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EMU Digital Media Grad Receives Design Prize

Posted on June 24th, 2010

EMU graduate Lindsey Grosh
2010 EMU graduate Lindsey Grosh (Photo by Jim Bishop)

Lindsey J. Grosh, who graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in photography with minors in TESL and Spanish, is a regional winner in a nationwide contest, “Art for the Long Haul,” sponsored by Celadon Trucking Services.

She received a $500 prize for a design she submitted for the company’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Grosh got the pleasant news upon returning to her York, Pa., home following EMU graduation ceremonies on May 2.

Celadon Trucking, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., ranks as one of North America’s largest truckload carriers with some 4,000 employees and operating roughly 3,300 tractors and 10,000 trailers.

Grosh’s winning entry, intended for display on the side of the company’s tractor trailers, was several photos of piglets from a black-and-white photography project on her family’s farm. She merged the photos into a panoramic design.

EMU graduate Lindsey Grosh's winning design
A portion of Lindsey Grosh’s winning design in the Celadon Trucking Services student art contest.

“I submitted my design in February, and hadn’t heard anything before school ended,” Grosh said. “I came home and opened a letter naming me as winner of the Northeast region of the U.S. I was quite surprised and pleased.

“I was really delighted with the photographs and got a lot of positive feedback [in class],” Grosh said.

“I think it’s neat that Celadon held this contest just for the sake of supporting the arts,” Grosh added. “The money came at a great time, as I am currently looking for work back home in Pennsylvania. I am hoping to use my photography skills, perhaps working in a studio or for a small company as their media/communication person.”

Internship provided real-world experience

Grosh interned in EMU’s marketing and communications department throughout her senior year.

She’s credited with a number of photos used in marketing materials and on the university website’s many photo galleries of life on campus.

As a senior she was also one of three student video bloggers on the university website.

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