Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children's Books, and Chase Art Companies Announce The Winner Of The Third-Annual Oh, The Places You'll Go! College Scholarship
New York, NY (April 24, 2012)—Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., Random House Children’s Books, and Chase Art Companies announce the winner of the third-annual Oh, the Places You’ll Go! College Scholarship. Allison Conway of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, was selected, from among 140 finalists, to receive a $10,000 contribution toward her post-secondary education, which she will pursue at Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Conway described her winning artwork, entitled Draw Bridge: “The story Oh, the Places You’ll Go! talks about dangerous, sad, and lonely times life can take you through. I wanted to illustrate a treacherous path that I might need to cross, or a chance I might have to take to get to my next step in life. The rickety bridge is made of pencils because I know that wherever life takes me I will be doing art. It may be difficult at times but I can always pull through and make it to the other side.”
The panel of jurors included Audrey Stone Geisel, Ted Geisel’s (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) widow and President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises; internationally renowned artist and pop culture icon Peter Max; Bob Chase, Jr., President and Creative Director Chase Art Companies, exclusively representing The Art of Dr. Seuss since 1997; Cathy Goldsmith, VP & Associate Publisher, Random House Books for Young Readers Group, who collaborated closely as Art Director for Dr. Seuss on some of his most famous titles; Richard Waller, Executive Director of University Museums, University of Richmond, MFA Yale University; Philip Grausman, Artist, Critic of Architectural Drawing, Graduate School of Architecture, Yale University, 1972–2008, MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Wendy Calman, Artist, Professor of Printmaking, Indiana University, MFA Temple University.
“Dr. Seuss was a big advocate of education,” says Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, “And we are proud to be a part of a scholarship program that encourages students to express themselves creatively.” This year’s scholarship applicants were asked to create a unique, two-dimensional piece of original artwork reflecting an interpretation of the inspirational message of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Upon its publication in 1990, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was embraced enthusiastically for its wonderfully wise outlook on life and for encouraging the potential that lies within us all. This remarkable book has since sold over 10 million copies and become the quintessential gift for graduates of all ages—from preschool to high school to college and beyond.