Queens Student Wins Logo Design Competition Hosted By Baruch College

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New York, NY, July 7, 2011 --As part of its New York City High School Journalism Collaborative, Baruch College’s Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions hosted a logo design competition for The Newsies! -- the city’s only high school journalism awards.

Students were encouraged to design a logo that incorporates the nature of the awards: celebrating high quality student journalism in New York City. Kris Kiger, Managing Director of Visual Design at the digital advertising agency R/GA, was the key judge for the logo competition and chose Leo Mancini from Townsend Harris High School in Queens as the contest winner.

“It was so great to see students coming up with conceptual design ideas to represent the program,” said Kiger. “Leo’s mark was the one that simply conveyed the meaning and concept of the program. It also had a lot of potential for application in many different mediums and contexts.”

Mancini’s winning logo (featured below) will be part of all official Newsies! materials including the application, Web site, press release and program guide.

New York City public school teachers and advisers who are interested in submitting entries for the journalism competition are encouraged to nominate and submit entries on behalf of their students. All entries for the competition must be received through the application form by September 23, 2011 and can be submitted at: http://nycnewsies.wufoo.com/forms/2011-new-york-high-school-newsies/

The NYC High School Journalism Collaborative receives support from the Harnisch Foundation and is part of the Harnisch Collaborative Future of Journalism Projects which is led by Professor Geanne Rosenberg.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Manny Romero, 646-660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu