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Students awarded for winning window art

10:15 AM, Dec 16, 2013   |    comments
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Winter Wonderland Window Winner

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Students from the Kendall College of Art & Design and Grand Valley State University are receiving recognition for their window decorations in downtown Grand Rapids.

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Monday announced the winners of its first "Winter Wonderland" campaign.

Students created artwork in the windows of 20 businesses, seeking the $1,000 top prize.  People cast their votes to determine the best display for bringing people into the shopping area.

The top prize went to KCAD students Katie Wright, Jericho Castillo and Nick Tisch for their window display at clothing retailer Lee & Birch.  Kendall students Alyssa Zick, Elise Jadwin and Justine Cranmer took the $750 second place awards for their display at the Chop House restaurant, and the third prize of $500 was Haley Hungerford for her display at Kilwin's.

Honorable mention prizes of $250 each went to: the display at Humanity Boutique designed by Meghan Boland, Audrey Spring, Nate Jansen and Jake Karadsheh; and BOKAY designed by Kaelin Bender, Grace Rodgers, Alyssa Lipinski and Tori Hays.

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