Two Winners In CMU Christmas Card Contest

A President’s Office holiday tradition

Central Methodist University President Roger Drake poses with the winners of his annual Christmas Card Contest, Mikaela Lewis, a sophomore music education major from Harrisburg, and Taylor Ellebracht, a freshman biology major from Boonville. A great amount of artistic effort went into every design, but only two students could be named winners of the Central Methodist University President’s Christmas Card Contest – a tradition that began just last year.

For many years, the CMU President’s Office has sent out Christmas cards, but it was not until last year’s contest that the card was designed by a Central student.

All current CMU students were given the opportunity to participate in the contest, which offered a $100 cash prize and art placement in the permanent collection of CMU’s Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art.

Last year, only one student was chosen as the winner, but this year’s impressive submissions forced the selection committee to declare a tie in the contest, thus announcing two winners. 

Mikaela Lewis, a sophomore music education major from Harrisburg, will have her artwork displayed on the President’s annual Christmas card. She created a watercolor of CMU’s iconic T. Berry Smith Hall.

Taylor Ellebracht, a freshman biology major from Boonville, will have her artwork displayed on the President’s annual Christmas party invitation. It is a graphic design of a Christmas tree composed of CMU Eagle logos.

Designs

 

Posted November 11, 2016

 
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