Honors and awards await those who seek them


Computer Graphic Technology Student Show seeks student work

By Michele Dimond, Writing Fellow

Schoolcraft College’s Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) is sending out a siren call for participants for the 2017 CGT Student Show. This year’s show will be held April 14-24 inside the Bradner Library, but the March 31 deadline for submissions is quickly approaching.
Every year the North end of the Bradner Library is transformed into an art gallery where students, staff, faculty and community members can view the crème de la crème of student work in graphic arts, web interactive media, 3D and video, or photography. Photographs, websites, animations, videos, and print work created with programs in the Adobe Creative Suite are some examples of what viewers will see in the show.
This is a magnificent opportunity for students to show their work to an audience other than their classes. The show is open to all students who submit work in the previously mentioned categories. However, not all submissions will appear in the show. The show is “juried,” meaning the artwork showcased as part of the Student Show will be carefully selected by CGT instructors and other industry specialists who will diligently review submitted work.
Involvement in a juried show looks admirable on resumes and an exceptional way for students to showcase their work to family, friends and community members.
Submission process
Students may submit as many pieces as they wish; however, they must be work created for a class after last year’s student show. Students may not resubmit previous works whether or not they had been previously selected.
To submit work, students are required to visit cgtatschoolcraft.com/show. Here, they must fill out an electronic registration form and a printed version of a submission form to attach to the back of their original artwork. While on a computer, students will also navigate to the CGT folders on the school’s server and drop their original artwork files in the appropriate folder located inside the student show submissions folder. Online submissions must be in the original program’ file format with a .pdf.
After online submission, students are required to print their piece to be displayed if selected. Artwork sizes for each category is at the discretion of students, but they must fit on black mat board sized to 15×20, 16×20, 32×20 or 30×20. Images may be easily mounted by using Schoolcraft’s EZ Tac system which applies a moveable adhesive to the back of images. See cgtatschoolcraft.com for the hours of operation.
Students who are submitting a web interactive or video should print the most important frames from the piece and mount them to display. The original videos and websites will also be a part of the jurying process. Matted work must be given to any CGT professor by Friday, March 31 to be considered for the show.
Award opportunities
As if the experience alone is not enough, participants in the show also have the chance to win awards for their outstanding work. One student will be awarded best of show and there will be a single “best of” winner for each of the three CGT disciplines and photography. The award ceremony will be held on April 21, 2017, in the Bradner Library during the opening night reception. Time of the event is yet to be determined.
Do not miss out on this exciting opportunity to have work displayed amongst many other talented students.

CGT Student Show Posters
CGT students were asked to vote on the three CGT Student Show Posters; the winning poster’s design will be used to promote the Student Show and Award Ceremony. (Images courtesy of the Practical Application Class, CGT 250)