Press Release April 5 2010 - Church Hill Classics

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Church Hill Classics
Contact: Katie Gargano
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468

Monroe, CT – April 5, 2010 – Church Hill Classics (CHC), a leading manufacturer and online retailer in the collegiate diploma frame industry, has announced the 24 Finalists in their second annual "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2010.

The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest 2010, a nation-wide contest, asked students to submit an original "creation" through an image which expressed what they hope to achieve in their personal and professional life after college. Entries included photographs, poems, essays, collages, drawings, paintings, and other imaginative pieces. The entry needed to communicate: This is how I "Frame My Future."  Submissions were accepted from September 30, 2009, through March 15, 2010.

The 24 Finalist entries are posted on the company's website. The final phase of the contest involves the public voting on their favorite entry to determine the scholarship winners.  Voting runs from April 5th through May 5th (10 am Eastern Time) with one vote per person. A $1,000 award will go to each of the five top-voted entries, and the entry receiving the most votes will also earn a matching donation of $1,000 to their college or university's scholarship endowment fund in their name.

The Finalists, hometowns, and the Fall 2010 schools they plan to attend to date are as follows:

Maia Bersenadze, Eagan, Minnesota - College of Visual Arts

Zach Carlson, Yorktown, Virginia - James Madison University

Hillel Costeff, Boulder, Colorado - University of Colorado at Boulder

Brianna DeMeyere, Lapeer, Michigan - Saginaw Valley State University

Madeline Dillner, Rockford, Illinois – The University of Oklahoma, Norman

Naomi Fish, Tualatin, Oregon - The Art Institute of Portland

Allison Gardner, Clearwater, Florida - Eckerd College

Jennifer Garrett, Central Point, Oregon - Ashland Academy of Art

Luis Mark Gonzalez Jr., Lutz, Florida - Flagler College

Joe Hartmann, Chicago, Illinois - DePaul University

Elisabeth Holmes, Onalaska, Washington - Western Washington University

Chuck LeGros, Sarver, Pennsylvania - University of Pittsburgh

Melissa Lockwood, Shoshone, Idaho - Florida Institute of Technology

Michael Madrid, Vancouver, Washington  - United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy (West Point), or Harvard University

Maggie McCampbell, Jasper, Georgia - Mercer University

Hope Olson, Crystal Lake, Illinois - Indiana Wesleyan University or Olivet Nazarene University

Scott Robertson, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania - Academy of Art University

Elise Roddy, Nine Mile Falls, Washington - Spokane Falls Community College

Benjamin Sampayan III, Gilbert, Arizona - Arizona State University

Noelia Santos, Garnerville, NY – The City College of New York

Thelsea Scott, Georgiana, Alabama - Agnes Scott College

Jon Smith, Wellsburg, West Virginia - The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Mayrah Udvardi, Corvallis, Oregon - Undecided

Gregory Whitaker, Fort Worth, Texas - Texas A&M University

This scholarship contest has enabled the company to give back to students interested in pursuing their dreams of a college education by providing a unique and creative way to earn scholarship money.  The contest received an amazing response with over 9,000 entries, up from 3,300 last year. Entries, coming in from every state in the U.S., were sent in by students who will be attending college in the 2010-2011 academic year. The unbelievable amount of individual, creative, and quality entries made the selection process very difficult. The 24 Finalists represent less than .3% of the total 9,000 entries received.  After a panel of judges narrowed down entries, all employees participated in a company-wide voting process which yielded 24 Finalists and 30 Honorable Mentions.

All 24 "Frame My Future" Finalist entries can be seen on the CHC website,, and voting takes place from April 5th through May 5th 10 am Eastern Time. The Honorable Mention entries will be featured on Church Hill Classics' Blog throughout the voting period. The top five winners by popular vote will be announced at the end of May.

About Church Hill Classics

Church Hill Classics manufactures custom diploma frames, certificate frames, and photo frames, as well as a line of desk accessories for hundreds of institutions of higher education, the military, professional associations, and corporate clients.  Products and framing online are offered for sale through their e-commerce site at™ or through their partner affiliates. Church Hill Classics is a woman-owned business, founded in 1991 by Lucie Voves. The company was named for the 3rd time in 2009 by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing consumer product companies.  More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at