DAILY NEWS Apr 3, 2008 5:17 PM - 0 comments

Sci-Fi Writer, High-Tech Marketer on Awards Jury

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Palm and enRoute magazine have announced jurors for the Palm enRoute Awards in Mobility Design 2008, honouring innovative work by both students and design professionals with the theme of 'mobility'.

This year's jury includes some of the most influential tastemakers in both art and design: acclaimed science-fiction writer William Gibson, industrial designer Matthew Kroeker, Montreal design commissioner Marie-Josée Lacroix, Palm Canada Inc. director of marketing Janice Keay and enRoute art director Reanna Evoy.

More about the jury:

Award-winning writer and thinker William Gibson, who holds an honorary doctorate from Parsons The New School for Design, is known for his futuristic novels, including Neuromancer and Spook Country.

Marie-Josée Lacroix, head of Design Montréal, was instrumental in garnering Montreal official status as a UNESCO City of Design.

Winnipeg-based industrial designer Matthew Kroeker's work has been shown everywhere from New York to Milan and has been featured in The New York Times, Wallpaper* and other publications.

Janice Keay brings more than 15 years of high-tech marketing experience to Palm Canada and has extensive experience in product marketing, communications and channel development.

Reanna Evoy, enRoute's art director, has a background in environmental graphic design. Her work has been honoured by the National Magazine Awards, the Art Directors Club of Canada, Magazines du Québec and Applied Arts.

Grand Prize
The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and design-themed trip to New York in the Fall 2008. The prize includes a return flight to Paris, transportation by train, three nights of accommodation and admission to the conference, to be held this November. Other prizes: Three runners-up will receive a Palm smartphone.

The deadline to apply for the Palm enRoute Awards in Mobility Design 2008 is May 30. Winning designs will be featured in the October issue of enRoute and on the magazine's website.

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