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SI Student Show

APRIL 29, 2008
Jeremy Enecio, MICA, $5,000 Award in Memory of Arthur Zankel/Illustration Academy Award-7 week program
I am privileged to announce that after over a year’s worth of planning and work, the new Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibition is now up and the opening reception is Friday, May 2nd at 6PM.  There is no admission fee.  This year we are giving away approximately $50,000 in scholarship money to illustration students from all over the country!  We had a GREAT line-up of 25 wonderful judges including Brian Stauffer, Jim Bennett, Coco Masuda, and Greg Manchess to name only a few.
The judging this year was handled a little differently. Instead of schools entering this competition with slides as they have been for probably over 20 years, schools are now entering their students work using a new digital upload/judging system.  This new system couldn’t have been possible without the help of our favorite men behind the curtain, Robert Zimmerman and Joshua Carpenter of BugLogic.  Zimm and I have been going back and forth since the beginning of last year try to create a viable, workable and modern system for this competition and possibly the other competitions in the future at the Society….and it friggin’ rocks!  Thank you Zimm and Josh!
Take a look at the portal and art:  www.soicompetitions.org
Also, as a follow up, the Annual Auction was a huge hit and thank you to all my friends and Drawgerites for submitting work at the last minute.  I don’t have any actual numbers in front of me but as I understand it, we broke last year’s numbers!  On behalf of the Education Committee, thank you….the students will be grateful!
If you are in the New York area, a student, a professional iller, art director or designer, please come down to the Society Friday night.  The art is amazing!