RIDGELAND, MS – Mississippi State University (MSU) graphic design student Kelli Clayton created the winning travel poster in the 2016 Centennial Poster Contest, a project to help students and visitors explore the diverse history, culture, and beauty of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Ms. Clayton’s design featured three prominent natural and cultural sites along the Parkway highlighted in vibrant colors. Emerald Mound at milepost 10.3, the Sunken Trace at milepost 41.5, and Cypress Swamp at milepost 122.0 were all represented by this submission.
Also recognized, were designs by Anna Barber that promote camping along the Parkway and Heather Hardman’s designs that feature the Double Arch Bridge at Birdsong Hollow.
“The student designs are a creative, artistic way to promote the sites and recreational activities along the Parkway,” said Superintendent Mary Risser. “We thank the students for their contributions to the Parkway during our centennial year.”
Winning posters were announced and displayed during a reception at the MSU Department of Art gallery on February 16th, in coordination with the Type Hike poster exhibition, to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial.