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Votes are in: See the winning poster design for Riverkeeper Sweep 2017


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Once again, Riverkeeper owes enormous thanks to SUNY New Paltz graphic design students for creating a poster to promote our annual day of service for the Hudson: Riverkeeper Sweep, happening May 6, 2017. 

We asked our social media followers to choose between two posters after narrowing down the finalists. It was very close, but this design by Jenna Corti emerged as the winner:

Jenna’s design, above, edged out Dulcia Halliday’s design, below, for its clarity, although both won high praise. Among the comments on our Facebook post:

“They’re both great, but while Dulcia’s is clean and simple Jenna’s gives the viewer a better idea of what they’ll be doing. I go with Jenna.”

“Jenna’s design gets the message across simply and directly, which is what is needed when calling for action. Therefore, I vote for Jenna’s poster.”

And as our friend Sharon Jones Witbeck said, “Jenna because we DO fill a LOT of black bags!!!”

Sentiments like these, supporting Dulcia Halliday’s depiction of a crab among the trash, were not lost on us:

“Dulcia is better, we have to remember when doing a project like this it’s not just for us but also the creatures who use the river as their home ! Which is why dulcias poster with the crab is the best poster, and should be used.”


“Dulcia. Power to the blue claw.”

Thank you, Jenna, Dulcia, and SUNY New Paltz artists, for putting your talents toward making this year’s Sweep the best yet. Featured below are the one design from each artist in Diane Attebury’s graphic design course. Riverkeeper’s work thrives because of efforts like this. We look forward to seeing everyone along the shorelines on May 6. Details? Here.

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