International Academy of Design & Technology Announces Design Challenge Scholarship Winners

February 13, 2012

IADT Design Challenge winnerSCHAUMBURG, IL (February 13, 2012) – The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) has announced the winners of the 2012 IADT Design Challenge, a nationwide scholarship competition. The top two winners, who have earned $5,000 scholarships for their winning designs, are:

  • Cedric Poole of Michigan (design shown at right), currently pursuing a Graphic Design degree at IADT-Detroit
  • Terri Curtis of Missouri

The five student runners-up, who will receive $1,000 scholarships, are:

  • Don Gier, Jr. of IADT-Sacramento
  • Gallagher Scott of IADT-Seattle
  • Kristina Torres of IADT-Sacramento
  • Kaylie Price of IADT-Seattle
  • Raynier Badua of Nevada of IADT-Las Vegas

The five non-IADT-student runners-up, who also  have earned $1,000 scholarships, are Anna Aberle of Nevada, Emilie Beck of Tennessee, Leigha Shelton of North Carolina, Amber Clark of Michigan and Amanda Mentek of Wisconsin

“The amount of ingenuity displayed in all of the design submissions was gratifying,” said Erik Parks, Senior Vice President of Art & Design Education. “The creative industries are expanding, and IADT can be instrumental in developing the talent of these creative students so they can grow to become skilled professionals able to hit the ground running.”

Entrants were charged with creating a banner ad promoting one of four IADT programs: Internet Marketing, Information Technology, Retail Merchandise Management or Web Design and Development. Twenty-four finalists were selected by public vote via the Design Challenge tab on the college’s Facebook page at The winners and runners-up were selected from among the 24 finalists by a panel of judges comprised of school representatives, including graphic design and Web design instructors as well as marketing.

About the International Academy of Design and Technology

With more than 30 years as an established institution, the International Academy of Design & Technology offers students a hands-on education with experienced faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the design, technology and business fields. IADT has nine campuses in Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Sacramento, San Antonio, Seattle and Tampa. Students also can earn their degrees 100% online at IADT-Online. Degree programs vary by campus and include Web design and development, fashion design, graphic design, retail merchandise management, information technology, game production, Internet marketing and more. The schools are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at IADT cannot guarantee employment or salary and is part of Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information, visit