STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Public Schools recently announced that Stamford High School freshman Maggie Meister, a student of art teacher Module Downer, was named the Best in Show winner of the SPS STEMfest Logo Design Contest.
The winning logo will be used to promote the fourth annual Stamford STEMfest, a day of free science, technology, engineering and math activities for all students and their families at Mill River Park on Saturday, May 20.
In addition to the Best in Show winner, three honorable mentions were selected—one for each school level—elementary, middle and high. Honorable mention logos will appear on signs at STEMfest representing activities suitable for students at those levels.
The students who received honorable mention were the following:
- Mia Santana and Kripa Roa, Grade 3, Springdale — Honorable Mention Elementary (art teacher: Susan Ramsey).
- Brian Smith, Grade 7, Scofield Magnet— Honorable Mention Middle School (art teacher: Jennifer Robertson).
- Bevy Rutledge, Grade 12, Stamford High— Honorable Mention High School (art teacher: Module Downer).
“The contest was created as an engaging and clever way to develop a new logo for STEMfest while incorporating the arts into the process,” said SPS Superintendent Earl Kim. “Congratulations to the winning students and their art teachers. I look forward to seeing these unique designs on signs throughout STEMfest.”
The contest was judged by UConn Digital Media students Gabe Ortiz, Sergio Pineda and Emily Serven, and Custom Sign Solutions President Virgil Williams. The judges reviewed more than 50 entries that were each rated on originality, representation of STEM, readability and overall appeal.
In addition to having her logo emblazoned on all materials for STEMfest, the Best in Show winner will receive receive a $10 gift card from Jerry’s Artarama, an art supply store in Norwalk, and a $100 gift card from Thermo Fisher Scientific, an innovative technology company.
Honorable mentions will each receive a $10 gift certificate from Jerry’s Artarama, and a $50 gift certificate from Thermo Fisher Scientific.
The winners, their families and art teachers will be invited to the Jan. 24, Board of Education meeting to receive their prizes.