Student projects selected for show in New York

Commerce – Four Texas A&M University-Commerce communication art projects will be competing against some of the world's best student designs and advertisements at the 2010 One Show College Competition in New York. The competition is part of the 2010 One Show Festival which takes place May 10-16.

"The One Show is a life-changing event for our students where they are recognized for their achievements," said Joe Daun, A&M-Commerce art department head. "They also get to meet some of the biggest players in advertising."

The A&M-Commerce projects are up for awards in Online Ad Campaign, Integrated Branding Campaign and Print Campaign. Judges from across the nation will view each piece of artwork and award the winners with the coveted One Show Pencil. In addition, 30 pieces of student work have been chosen to represent A&M-Commerce in the One Show Student Exhibition on Tuesday, May 11.

"We are competing in a rarefied international community that features work from international powerhouses such as The Bergs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden, and the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York," Daun said.

The One Show competition exists to promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. It remains the pinnacle of achievement by showcasing the world's best work, and exists to educate and inspire students of the business.

"Anytime that a department raises the name recognition of the university in a positive way, it adds value to the degree," Daun said. "I think it is important that people perceive that Commerce stands for excellence."