NTCC to host 10th annual McGraw-Hill Poster Contest
The 10th annual Northeast Texas Community College McGraw-Hill Poster Contest is set for Friday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts. This contest recognizes and rewards creative student scholarship in Northeast Texas. Area high school seniors, college and university students are welcome to compete. Prizes range from $100 for fourth place to $400 for first place. Around 20 community judges will determine a project’s contribution to scholarship, its persuasiveness and the quality of the poster’s overall appearance.
The event is made possible by a Whatley Employee Enhancement Grant, Jerald and Mary Lou Mowery, the McGraw Hill Education corporation, and Friends of Honors at NTCC who have made poster-judging a part of the spring academic scene in our area.
NTCC Presidential Scholars have dominated the contest in recent years. In 2011, a non-honors history major, Jared Adams, won first place. Since then, Isaac Griffin (2012), Stephani Calderon (2013), Noah Griffin (2014) Kayleah Cumpian (2015), Cassia Rose (2016) and William Jones (2017) have won the top prizes. Four of the recent winners were also able to gain extremely competitive national awards such as the Guistwhite, the Jack Kent Cooke award, and the All-USA Team.
The 20 scholars of Honors Northeast will compete. Other students wishing to enter the contest should send an abstract of 100 words to Dr. Andrew Yox, Honors Director, at email@example.com explaining why their project represents an original work of scholarship by noon on April 25. Yox can also offer advice and help regarding posters and protocol for the one-hour contest. The winners will be announced at 11 a.m. in the Whatley Foyer on April 27, soon after the judging.
Visitors are welcome to learn from the contestants. Admission is free. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Dr. Yox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-434-8229. The winners of previous poster contests and a new video to help judges better prepare for the event can be found at www.ntcc.edu/honorsposters.