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AATCC Names Design Competition Finalists

125 Entries Received in 5th Annual Event

The American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC) received 125 entries, representing 38 different educational institutions, in its fifth annual design competition.

The competition was developed by the AATCC's Concept 2 Consumer (C2C) Interest Group for design and retail-related textile professionals, and the Computer Integrated Textile Design Association (CITDA).

The 10 finalists are:

Fabric Design Finalists

  • Blossoming Botanics by Katie Carroll, Rhode Island School of Design

  • Florafest by Chelsea Plumb, Rhode Island School of Design

  • Haystacks by Katie Stone, North Carolina State University

  • Let Freedom Reign by Miranda Shilati, Syracuse University

  • Pattern in Architecture by Eleanor Hoffman, North Carolina State University

Product Design Finalists

  • Footsteps Maternity by Erika Neumayer, Dominican University

  • Sleepy Secrets by Anna Johnson, Dominican University

  • Sustainable by Stephanie A. Franchetti, Albright College

  • Sweet Snowflakes by Wesley Kathryn Woods, Auburn University

  • Urban Posh by Rachel Jenkins and Tricia Schinnerer, Radford University

These students will be sent instructions on submitting story boards and products for judging, which will take place on March 25 at the AATCC Technical Center.

Winners will be announced on March 31. Winners will receive cash awards of $1,000 for First Place and $500 for Second Place in each category and a complimentary student registration for the 2010 AATCC International Conference.

First place winners will also receive a complimentary copy of Pantone's Color Passport, pantone.com.

The First Place winner of the Product Design category will also win a trip to Goa, India, to compete for the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) International Colour and Textile Award, June 25–26.

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