LCSC student Nesbitt designs winning Idaho Lottery Ticket
Lewis-Clark State College junior Trevor Nesbitt of Lewiston has been named the winner of the Idaho Lottery Collegiate Scratch Ticket Design Contest and was presented with a $1,000 scholarship during a ceremony on the LCSC campus on Thursday morning.
The collegiate contest drew 49 students and 61 entries from LCSC, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, and North Idaho College.
Nesbitt’s design, which features the theme “Amped on Cash” shows a guitar player and a large amplifier that features 12 scratch off speakers. The ticket design will be used as a scratch-off ticket during the next year.
Nesbitt was one of three students from LCSC instructor Brian Kolstad’s design class who were honored by the Idaho Lottery. Annie Holt of Lewiston received a check for $100, while Kynna Randall of Culdesac, also was honored. All three are students in the Graphic Arts and Printing Technology field at LCSC.
“I wanted to create something unique, but followed in the trends of recent video games like ‘Guitar Hero’ and ‘Rock Star.’ I blended by two loves, graphic arts and playing the guitar, to create my lottery design,” said Nesbitt, who plays both electric and acoustic guitars.
Nesbitt’s illustration of the guitar player hooked up the amp was drawn by hand.
“The ticket has some energy,” Nesbitt said. “The guy is playing solo, his eyes closed. He’s feeling it.
Nesbitt, who owns his own design firm in Lewiston, also works in the Web area of College Communications on campus.
Judges for the state-wide contest included graphics and scratch ticket experts who use design, play style, marketability, and creativity as the judging categories for all submissions.