Harrington College of Design Announces Best of Show Award in The Holga Challenge Competition

December 02, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Harrington College of Design Announces Best of Show Award in
The Holga Challenge Competition

CHICAGO, IL — Harrington College of Design Digital Photography student, Jonathon Webber of Valparaiso Indiana received overall Best of Show in The Holga Challenge. The photography competition, which was open to all Harrington students, faculty and staff, was developed by Dirk Fletcher, department chair for the digital photography (DP) program at Harrington.

Participants in The Holga Challenge were given a Holga camera and film with 24 hours to shoot 12 pictures from which to select their one favorite. “One of my instructors at Harrington encouraged me to participate,” said Webber. “Being limited to twelve shots has taught me to be more selective in subject matter and framing. That kind of selectivity required a lot of advance planning on my part.”

Other student finalists included Amy Avila, Amber Hackett, Jolene Taschner, and Citlali Quintana. The Holga Challenge was sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), CSW Film Systems of Chicago, Calumet Photographic, Helix Photo and Legion Paper. Photo entries were judged by Peter Bosy, photographer and Harrington instructor; Ron Gould, Photographer, ASMP board member and Harrington College of Design Instructor; John Laning from Calumet Photographic; Erik Parks, president of Harrington College of Design; David B. Seide, photographer and ASMP Chicago president; Bryan Styer; Harrington College of Design Director of IT; and Robert Tolchin, photographer and Harrington College of Design instructor.

Winners received Holga cameras, courtesy of Helix Photo, and 20 rolls of film donated by Calumet Photographic.
About Harrington College of Design
Harrington College of Design, committed to creating the next generation of design professionals to lead and serve the global community, is a four-year college that offers flexible scheduling for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interior Design or Digital Photography and a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design. Founded in 1931, the college celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

Located at 200 W. Madison St., Harrington seeks to foster an environment that maximizes students’ intellectual and artistic potential. The majority of the faculty is practicing interior designers, architects, photographers and fine art professionals. Harrington is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Harrington is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Harrington is recognized as a private college by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The College is authorized by that board to confer baccalaureate and associate degrees. The bachelor of fine arts degree program in interior design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly known as the Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research (FIDER).

For more information, call 312.939.4975 or visit www.harringtoncollege.com.

Nelson Sears Harrington College of Design