Winners announced for hoarding design challenge

by | Jan 25, 2014 | A&E

Nick Jean
A&E Reporter

Visitors to Humber College North Campus will be enjoying a splash of colour amidst the grey winter gloom.

About 50 people braved the chilly weather Jan. 14, for the official unveiling of the LRC (Learning Resource Commons) Hoarding Design Challenge winners.

Andrew Leopold, Associate Director of Public Relations and Communications said the Marketing and Communications department oversaw the Challenge.

Leopold said winners were selected based on the artwork and their corresponding written rationales themselves as well as how they fit the themes of the contest.

Rani Dhaliwal, Humber’s vice president of finance and administrative services introduced the themes as their corresponding winners, all students at Humber, at the ceremony. They are:

-Collaboration and Connection, won by Wesley Francis for “Together We are an Ocean”

-Community, won by Detia Tungga for “Elliptical Community”

-Diversity, won by Kate Stangl for “Same Sun”

-Student Success, won by David Thompson for “Destinations” and Brena Johnson for “Possibilities” (tied)

A sixth design by the children of Humber’s Child Care Centre was also unveiled.

“It was amazing,” said Stangl, 21, a first year student in the tourism management program, describing her reaction when she found out she won.

“I was in class when they called me. I ran out of my class and my teacher was like ‘Where are you going?’ and I was like, ‘I won!’”

The winning designs will remain mounted on the 122 metres of grey plywood lining the north side of the LRC site until the current phase of construction finishes some time in 2015, Dhaliwal said.

Winners also received a framed copy of their artwork, a certificate from Humber, a letter from Whitaker and $500 in their choice of a tuition credit or a gift card to the book store, Leopold said.

No decisions have been made as to what will happen to the artwork after construction is completed, Dhaliwal said.