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- New artwork each week.

Congratulations SkillsUSA Region 4 Winners

Advertising Design
GOLD - Juan Nunez
SILVER - Tram Pham
BRONZE - Nastassia Pluhatyrova
4th Place - Paul Thompson

Customer Service
SILVER - Justine Tran
BRONZE Nadalia Hiraldo

Job Skill Demonstration Open
GOLD - Alyssah Serrano

Pin Design
GOLD - Mahdi Qdeih
SILVER - Hadeal Qdeih
BRONZE - Cathy Rosembert

Prepared Speech
GOLD - Kelsea Andrews
SILVER - Sabrina Moore

Promotional Bulletin Board
GOLD - Tram Pham & Anette Fernandez
SILVER - Amani Taha, Mykyle Laguna & Veronica Ortiz
BRONZE - Tierra Wilson, Brandy Dixon & Selma Husovic

Quiz Bowl
GOLD Team Commercial Art Academy
Maryham Hilili, Ralph Duvers, Denzal Williams, Thalia Medina & Jean Chavarria

T-Shirt Design
GOLD - Paola Solarte
SILVER - T'Yanna Moore
BRONZE - Murzia Siddiqui

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Congratulations 2014 Florida Print Award Winners

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The Printing Association of Florida (PAF) is a trade association for the printing and graphic arts industry in Florida.

The Florida Print Awards recognize individuals and organizations responsible for the creation or production of print communications. The competition promotes excellence in the industry and recognizes companies and individuals who produce the best in print media, and is open exclusively to PAF members. Entries are judged against ones submitted by schools with similar graphic design programs from arond the state which include both high schools and colleges.

The Commercial Art Academy at Tampa Bay Tech received a total of 10 awards of excellence. The winners were Daniel Velasquez for Editorial (newspaper & magazine), Maryham Hilili for Editorial (newspaper & magazine), Nadalia Hiraldo for Poster Design, Nastassia Pluhatyrova for Illustration Photography, Kelsea Andrews for Photography, Cathy Rosembert for Photography, Anette Fernandez for Photography, Tram Pham (2 awards) for posters & photography, and Juan Nunez for Flyers & Brochures.

Calendar 2014

 

March 10-14 - Spring Break

April 27 - Travel Day - SkillsUSA State Contestants Leave Tampa 8:00am

April 27-29 - Florida SkillsUSA State Competitors - Pensacola, FL

April 30 - Travel Day - Leave Pensacola 9:00am

May 16 - The Sixth annual smART Night

June 3 - Graduation Day - Florida State Fairgrounds - 4:30 PM

 

 

Our program offers optional student clubs and awards program opportunities

Craig Naylor - Lead Teacher
Edward Bayonet - Teacher
Debra Conn - Guidance Councelor

SkillsUSA - a Career & Technical Student Organization
Students in our program are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, a nationally based industrial education club. Members can compete in local, state and national contests, comparing their skills with others of their age group enrolled in similar programs around the nation. Membership $25.

AAF Tampa Bay - ADDY awards
The AAF Student ADDY Awards Competition is a unique national awards program designed specially for design students. Work entered at your local level can move up to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country.
Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation, the ADDYs are the largest and most representative creative competition in the advertising industry. Recognizing creative excellence and the very best advertising worldwide. Student entry fees $25. per entry, awards banquet $25.-$50.

Florida Print Awards
Sponsored by the Printing Association of Florida. The Florida Print Awards recognize individuals and organizations responsible for the creation or production of print communications. The competition promotes excellence in the industry and recognizes companies and individuals who produce the best in print media, and is open exclusively to PAF members. Entries are judged against ones submitted by schools with similar graphic design programs from arond the state which include both high schools and colleges. First 15 class entries are free. Awards banquet $95.

Our MISSION

United by our commitment to challenge students through high expectations, and rigorous learning, we empower students to be creative problem solvers equipped with technical abilities to maximize their high school success and their opportunities for both post-secondary education and the work force.

Who We Are

Tampa Bay Technical High School (TBT) was established in 1969 as Tampa Bay Vocational Technical School.
TBT's program is now an exceptional blend of academic rigor and technical relevance. A dedicated faculty provides instruction in everything from advanced placement to certified technical skill courses. The campus resembles a community college campus with large laboratory facilities for several unique technology programs. The student population is an even mix of ethnicities. The students must apply to this school and transportation is provided by the school district through a bus transfer system.

What We Do

Course Goals
The student will be
introduced to:
- Traditional drawing, sketching and illustration techniques
- Fundamentals of layout
and design
- Desktop publishing and photo manipulation software
- Software
The Adobe Creative Suite®
- Presentation software
- Printing and publishing operations in the local community.
- Practical applications; scanners and digital photography
- Research concerning job opportunities
The student will be encouraged to be creative in the use of design, development and preparation of published materials.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

· Reading assignments should be completed prior to class discussion.
· A portfolio of assignments will be kept by each student. The instructor will approve a project for portfolio, or will critique it and return it for revision. Only those assignments approved for portfolio by the instructor will be accepted.
· Due to the hands-on nature of the subject matter, class attendance is critical.
· Sharing of ideas and a work-group atmosphere will be encouraged. However, each student is
expected to do his or her own work on assignments and projects.
· Class time will be allotted for work on individual assignments. However, work outside of the
class period may be required.

 
 
 
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