todd Price
Jason Rogers
Kevin Rozek
Laurie Schaut
Allison Supron
Sarah Todd
Caleb Van Dyke
Rebecca Yauch
The judging team consisted of:
Nick Antonakis, GRCC Visual Arts Department Head
Robert Burdick, GRCC Visual Arts Department Adjunct
Matthew Coullard, GRCC Print Solutions Graphic Design Manager
Mary Lynn Rouleau, GRCC Visual Arts Department Adjunct
Jason Schueller, GRCC Enrollment Center  Coordinator
Mary Willey, Wolverine Worldwide Graphic Designer

“We were pleased with the response to our call for entries for this fun and important competition,” said Nick Antonakis, GRCC’s Visual Arts Department Head, who lead the judging committee.  “The judges have done their job in selecting the top 25 – not an easy task given the caliber of the entries – and now it’s up to the community to vote for their favorite. We appreciate the community’s response and support and want to thank everyone who participated.”

The winning entry will be selected by the public via the GRCC 100th Anniversary Facebook page  First place will receive $500 cash with second and third receiving $250 and $100, respectively.  There will also be three honorable mentions, each receiving a $50 gift card.  Votes can be cast daily via Facebook by “liking” the GRCC 100th Anniversary Facebook page, then “liking” the particular logo.  Voting will take place through November 30, with the winner announced on December 1, 2012.

Early stages of planning for the GRCC Centennial Celebration began in fall of 2011.  The anniversary festivities will take place throughout the 2014-15 academic year - the official mark of the college’s 100th anniversary.  
The schedule of the yearlong festivities will be announced as details are finalized.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.