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Tilton repeats logo success

POULSBO — As creator of last year’s Viking Fest logo, Northwest College of Art student Carrie Tilton said she had to buy a lot of T-shirts and buttons to send to family and friends.

Looks like she’s got another shopping excursion ahead of her.

For the second year in a row, Tilton came up the winner in the Viking Fest Corporation’s Barbara Krell Memorial Scholarship. The Poulsbo resident’s drawing of a Viking in downtown Little Norway will become this year’s Viking Fest logo, which will appear on T-shirts, buttons and promotional materials for the annual event. The first-place finish also gained Tilton a $1,000 scholarship to help with her education.

“I’m flattered and very proud,” Tilton said after hearing her name announced as the winner at a ceremony Monday. “It’s especially important to me because I’m local. It’s quite an honor.”

Runners up in this year’s contest were Sean Somers and Grace Ramiscal.

0The logo contest, which is open to NWCA students, garnered a total of seven entries this year. Ron Krell of the Viking Fest Organization, whose wife is memorialized in the award, said there were more entries last year but he was impressed with this year’s smaller batch.

“The quality of the submissions this year is just excellent,” Krell said. “We were very impressed.”

Tilton, a 2003 North Kitsap High School graduate and a second-year student in graphic design and visual communication at NWCA, submitted two entries this year. But it was her graphite drawing of a Viking walking down modern-day Front Street that caught the judges’ attention. A departure from her previous, more serious drawing of a Viking, the scene is whimsical and Tilton said she took inspiration from the beauty of historic downtown Poulsbo.

“I wanted to make it a kind of family-oriented design — very festive,” she explained. “I wanted it to be very local and very different from the last one.”

The Barbara Krell Memorial Scholarship is named after a long-time Viking Fest volunteer who was a talented amateur artist and loved instilling appreciation for art in children. Krell was the Poulsbo Artists’ League’s historian and served as an Art Docent at Breidablik Elementary School. She also sang in St. Olaf’s contemporary choir and taught in its religious education program, tutored for the Literacy Council of Kitsap County and helped raise funds for breast cancer research.

The 37th annual Viking Fest celebration takes place May 20-22 in downtown Poulsbo. For more information, go to www.vikingfest.org.By CARRINA STANTON

Staff Writer

POULSBO — As creator of last year’s Viking Fest logo, Northwest College of Art student Carrie Tilton said she had to buy a lot of T-shirts and buttons to send to family and friends.

Looks like she’s got another shopping excursion ahead of her.

For the second year in a row, Tilton came up the winner in the Viking Fest Corporation’s Barbara Krell Memorial Scholarship. The Poulsbo resident’s drawing of a Viking in downtown Little Norway will become this year’s Viking Fest logo, which will appear on T-shirts, buttons and promotional materials for the annual event. The first-place finish also gained Tilton a $1,000 scholarship to help with her education.

“I’m flattered and very proud,” Tilton said after hearing her name announced as the winner at a ceremony Monday. “It’s especially important to me because I’m local. It’s quite an honor.”

Runners up in this year’s contest were Sean Somers and Grace Ramiscal.

0The logo contest, which is open to NWCA students, garnered a total of seven entries this year. Ron Krell of the Viking Fest Organization, whose wife is memorialized in the award, said there were more entries last year but he was impressed with this year’s smaller batch.

“The quality of the submissions this year is just excellent,” Krell said. “We were very impressed.”

Tilton, a 2003 North Kitsap High School graduate and a second-year student in graphic design and visual communication at NWCA, submitted two entries this year. But it was her graphite drawing of a Viking walking down modern-day Front Street that caught the judges’ attention. A departure from her previous, more serious drawing of a Viking, the scene is whimsical and Tilton said she took inspiration from the beauty of historic downtown Poulsbo.

“I wanted to make it a kind of family-oriented design — very festive,” she explained. “I wanted it to be very local and very different from the last one.”

The Barbara Krell Memorial Scholarship is named after a long-time Viking Fest volunteer who was a talented amateur artist and loved instilling appreciation for art in children. Krell was the Poulsbo Artists’ League’s historian and served as an Art Docent at Breidablik Elementary School. She also sang in St. Olaf’s contemporary choir and taught in its religious education program, tutored for the Literacy Council of Kitsap County and helped raise funds for breast cancer research.

The 37th annual Viking Fest celebration takes place May 20-22 in downtown Poulsbo. For more information, go to www.vikingfest.org.

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