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KCACTF Awards: Putting Eight Student Designers in the Spotlight

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/8/18 10:14 AM

After three months of hard work, the winners of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) were selected, and eight talented designers went home with, not only great experience, but a free Vectorworks Spotlight license! A huge congratulations to them.

Eight regional festivals took place from January 9 to March 3, 2018 and included workshops, discussions, regional-level scholarships, and award programs, which allowed students the chance to present their best productions and receive feedback from professionals.

For each of the regional festivals, the winner of the Design, Technology, and Management category was evaluated and chosen based on excellence, efficiency, innovation, and visual presentation techniques.

“Year after year, the KCACTF Regional Awards produces impressive and inspiring projects,” said Alice Lowy, marketing programs director at Vectorworks. “We jumped at the chance to be a sponsor again this year, as we believe it’s important to empower and support young designers who are beginning their professional careers.”

Cheers to all the winners:

Region 1: Liam Day from Clark University for “The Little Mermaid.”

Region 2: Christopher Erbe from Montclair State University for “Company.”

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Region 3: Allison Granat from Valparaiso University for “His Dark Materials.”

Region 4: Shelby Ashley from Northeast State Community College for “Crimes of the Heart” and “The Foreigner.”

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Region 5: Mattie McIntosh from University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his work with “Stupid F8cking Bird.”

Region 6: Eric Armstrong from The University of Arkansas for “Avenue Q.”

Region 7: Amy Beery from George Fox University for “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Deus Ex Millennia Devised.”

Amy Beery.pngAmy Beery

Region 8: Christiana Kuey from Cal Poly Pomona for “Intimate Apparel.”

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“Being awarded Vectorworks was a great privilege,” said Ashley. “No one in my college has it, including the professors, so I am excited to teach myself and others how to use it. This will advance my skills in drafting and will help me continue my career as a designer.”

To learn more about how we support the academic community, visit

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