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AATCC C2C Design Competition Finalists announced
Feb '10
The finalists have been named for the 2010 AATCC C2C Design Competition for students.

AATCC launched its sixth annual design competition in August 2009, and received 70 entries from 16 schools. Summer Bling!gave students the challenge of creating a fabric or product design for pool and beachwear based on the color palettes from the Pantone View Colour Planner Summer 2010 'magic'. Student designers were required to incorporate three-dimensional surface embellishments in their collections. Entries included embellishments anywhere from beading and embroidery to knotting and smocking.

Keep an eye out for the announcement of the winners on March 18. Prizes include first place cash awards of US$1,000 along with a copy of Pantone's Cotton Passport, and US$500 awards for second place in both the fabric and product design categories.

Fabric Design Challenge Finalists
- Santeria by Prisca Milliance, Drexel University
- Seaside Serenity by Laura Jefferson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- Shamanism-Spirit of the Summer by Sarah Buck Mueller, Drexel University
- Supernatural Surroundings by Kira Grebel and Megan Wendt, University of Wisconsin, Stout
- When the Sun Goes Down by Sarah Schumacher, University of Wisconsin, Stout

Product Design Challenge Finalists
- Beachwear Indulgence by Maria Poust, Illinois State University
- Enchanted Gems by Lyndsey Loveberry, Central Michigan University
- Hot Hot Hot by Courtney Fitzpatrick, Cornell University
- Tide Me Over by Emily B. Parks, Illinois State University
- Tropical Mosaic Garden by Anuradha Lingala, Cornell University

AATCC would like to extend its appreciation to the preliminary judges:
- Carrie McDermitt, CAM, Owner/Designer
- Grace Santucci, Springs Creative, Stylist for Craft & Apparel Design
- Jeff Bagwell, Target Corporation, Sr. CAD Designer
- Kate Sykes, Springs Creative, Digital Stylist for Craft & Apparel Design
- Meir Erani, DesignTech Services, President
- Steve Greenberg, Point Carré, Vice President
- Tiffany M. Eubanks, Inspired Digital Solutions, Owner/Designer

Finalists will submit story boards and final products for judging on March 16, at the AATCC Technical Center. Congratulations to everyone who participated this year and special congratulations to our finalists!

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

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