HGTC Digital Arts Student Wins National Design Competition
Amber Ford wins Phi Theta Kappa t-shirt design competition, $500 scholarship.
(Conway) March. 9, 2018 – Early College High School student Amber Ford placed first in a t-shirt design competition for Phi Theta Kappa’s national conference, PTK Catalyst 2018. Ford also won a $500 scholarship and will be recognized at the conference April 19-21, in Kansas City, MO.
Ford is the secretary of Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Alpha Nu Sigma, and is enrolled in the graphic design program at HGTC.
As she was working on her design, Ford says she discovered Kansas City is known for its roller coasters and jazz music.
“Phi Theta Kappa is the ride of a lifetime and jazz music is so powerful and important to history. I thought this would be a perfect concept for the t-shirt design,” she said.
“As a designer, winning this competition means a lot to me,” Ford added. “I put everything I had, all my skills and all my time into this project and it really paid off. I made a goal and I accomplished it with hard work and collaboration.”
Being a part of Phi Theta Kappa has also made an impact on Ford.
“Phi Theta Kappa has given me the opportunity to meet people on campus and be a courageous leader. I am more outgoing now and I am not afraid of public speaking,” she said. “We get to contribute to our community in new and creative ways. I really enjoy being part of something that is a group effort and requires critical thinking and creativity.”
Alpha Nu Sigma has been recognized as one of the nation’s best, having earned consecutive five-star status rankings and distinguished chapter recognition internationally. To join the chapter, students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enroll in 12 or more credit hours towards an associate degree.
To learn more about the PTK Catalyst 2018 conference and view the t-shirt design finalists, click here.
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. Learn more ar ptk.org.