Tallahassee, FL. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) student Brittany Barr has won the design contest for both, the Walt Disney World Florida Classic Battle of the Bands presented by State Farm and game day.
"All of us here in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) congratulate and applaud Brittany for this recognition," said Dr. James Hawkins, dean of FAMU's SJGC. "The award reflects the skill sets we seek to provide our students and it will motivate others to achieve greatness."
Barr, a 21-year-old Jacksonville native and senior graphic design major in the SJGC, said she heard about the contest while sitting in class.
“I’m excited to have the winning design in both areas of the contest,” she said. “The exposure I’ll get from winning is the best prize.”
Barr’s design was chosen from a pool of about 10 graphic design students from FAMU and Bethune-Cookman University. In addition to having her work featured on thousands of programs, Barr won two tickets to the football game and exposure on the official website for the game at www.floridaclassic.org.
Bradford Gillens, the Florida Classic assistant, said Barr’s design embodied what the classic is all about.
“She did an excellent job designing and paid special attention to detail, which is what put her design over the top,” he said. “Brittany’s design incorporated all aspects of the classic, from the band, football players and even our sponsor. Although we were choosing from a very competitive field, we really felt that Brittany’s design was the best.”
- 30 -