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April 2003

Release Date: April 24, 2003

ASU Art Student Earns Honorable Mention in International Contest

An Angelo State University art major has received honorable mention recognition in an international competition involving students from North America, Europe and the United Kingdom.

Senior art major Elizabeth Cocanougher of Decatur received the recognition in the student competition Design Against Fur Poster Art and Advertising Campaign Contest. Cocanougher is the daughter of Susan and Gary Cocanougher of Decatur.

Eighteen ASU students entered the highly competitive contest. North America entries totaled 242 contestants, most from professional design schools and art institutes such as Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, Art Institute of Portland and Art Institute of Seattle.

The art posters by the 18 participating ASU students will be on display through May 16 on the second floor of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building.

The first prize winners from North America, Europe and United Kingdom will be flown to Paris in the fall and the grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 prize and the opportunity for the poster to be distributed internationally.

The contest is sponsored by the Fur Free Alliance and its affiliated members, including the Animal Protection Institute, Bont Voor Dieren, Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Canadians for Furbearing Animals, Eurogroup for Animal Welfare, Fund for Animals, Global Action Network, Humane Society of the United States, Respect for Animals, Vier Pfoten and others.