WINDY CITY TIMES
|Ravinia poster competition chooses first international winner
From a press release
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Ravinia's Womens Board today announced their first-ever international winner to the annual Ravinia poster competition. The winning Untitled poster came from 18-year-old Teodora Ĺ Ä‡epanoviÄ‡, a senior at The School of Design Bogdan Suput in Novi Sad, Serbia. She will receive a $1,000 cash prize and her design will be featured in the promotion of the upcoming 2016 Ravinia season, distributed among hundreds of Chicagoland stores and public spaces and sold exclusively at Ravinia Gifts. This year's runner-ups include submissions from Craig Ostrowski of Nappanee, IN and Sydney Patton of Indianapolis, IN; both of whom are students at Ball State University. They were awarded$500 and $250 prizes, respectively.
After discovering the competition online as part of a class assignment, Teodora recounts "— at first I played with the motifs I had chosen trying to combine them within a dynamic composition. Then, my professor's suggestion really helped me move forward with my design; he suggested I think open-mindedly of my object and try to think of them in a way Picasso might have thought when creating his famous piece 'Three musicians'. During a part of the creative process, I was lacking inspiration and my design was suffering only minor changes to it when I started exploring more cubism artworks. That research inspired me to bring my design to a finished state."
The annual poster and its principal design become a distinctive signature of the Ravinia season. It conveys the rich experience of enjoying outstanding musical performances in North America's oldest outdoor summer music venue and incorporates design principles appropriate for promotional purposes and commercial display. To see work from previous winners, please visit Ravinia.org/Page/Poster. Ravinia Festival is a not-for-profit organization.
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