Shenendehowa Graphic Design Students Participate in the 20th Annual Drinking and Driving Billboard Competition. More information…

Written by on June 10, 2021

Shenendehowa Graphic Design Students Participate in the 20th Annual Drinking and Driving Billboard Competition

Winning design installed on 14’x48’ billboard at 1771 U.S. 9 in Clifton Park

Click here to view photos and video from the event

(CLIFTON PARK, NY) Yesterday morning, 42 Shenendehowa High School students showcased their talents and amplified the impact of drunk driving in the Clifton Park community and beyond. The event marked the 20th Annual Drinking and Driving Billboard Competition for Shen High School Graphic Design students.

Continuing with tradition, students with their parents and teachers from Shen’s Graphic Design classes were on-site for the winning reveal at 1771 US Rte 9 in Clifton Park. Out of the 42 designs submitted, sophomore Kelly D’Agostino was named the winner. 

“It’s pretty cool to see your design up there,” Kelly continued, “but I really just want to help prevent drunk driving.”

Kelly’s winning design will be on display for 30 days in its current location and will be seen by 25,000 motorists a day, equating to 600,000 in those 30 days. From there, her billboard will move to another Lamar Advertising location in the Capital District.

Lamar Advertising has also decided to display 10 other designs as digital billboards along different points on Route 9 in Saratoga County. Those top ten student designs (in no particular order) are:

  1. Olivia Croteau
  2. Madeline Franklin
  3. Grace Gleason
  4. Kassia Filardi-Mcgovern
  5. Brianna Kubicki
  6. Max Pryzbek
  7. Elysia Shannon
  8. Connor Martin
  9. William Jewell
  10. Mason Snider

The students were also provided t-shirts donated by Earl B Feiden Appliance and Embroidery and More. Both companies have watched and assisted with this event over the years and this year contributed a little more to commemorate the 20th anniversary. The winning design for the shirts was Olivia Croteau with Page McGovern and Julianna Hopko as the runners up.

“I’m just so proud of the students.” said Graphic Design teacher and event organizer, Julia Miller. “They took images at all times of the day with props alongside friends and family, then edited and adjusted the work until they were satisfied. They really gave this project their all!”

To see more of Shenendehowa High School student artwork, visit the Visual Arts page for talented student work ranging from the studio level to drawing/painting, media arts, 3D and more.

View photos from yesterday’s event. 

View the unveiling of the big moment here.

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