Graphic design students earn 11 Graphis New Talent awards

Students in Campbell University’s graphic design program won a Gold Design Award, three Silver Design Awards and seven Honorable Mentions in the international Graphis 2024 New Talent Awards competition.

Breonna Tolson Tucker won the program’s lone Gold Design Award for her personal monogram. Arianna Guila’s Surrealist photo montage, Abigail Ellington’s postage stamp design and Joshua Sledge’s personal branding each won Silver Design Awards. Aguila, Sledge, Jamari Cannady Pratt, Simon Osbourne, Litzy Patterson and Samantha Terrio each received honorable mention for their work. 

Graphis Inc. is an international publisher of books and awards for the visual communications industry. According to graphic design professor Dejan Mraović, Graphis is among the most prestigious magazines for graphic design, typography and advertising in the world. Graphis was founded in 1944 in Zürich, Switzerland, and moved its headquarters to New York City in the 1980s. 

“There are numerous competitions where works are submitted,” Mraović said. “The jury consisted of well-established international professionals select the best artworks for various Graphis books and anthologies. One of them is Graphis New Talent Award.”

Nearly 1,600 student submissions from 12 countries were judged in the competition, the majority of them from graduate students (Campbell’s students are undergraduates). 

“All the selected compositions coming from Buies Creek were made as a part of the various classes and various projects during the last two years at Campbell University,” Mraović said. “All my graphic design students work as hard as the tireless Yugoslav udarniks. Through hard work to great victories.”

Gold Awards

Silver Awards

Honorable Mention