Career and Technical Education Center

CTEC Design Student Places 2nd in National Shirt Contest

Apr 01, 2015

Cory Madden, a graphic design and illustration student at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center, was a national finalist in 2015 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light The Night Walks T-shirt contest.

His entry was one of three finalists in the competition, which was open to professionals as well as students from across the United States.

Entries were judged on a number of criteria including concept/originality, whether it was a memorable and striking design and captured the spirit of the Light The Night Walk.

The winning logo was selected through a Facebook vote and will be featured on thousands of T-shirts worn by participants celebrating blood cancer survivors and honoring those who have lost their battle. Cory's design came in 2nd place.

Cory has lost several family members to cancer so the cause of finding a cure for cancer is personal to him.

As part of a classroom assignment, students watched a Light The Night video and looked at previous T-shirt designs. That’s when Cory came up with the idea that “There’s a survivor, a  memory, and a supporter in us ALL.”

He is the second FISD student to be named a finalist in the contest. Fellow graphic design student Alicia Parham won the contest in 2014 and had her design featured on the event shirts.