AATCC Announces
2008 C2C®/CITDA Design Competition Winners

The American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC) recently completed its fourth annual design competition, Earth Day, Every Day, developed by its Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C) interest group and the Computer Integrated Textile Design Association (CITDA).

AATCC received 140 entries from 25 institutions worldwide. Final judging took place May 5 at the AATCC Technical Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA. Judges were Carrie Yates, Cotton Incorporated; Genevieve Garland, North Carolina State University Nonwovens Institute; Jeana Fitzgerald, Cotton Incorporated; and Kerry King, [TC]2.

The winners were announced at the C2C interest group meeting on May 8. All winning entries will receive cash awards of US$1,000 for first place and US$500 for second place, plus complimentary student registration for the 2009 AATCC International Conference (IC), to be held March 10-12 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., USA.

One of the five finalists in the Apparel Design, Product Design category was also randomly selected for a trip to Bradford, England to participate in the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) Global Design Competition last month. Casey Bianco of Virginia Commonwealth University was selected for that honor.

Interior/Outdoor Design Category, Fabric Design Sub-category Winners

Apparel Design Category, Fabric Design Sub-category Finalists  

  • 1st Place—Green with the Wind by Jessica Murphy, Syracuse University
  • 2nd Place—Iris by Jessica Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University

Apparel Design Category, Product Design Sub-category Finalists 

**Winner of trip to Bradford, England to compete as the USA representative for the SDC Colour and Design Award 2008