The 2008 design competition, Earth Day, Every Day, was developed by AATCC's 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, 2008 at the AATCC Technical Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA.
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
1st Place: Everything Goes Around Comes Around by Hyun M. Koh, Rhode Island School of Design
2nd Place: Wool You Be Mine? by Monica Ogrodowski, Rhode Island School of Design
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
1st Place: Save the African Safari by Allie Thielens, Cornell University
2nd Place: Natural Beauty by Casey Bianco, Virginia Commonwealth University
Carrie Yates, Cotton Incorporated
Genevieve Garland, North Carolina State University Nonwovens Institute
Jeana Fitzgerald, Cotton Incorporated
Kerry King, [TC]2