The Nature Generation
February 22, 2010
For the past several years Loudoun Valley High School graphic design students have participated in promotional poster design competitions for various Newton Marasco Foundation events. Students have also helped develop a project logo. Currently, LVHS students are preparing entries for the “Through Our Eyes” Photo Contest. This partnership has provided students invaluable “real world” experiences with client relationships and the design process, as well as expanded understanding of environmental issues. Students are presented with poster objectives, client preferences and event background during an initial meeting with members of the NMF staff. After further research and brain storming, students present their designs for review and feedback. The final adjusted designs are submitted for judging. The rewards for this project go far beyond the winners monetary award and recognition. Each student develops valuable communication skills, self-confidence and appreciation the designers place in the business world. Through the research required to produce their designs, students explore environmental issues and consider how they can help promote awareness leading to positive change.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the enthusiasm I have witnessed in my students for the art and science involved in the NMF projects.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
encourage even more student participation within the Loudoun Valley Cluster and...the World!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I coordinate activities for NMF poster design competitions with my Graphic Design and Photography classes at Loudoun Valley High School.