St. Edward's University announces Student Ad Contest winner First prize: a year of free tuition Winner: Canyon High School Student
Shehan will be surprised with the award on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at 9 a.m. at the Canyon High School auditorium. Representatives from St. Edward's will be at Canyon High School to present Shehan with her award. At Canyon High School, Shehan is ranked ‘number one' out of 205 with a GPA of 101.06897.
St. Edward's announced the first contest in the fall of 2004. The "Learn to Think" Student Ad Contest challenged high school students to design an original ad in the style of the university's award-winning advertising campaign
(www.studentadcontest.com/ad_gallery.html) that playfully contrasts dynamic, real-world situations against actual university course titles.
This year's contest generated more than 13,000 visitors to the contest webpage (www.studentadcontest.com). Shehan's winning entry, "American Dilemmas" (see pdf file) was chosen from more than 150 entries.
"The ad cleverly captures the spirit of the campaign and reveals the unique, thoughtful nature of St. Edward's educational philosophy," said Robyn Ross, associate director of admission. "The ad truly provokes thought about the luxuries in the American way of life as a dilemma."
Willem Stockton, of Rockdale, TX, the second-place winner, will receive a Dell™ Inspiron™ Notebook with DVD/CD burner for his entry, "Genetics." (see pdf file) Marcos Lopez of El Paso, TX, earned third place and a Sony DVD/CD player & DVD collection for his entry, "Human Anatomy and Physiology." (see pdf file) Honorable mentions were awarded to Lauren Chavez, Elizabeth Chen and Gibson Hall of Houston, TX; Bailey Perkins of Spicewood, TX; and Amanda Fuentes of San Antonio, TX.
Originally launched in September 2001, the St. Edward's image ads have produced significant positive results in terms of awareness and reputation. In addition, the campaign has garnered several awards, including a Gold Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the national awards for advertising in higher education circles; Best In Show for the overall campaign from the Admissions Marketing Report.