Three Students Win Roosevelt Paper Calendar Competition Award

For Immediate Release
April 19, 2013

(Philadelphia, PA) Three winners of the Roosevelt Paper Calendar Competition Award were announced at Moore’s Honors Convocation held Friday, April 12. Students, faculty and staff gathered in Stewart Auditorium at the College for the presentations. Brittany Slopey took first place honors and Brittany Morris and Pamela Hamilton received honorable mentions.

Graphic design students have participated in the Roosevelt Paper Calendar Competition for 14 years, said Gigi McGee, professor of graphic design.

The Roosevelt Paper Company is a third generation family-owned business with offices in New Jersey, Chicago and Cincinnati. Irv Kosloff started the company in 1932. His son, Ted Kosloff, ran the company from 1976 to 2000, and now his son David Kosloff is in charge.

Ted Kosloff’s sister, Joyce Kosloff Cooper ’67, is a Moore alumna who used to silkscreen print poster-sized calendars for the company to give out as gifts to clients and vendors during the holidays. 

“When she stopped doing it, she suggested that the company hold a contest for Moore students to design the calendar,” Ted Kosloff said.

The first year the contest was done as a class project, McGee said. In subsequent years, it became an individual contest among graphic design majors. Roosevelt Paper Company selects the winning designs.

“These calendars in theory are hanging in offices all over the country, so it is great exposure for the students,” McGee said.  

The winning student receives 50 copies of the printed posters. A cash prize of $1,000 is split among the students. First place receives $800 and second and third place receive $100.

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Published on April 19th, 2013