Champlain AIGA Announces Winners of Poster Design Contest

The AIGA student group at Champlain College will host an on-campus showing of the winning six concert posters designed by Champlain students on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business & Technology lobby area from 4:30-5:45 p.m. The professionally screen-printed posters on display will be available for $20 each to benefit the AIGA student design club.

The winning posters emerged from the Champlain AIGA held a screen-printing poster design contest held in October for all design students. The theme of the contest to create concert posters for a band or artist of the designer's choice.

"It was very open ended, as we wanted the maximum creative abilities," stated Chris Erickson '13, president of the AIGA Student Club. "The purpose was to create original artwork that related to the band they chose, so for this competition the focus was more on the art aspect rather than the design, although the two do go hand in hand.

Final submissions were printed and displayed in the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business & Technology, where students, faculty and staff could see the posters before voting in an online survey. The results of the poster competition were announced in early November, including people's and judges' choice winners.

Senior designers Erik Peterson and Leo Listi from JDK Design, Alex Crothers from Higher Ground, and Kaitlyn Bouchard from Driven Studios were judges and awarded the following six students scholarships to attend the ISKRA silk-screening workshop later this year:

  • Christine Lawton (Mae)
  • Stephanie Dale (The Naked and Famous)
  • Mark Landauer (Oni)
  • Sarah Gingras (Lana Del Rey)
  • Chris Erickson (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros — 
tree design)
  • Brian Culmo (Hostage Calm)

The "People's Choice" award went to Stephanie Dale for entry "The Naked and Famous." Jake Caggige's entry "Red & Meth" was second. Each will receive a gift certificate for Higher Ground.

In addition to the silk-screening workshop scholarship, all winners received AIGA memberships.

  • Phish by Jake Centofranchi
  • The Shins by Rosie Strom
  • Skyrockers by Janina Hartley
  • The Moms by Devin Carter
  • Odd Future by Noah Limanek
  • Neon Indian by Elliott Lutton
  • Make Do and Mend by Samantha Armstrong
  • Memphis Mayfire by Brandon Griggs
  • Grizzly Bear by Kevin Potter
  • Kid Cudi by Sean Widman
  • Mae by Christine Lawton
  • The Naked and Famous by Stephanie Dale
  • Oni by Mark Landauer
  • Lana Del Rey by Sarah Gingras
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros tree design by Chris Erickson
  • Hostage Calm by Brian Culmo
  • Butthole Surfers by Connal Wortman
  • Gang Colours by Ryan Forde
  • Eisley by Jamie Henning
  • Dagwood by Brandon Cohen
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros zebra design by Elliot Schneider
  • Belle Sebastian by Chris Norris
  • Animal Collective by Kelsey Belcourt
  • Cat Power by Chas Truslow
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow by Jane Adams
  • Beach House by Lindsey DeBerry
  • Red Meth by Jake Caggige
  • We Came As Romans by Casey Bertrand

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit