Mountwest Community & Technical College hosted a Christmas card design competition among its students for the second consecutive year. Twenty-three entries were submitted by students of different majors who were enrolled in a graphic design course at Mountwest. A card by Cameron Shannon, a freshman majoring in animation and game development, was selected as the winner.
“Winning the contest was a huge surprise,” Shannon said. “My first reaction was that they’d gotten my card confused with someone else’s. I didn’t think I was very creative. But I ended up spending a lot more time on the card than I thought I would, and by the end, I was satisfied with what I turned in.”
Shannon’s card features a dark blue field dotted with lacy white snowflakes. His design is being formatted into an electronic card and web banner for the college.
“I’m extremely pleased with the quality and creativity of the Christmas card designs,” said Julie Terry, Mountwest assistant professor of graphic design. “The judges had a tough choice. Whether a business major or web development, office management or journalism, having design and layout skills is valuable in today’s marketplace. I enjoy seeing Mountwest students from a variety of different majors unlocking their creativity and learning design principles and techniques.”