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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 20, 2010

Winning design chosen for annual user's guide cover art contest

Winning cover art entry

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Michael Bumpus, a junior interactive digital media: visual imaging major from Omaha, Neb., has won the 2010 Information Systems Take the Cover Art Challenge Contest.

The cover art contest aims to draw attention to the User's Guide, which provides students with important information about campus computing resources, guidelines and policies, and to give students professional experience in the design field, which they can use to enhance their portfolios and resumes.

Twelve student designers submitted covers to the art contest. The submissions were critiqued and voted on by a panel of judges that included representatives from the fine arts department, the information systems department, the office of University Relations and the Center for Information Technology in Education.

Judges narrowed the submissions to two potential covers belonging to Bumpus and Donald Simon, a senior interactive digital media: visual imaging major from St. Louis. More than 350 votes were cast during a campus-wide voting period to determine the winner.

Bumpus's cover will be used for the front cover of the "2010-2011 Computer User's Guide," which has a distribution of about 1,700 and is given free-of-charge to all incoming freshman, select faculty and administrative staff.

As the winner of the cover art contest, Bumpus will have his name listed in the acknowledgements section and back cover of the User's Guide. Bumpus also will receive a certificate of accomplishment along with 4-gig USB flash drive and two finished copies of the User's Guide for his portfolio.

The annual contest is sponsored by the information systems department, in cooperation with the fine arts department, the Center for Information Technology in Education and the office of University Relations.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468