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The Suburbanite
  • Springfield junior wins art competition

  • Springfield High School junior Brittney Borrell was the grand prize winner of the "Architecture Is...,”  a T-shirt design competition sponsored by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

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  • Springfield High School junior Brittney Borrell was the grand prize winner of the "Architecture Is...,”  a T-shirt design competition sponsored by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
    The purpose of the competition is to help promote an awareness of the roles that architecture plays in everyday life. Executive Director Carolyne Tinsley said, this year, AIA broadened the exposure and experience of "Architecture is..." through a traveling art and essay exhibit that was extended throughout the year to showcase students and their schools.The contest is oriented to children from kindergarten through high school.
    More than 700 submissions are made each year and Borrell was honored as the grand prize winner this year.
    "The architects I talked,” Borrell said, “(it) really helped open my eyes to the architecture world and taught me a lot about it.”
    Borrell received a T-shirt with her winning design on it as well as $50.
    The banquet during which Borrell was honored was held at Camp Y-Noah and involved architects, students, parents and teachers.
    For Borrell, it was a great experience.
    "Art is everywhere we look and go,” Borrell said. “It's wonderful.”