A New Tradition: Senior Ana Perez Wins Holiday Card Contest
Ana Pérez always had a knack for art and creative pursuits. It's one of the many reasons she chose digital design and media art as her major at Wilkes. Now, thanks to a new holiday tradition, friends of Wilkes near and far can enjoy her talents, too.
Pérez's design was the winning entry to the first-ever holiday card contest. The contest encouraged illustrations, photography, art and design from Wilkes students as a new holiday tradition. Submissions were then voted on by the campus community to determine a winner. Ana's was one of six submissions and won 40 percent of the vote. A senior from Hazle Township, Pa., she was inspired by her own multicultural heritage.
"I felt that I had a different perspective of what a holiday is since I was born and raised in another country. I wanted to offer that perspective in my illustration," explains Perez. "My main purpose was to create a multicultural holiday card that showed people of different colors, cultures and ages to represent a bit of the diversity within the University."