This past Fall, High School to Art School program alumni have been working hard on their submissions for QCA’s first Emerging Artists Design Competition, sponsored by the building materials manufacturer Alfrex.

On the evening of November 29th, we hosted the contestants, Alfrex, and community members for the Business Prize Ceremony.  The artists shared their work, and the inspiration behind their designs, before we announced the winning designer, a recipient of the $3,000 prize. 

Afterwards, everyone was invited to share some delicious Korean food.  It was a great time, and I hope the first of many more!


I am so proud of all our contestants, and impressed by their design work.  Shanjida Kibria, the contest winner, is a current junior at the Parsons School of Design.  She also works as a designer for the Department of Sanitation. You can view some of her work online at

Hanna Washburn
HS2AS Program Coordinator

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