We're thrilled to share this fun collaborative project - we partnered with our friends at Black River Innovation Campus and invited students in Kristen Wilson's Information Technology program at River Valley Tech Center to participate in a Digital Design Competition to develop a new poster showcasing the Spirit of Springfield Community Storytelling project!
We worked with local artist and digital developer Karen Longo of Dragonfly Designs to develop a creative brief including color scheme, fonts, content, and mood board which we shared with the students to give them a scope of the project. Kristen and Karen worked with the class to help them bring their visions into digital reality, and we held regular group discussion sessions with the students over the course of six weeks to provide perspective and feedback. We're so impressed with the final poster submissions - it was an absolute pleasure working with such incredibly talented and creative young people in our community. A committee of judges reviewed all the designs and it was really tough to choose a winner - we're excited to share the results with all of you! Check out the beautiful designs the students came up with!
And CONGRATULATIONS to our winner, RILEY WARD! His clever use of familiar imagery, coupled with dynamic application of color and filters, and overall eye-catching design really wowed the judges! As a prize, Riley will be receiving a $40 gift card to Springfield Cinemas 3!
Copies of Riley's winning poster will soon be going up all over town to help spread the word about the Spirit of Springfield Community Storytelling project.
On behalf of the Chamber, the Spirit of Springfield project, and BRIC, thank you to Riley and all the contest participants for sharing your creativity and talent with us! And thank you to Ms. Wilson at RVTC and Karen Longo of Dragonfly Designs for supporting this fun collaboration!
Have you checked out the Spirit of Springfield project yet?
We need your help! Please visit the collaborative kudoboard and post your images, videos, and stories about what it has been like living in Springfield, VT during the pandemic! This is open to everyone - adults, students, kiddos, senior citizens - anyone who is willing to help tell the tale!
At the end of the year, we'll be printing a book with all the entries to create a time capsule for our community - the more folks that participate, the better we can collectively capture Springfield's story!
OUR WINNER!!! Riley Ward RVTC Sending School: Springfield High School Grade 11
Wyatt Benoit RVTC Sending School: Black River High School Grade 10
Grace Briere RVTC Sending School: Green Mountain High School Grade 10
Joshua Buckley RVTC Sending School: Green Mountain High School Grade 10
Dylan Foster RVTC Sending School: Springfield High School Grade 12
Richard Ryan RVTC Sending School: Springfield High School Grade 12
Sarah Sheldon RVTC Sending School: Springfield High School Grade 11