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And the Winner of the 3rd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest...

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the 3rd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest. The KPR staff was overjoyed with the talent that came forward this year. We had 29 unique designs entered into the competition; KPR selected our top 5 and then 768 of you voted, selecting Charley Forsyth as our winner.

Charley is a 7th Grade social studies teacher at West Middle School in Lawrence. He holds three degrees from the University of Kansas. Charley has two children, ages 3 and 5, that keep him pretty busy, but he still finds time for several hobbies, including printmaking (his winning design is actually a print) and running. Charley began printmaking six or seven years ago. It has turned into a nights and weekend gig with several art shows a year.

When asked about the inspiration for his KPR Mug Design Contest entry, Charley said, "I'm a big fan of Kansas and public radio. I also love retro tabletop radios and have a modern version of one in my classroom." Charley says that he really enjoys listening to KPR. "I love that I can turn on KPR and learn something new each time. The topic may be something I've studied before, or something I've never heard of, but it will always be helpful."

KPR Staff was extremely pleased with the turnout of the impressive art from local talent for our 3rd Annual KPR Mug Design Contest. A big thank you also goes out to our listeners, members, and sustainers for making your voices heard about the next KPR Mug Design!

A big thank you to our runner-up winner, Camila Garcia!

Camila Garcia is a 7th grade student at Eudora Middle School. Her hobbies include horseback riding, playing the flute, volleyball and track. Her entry, "Grandpa's Wheat Field," was inspired by her Grandpa, Denton Krafft, who is a fourth-generation farmer in Phillips County, Kansas.

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