Seven judges gathered in the Hacienda Business Park Community Room on February 13 to contemplate the wall full of colorful posters before them. The posters were created by amateur artists competing in the Pleasanton Transportation Poster Contest sponsored by Hacienda Business Park.
Judges Lilly Ault, Pleasanton Pathways; Steve Donaldson, Bay Graphics; Mayor Ken Mercer; Councilwoman Karin Mohr; Joe Podrasky, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; Fin Truebridge, Valley Times, and Sarah Warnick of the Herald and News had quite a dilemma on their hands; to choose a winner from the 28 creative entries.
With the judging complete, Debra Cooper of Pleasanton was announced the Grand Prize winner at an awards presentation in the Community Room on February 26. Debra’s poster, with the slogan “Band Together Going To Work,” was judged the best written and visual message, as well as its overall composition.
Debra won $100 for her entry. Her poster will also be reproduced professionally and used by employers to promote commuting alternatives. Her design consists of a marching band riding in a vehicle and is illustrated in blue and yellow.
There were also cash awards for first, second, and third place in each of the two divisions: age 18 and under, and 19 and over. All of the winners in the under 19 division were Foothill High students who designed posters on assignment from their instructor, Mel Friedman. Third place went to Dave Evans, $25; second to Thomas Clennan, $50; and in First Place was Florence Pagaduan who won $75 for her entry.
In the 19 and over division, Anthony Gomes won $25 for his third place entry; Carolyn Lee placed second for $50, and Fay Smith captured first place for the $75 prize.
For more information on the poster contest or the transportation project, call Karen Fraser-Middleton at 463-9040.
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March 11, 1985 Pathways