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Laurie Romberg wins CDBF poster design competition

Evergreen graphic designer takes top prize, her design will be featured on CDBF merchandise

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DENVER – Laurie Romberg, of Evergreen, won the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival's third annual commemorative poster design competition, organizers said on May 14.


According to the release, Romberg spent time researching Asian dragons and examining previous winners for inspiration for her own work.


"I liked the mystical effect of the dragon and the water, and wanted to incorporate current images with historical context," Romberg said about her design in a release.


Romberg's design was chosen from a field of nearly 40 artists from across the country. Romberg wins a $300 cash prize and her design will be used on a variety of merchandise to be sold at the festival on July 24 and 25.


Emily Kryska, of Boulder, was second and she will receive a $200 cash prize. Adrian Volz, of Denver, finished third and will receive a $100 cash prize. David Gregorian, of Arvada, received an honorable mention.


The panel of judges included Ron Otsuka, curator of Asian Art at the Denver Art Museum; Julie Segraves, executive director of the Asian Arts Coordinating Council; Tony Smith, marketing and operations director of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival; Kit Williams, chair of the CDBF Board of Directors; Kip Hughes of the CDBF Board of Directors; Karen Gilkey, CDBF merchandise manager; Justin Watada, marketing director of the Greeley Stampede, and Gil Asakawa of Media News Group interactive.


To see the other three posters, go to www.cdbf.org/poster_10.htm.

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