Press release from the Three Rivers Festival:
Three Rivers Festival Button Contest Winner
(February 3, 2010) Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival is excited to announce the winner of ourÂ 42nd annual Souvenir Button design contest. Over 30 excellent and creative entriesÂ were received to illustrate this year’s Festival theme, “Fun in the Sun!” .
The winning design was submitted by Jimmie Trotter, III. Mr. Trotter is a student atÂ Anthis Career Center. Karen Gillie, the instructor for the Entrepreneurship and GraphicÂ Design class encouraged all students to compete in the design contest. StudentsÂ researched previous button designs and considered this year’s theme, as they preparedÂ submissions.
Mr. Trotter is from Fort Wayne and graduated from Elmhurst High School. He plans toÂ attend the International Business College for an Associates Degree in Graphic Design.
Mr. Trotter’s design will be used extensively throughout the Three Rivers Festival printÂ and electronic advertising, and will be showcased on the 2010 Festival Souvenir Button.Â He will also receive a VIP bundle of Three Rivers Festival merchandise and theÂ opportunity to participate in the Opening Day Parade and Art in the Park.
The 2010 TRF Festival Souvenir Button will soon be available for purchase at manyÂ Fort Wayne locations. Button sales help support many Festival events including theÂ opening day Parade, Art in the Park, Children’s Fest, Super Seniors Day and the