UCS student helps drive auto show with Best in Show design
UCS student helps drive auto show with Best in Show design
Posted on 12/31/2016
Auto Show Poster

A Utica Community Schools junior is helping this year's North American International Auto Show get to the starting lane with an award-winning digital design. 

Lauren Vermeulen, of Eisenhower High School, earned a Best of Show for submitting the best digital design in this year's North American International Auto Show's annual high school poster contest.

This year’s competition drew 890 entries from 70 schools across Michigan.

“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.”

In recognition of earning the best digital media design,Vermeulen earned a $500 cash award. Her teacher is Eisenhower art teacher Josephine Braun.

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 29th Annual High School Poster Contest was open to all Michigan students in grades 10 through 12.

Vermeulen’s work and other display from Jan. 14-22 at NAIAS. The show is open to the public from January 14 to 22 at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit.