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Creativity Pays Off in a National Scholarship Contest

Winners Announced for Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2013

Monroe, CT – May 16, 2013 – Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer in the college diploma frame industry, has announced the five Winners in its 5th annual Frame My Future Scholarship Contest. There were over 9,000 entries submitted from across the country. Each of the Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Every year, CHC gives back to students pursuing their dreams of a college education by hosting its nationwide scholarship contest. Entering the scholarship contest is simple and creative. Students enter by submitting an original creation through an image which expresses what they hope to achieve in their personal and professional lives after college. Entries can range from photographs, poems, essays, collages, drawings, paintings and other imaginative pieces. Entries must communicate: This is How I “Frame My Future.” The entry period was from October 2, 2012 to March 5, 2013.

CHC narrowed the entries to a total of 24 Finalists, who were then posted online for a one month public voting period. The Finalists reached out to family, friends, teachers and their communities to share their entry. The five entries with the most votes receive the $1,000 scholarship. The top-voted entry, the Grand Prize Winner, receives a $1,000 donation to his/her college or university he/she is attending for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The Grand Prize Winner, Emma Chacon from Lake Elsinore, California, will receive $1,000 toward her tuition. She will be a sophomore at West Coast University in Ontario, California, in the fall 2013 trying to earn her bachelor of science in nursing. As a Grand Prize Winner, West Coast University will receive a $1,000 donation the school’s scholarship endowment fund. The donation to the university will benefit other students during their academic journey.

Emma’s creation was a photo of herself dressed in a superhero costume with the medical sign on her costume. She is wearing blue medical gloves and inspecting a vial. Along with the photograph, Emma wrote a summary of how this photo relates to how she wants to frame her future.

“I plan to be many things in the future, but most importantly I plan to make a difference. As a nurse researcher my uniform may not involve a cape, but I do hope to save many lives. Through research we make great strides of progress, and in healthcare this can mean helping millions of people. Heroism can be found in many unexpected places, so I decided to make my self-portrait demonstrate this. We still have a long way to go, and I plan on being a part of that journey.” View her full entry online here.

Winners of Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2013

Delaney Januzzi of Lake Oswego, Oregon submitted a graphic design creation for the scholarship contest. In her creation, she drew her future as a character animator and showed some different examples of characters she created. Delaney will attend California Institute of the Arts while learning what she loves to do. “Creating new worlds for others to experience is the most rewarding future I can imagine for myself. But I wish to do more than create, I want to reach out to others; inspiring and teaching through my art. To me, the only feeling greater than being lost in my imagination is the reward of inspiring those around me.”

Chi Le of Chapel Hill, North Carolina is attending Emory University studying pre-medicine and mathematics.  Chi created a drawing to reflect her compassion for the millions of AIDS sufferers around the world. She ‘hope(s) to be the voice for these silent warriors, to become a health expert for the UNAIDS program, and to ultimately contribute to the creation of an AIDS-free generation.”

Maura Madinger of Chesterfield, Missouri plans to attend the University of Missouri – Columbia to study photojournalism. Maura’s entry reflects how she wants to frame her future. In her entry, she took a picture of a map in hopes of traveling the world with her camera and documenting her experience. “I hope to experience so much that it can hardly be documented. In addition, I would like to teach English in Spanish-speaking countries and learn about indigenous cultures throughout the world and share what I learn with others.”

Casandra Gonzales from Missouri City, Texas has always loved photography and graphic design. Her entry piece was a mixture of both. In her entry, she is holding a Polaroid picture with birds flying into the background of trees. “I have also framed the birds in the photograph with a Polaroid picture, and they represent the freedom I will gain by attending college in New York City, far from my hometown of Houston. “ Casandra will attend the Pratt Institute in New York City to study graphic design.

To receive additional information about next year’s Frame My Future Scholarship Contest, sign up to receive more information about the scholarship contest here.

Emma Chacon
Lake Elsinore, California
School: West Coast University
School Location:  Ontario, California
View entry here:
www.diplomaframe.com/FMF2013-Chacon

Emma Chacon's Entry

Delaney Januzzi
Lake Oswego, Oregon
School: California Institute of the Arts
School Location: Valencia, California
View entry here:
www.diplomaframe.com/FMF2013-Januzzi

 Delaney Januzzi's Entry

Chi Le
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
School: Emory University
School Location: Atlanta, Georgia
View entry here:
www.diplomaframe.com/FMF2013-Le

Chi Le's Entry

 

Maura Madinger
Chesterfield, Missouri
School: University of Missouri – Columbia
School Location: Columbia, Missouri
View entry here:
www.diplomaframe.com/FMF2013-Madinger

 Maura Madinger's Entry

Casandra Gonzales
Missouri City, Texas
School: Pratt Institute
School Location: Manhattan, New York
View entry here:
www.diplomaframe.com/FMF2013-Gonzales

Casandra Gonzales' Entry 

About Church Hill Classics

Church Hill Classics, known online as diplomaframe.com, manufactures custom diploma frames, certificate frames, varsity letter frames and photo frames as well as a line of desk accessories for thousands of colleges and universities, high schools, the military, professional associations, and corporate clients. Products and framing online are offered through its e-commerce site at diplomaframe.com™ or through its partner affiliates. Church Hill Classics is a certified woman-owned business, founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. In 2012, the company was named to Inc. 5000 Magazine’s Fast-Growth Business list for the seventh time. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at http://www.diplomaframe.com.

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