Local Winners Announced for Cardboard Competition

Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity announces 2012 Cut it Out Cardboard Competition winners.
April 19, 2012 - PRLog -- Dallas, TX (www.eandhweek.org): A gala at One Arts Plaza on Sunday April 15 provided a viewing of unique upcycled and recycled items created from everyday cardboard.  The highlight of the reception was the announcement of the winners of the Cut It Out Cardboard Competition, sponsored by the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity.  
Dallas-area winners are as follows:
In the children’s category 10 and under for art, Gillian Lebowitz won 1st Place for her “Dolphin” sculpture;  in the object category,  Jacob Treadwell won for “Aquarium”; and in the 10 -14 year old category, Scott Wang took 1st Place for “House.” Winners in the children’s category were awarded a pizza party and a cash donation to their school.
In the adult category: Emily Plunkett won for “Ukulele,” an actual working instrument; Lacey Treadwell for a cardboard necklace made from cereal boxes; Ali Golzad  for “Tenzin Gyatso” (Dalai Lama); Carly Kubacak for “Ship”; Matthew Bolanos for “Chair”; and Stan Green for “iPad Case.”
The grand prize winner is Ali Golzad for his work “Ashegan.” Ali receives a trip for two to “Cardboardia,” Scotland, UK, a Russian collaborative art project that creates temporary communities built entirely out of cardboard.
In addition, the exhibit, on display through April 30, showcases cardboard creations from various artists:  Austin-Mergold’s Bowler Hat, Wil Natzel’s Giant Squid on a Stick and Night Bloom Prototype; Michael Leavitt’s Air Jordan and a collection of shoes; and Randy Harrill’s Giant Trees.
The contest occurred in coordination with the annual celebration of Engineering & Humanity Week which provides in-depth exposure to global economics, cultural awareness, collaborative leadership, and principles of sustainability.  The cardboard competition is one of many events and exhibits for the week, and in many ways captures the spirit of innovation that is often found in the developing world.
 Engineering & Humanity Week is sponsored by Hunter and Stephanie Hunt, the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering, and co-hosted with the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Center.
For further details, to attend any of the events or to interview speakers, please contact:
Linda Mastaglio – 903.312.8651 – Linda@twi-pr.com
Alternate Contact: Tracy O’Day – 206. 200.5160– tracy@tracyoday.com
About the Hunt Institute
The Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity, located in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, is focused on using technological innovation and market-based solutions to address the needs of those living in poverty. The Hunt Institute strives to bring together the most talented minds from engineering, science, business, international development and global economics, and combine their efforts with market forces to improve the standard of living for the world’s most impoverished communities. It focuses on access to clean water; creating affordable shelter; hygiene education and promotion; access to energy; and meeting basic infrastructure needs.
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