I am so excited and honored to have won this year’s Lake Fest T-Shirt Design contest. Lake Fest is one of the biggest outdoor festivals in the eastern US, with over 100,000 visitors last year.
The winning design is below along with the article published in the newspapers. I’ll post some more photos when I get a shirt in my hands, which should be sometime in July.
As published in the The News-Progress and South Hill Enterprise:
“[Clarksville] Michael Jancart of Nelson, VA was named the winning artist of the official 2011 Lakesfest logo contest on March 15. Jancart was awarded $250 for his entry by Linda Williams, Executive Director of the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce.
A five-member judging committee chose his original graphic design from multiple entries created in watercolor, oil, and other art medium.
According to the winning artist, “I wanted to take the most iconic parts, the most memorable events, the staples if you will, of Lakefest and create a clean, modern design that people would see and like,” said Jancart. “I wanted it to be something fun and lively, but not overdone, so I went with a minimal color palette, solid shapes and easy to read type,” added Jancart. The winning graphic is comprised of five colors—gold, blue, black, white and gray; the hot-air balloons and fireworks cleverly exemplify two important activities of the three-day event.
Jancart is a resident of Nelson and owner of Stand Still Designs; additionally, he currently serves as the Chamber’s Webmaster. He was born and raised near Pittsburg, PA and has lived in Ohio and North Carolina before settling in Nelson two years ago. He has attended four Lakefest events and is looking forward to this year’s activities.
The winner attended the Art Institute of Pittsburg, LIFE Bible College, and graduated from Liberty University with a BS, Magna Cum Laude, in Communication Studies/Graphic Design. Four years ago, he created Stand Still Designs; his services include web design, illustrations and graphic and print design. To view information and activities regarding his company, go online at www.michaljancart.com.
His plans for the prize money, you ask? He is planning to share the reward—first, he’ll take his wife and three daughters out to dinner; the remainder will be put towards a new all-in-one printer/scanner/copier for his office.
Jancart’s winning design will be featured on the official 2011 t-shirts and all other promotional event materials for the July 14-16 event.”