A Snake River High School art teacher’s drawing has been selected as Idaho State University’s Holiday Card.
Tim Goodworth will receive a $1,000 prize. Runner-up Melissa Ricks will receive a $500 award.
Goodworth said he hoped his success would inspire his students to pursue lofty goals. “Ever since I was little and first saw the pillars on Red Hill, they captured my imagination standing there like sentinels overlooking ISU,” Goodworth said. “My idea and inspiration came from knowing that other students and the community have made the journey to enjoy the pillars.”
The ISU President’s Holiday Greeting Card Contest was created by former ISU First Lady Laura Vailas and began in 2006. Prize money and printing costs for the contest are provided by a donor each year.
The contest is open to full-time and part-time ISU students and is judged by a committee comprised of representatives from the president’s office, alumni relations, marketing and communications, Associated Students of ISU and the art department.
Submissions were judged by how well students were able to capture the spirit and beauty of the holiday season while thematically incorporating ISU, as well as other secondary factors decided by the committee after the top designs were determined.