Local Student Gets Award from NAIAS

2019 NAIAS Poster Contest winners

DETROIT — The public is invited to the North American International Auto Show starting Saturday January 19, and running until Sunday January 27, 2019 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

The NAIAS is and automotive event unlike any other. At NAIAS you have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy.

NAIAS recently announced the winners of the 31st annual poster contest. This was a creative competition that drew more than 750 entries from 58 Michigan schools. Open to Michigan sophomore, junior, and senior students, the contest is designed to give young artists the chance to be part of one of the largest auto shows in the world. All while earning cash prizes for future education.

Elizabeth Lu, a 12th grade student at Plymouth-Canton-Salem High School complex, was presented with the Chairman’s Award – the grand prize of the competition. Her honorarium for the effort was $1,000. The 2019 NAIAS Chairman, a General Motors automotive designer, a College for Creative Studies instructor and State Farm representatives reviewed and judged the posters.

Bill Golling, 2019 NAIAS Chairman said, “Each submission showcased the student’s ability to use their imagination and create something entirely their own. Picking winners was certainly a tough decision.”

The winning posters can be viewed on the Poster Contest page on the NAIAS website and will be on display during the public show at Cobo Center. The winning posters will also be featured in the official NAIAS program.

There will be media and industry previews this week. The show will include displays on new automotive concepts featuring mobility manufacturing, connectivity, cybersecurity and urbanization through autonomy. Another key feature for young people is the scope and potential for keeping up with the demand for mobility talent in the automotive world.

The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer was revealed at Ford Field earlier this week. Look for it on display at the NAIAS. (Photo credit: Ford Motor Company)

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