Alora Popish wins Gutenberg Award from the Graphic Communications Education Association

Homepage of Alora Popish's Website

Homepage of Alora Popish’s Website

Appalachian State University student, Alora Popish was presented with the prestigious Gutenberg Award for outstanding Website Design by the Graphic Communications Education Association (GCEA) at the 97th Annual Conference at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Alora recently graduated with a BS in Industrial Design and a minor in Graphic Communications Management (GCM) in the summer of 2022. App State student Madison Christy, with a major in Communications, Advertising and minors in both GCM and Digital Marketing placed second. App State student Kara Hunkele, majoring in Creative Advertising, and minoring in Studio Arts and GCM, placed fourth.

The Gutenberg Awards recognize exceptional achievement by students in North America in the field of Graphics, particularly for academic projects in printed items, web design and development, and photography. Entries are submitted by graphic arts students at different educational level including those in university, community-college, comprehensive and vocational/technical high schools, and junior high/middle school technology education programs. Gutenberg Awards have been coveted for more than 30 years.

Mike Stinnett, founder of the Gutenberg Awards, commented, “Today’s students are producing incredible work, far beyond the work of those when we started thirty-years ago. This award is all about recognizing the kids. But beyond that, teachers and even schools and colleges are inspired by the incredible work produced by Gutenberg winners. Greatness inspires greatness.”

The Graphic Communications Education Association (GCEA) is a collaborative professional organization in partnership with industry, dedicated to sharing theories, principles, and practices relating to graphic communications. It exists to help members become better educators. For additional information, visit their website,