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February 29, 2008 06:00 ET

“Ideas for a Living City” Competition Announce Winners

ONESTOP Media Group and Art for Commuters announce Student Shorts Competition winners and next “Ideas for a Living City” competition deadline

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, Environment Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - ONESTOP Media Group and its community arts programming partner Art for Commuters are pleased to announce this round's winners of "Ideas for a Living City", a student shorts competition on the ONESTOP TTC Network. Lena Chun receives first place for her animation "Green Hands" and Kat Burns comes in second place for her video "Energy Cycles". Both are Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) students.

"Ideas for a Living City" challenges students to depict their green visions, hopes and dreams for the city in a 1 minute silent film.

Sarah Diamond - Ontario College of Art & Design President says, "Bringing art into public urban spaces is a truly important mission of contemporary practice. I am proud that OCAD's talented students have won this competition. Not only that, but they are speaking to a theme of critical urgency -- sustainability and ecological awareness. They are excellent citizens as well as artists and we celebrate the faculty who teach them!"

During the month of February two shorts per week were debuted on ONESTOP's TTC network to an audience of over 1 million commuters a day. The winning shorts will be featured February 29th to March 2nd. The 'Ideas for a Living City' Student Shorts Competition is now accepting spring submissions; the deadline is May 15th, 2008, and the chosen films will air in July.

Sharon Switzer - Art for Commuters Executive Director says, "I am proud of this competition. It gives students a very public voice about some enormously important issues. Imagining a better future is the first step to creating one, and these student shorts can help us get started with the job of imagining. I want to congratulate our first two winners - their work is inspirational."

Michael Girgis - President of ONESTOP Media Group adds, "We are excited to be a distribution channel for such an important message wrapped with artistic expression. We salute the students for doing such an incredible job."

For more information and a complete list of the Ideas for Living City Student Shorts
Competition participants please visit: http://www.art4commuters.com/A4Ccall_SS.htm
/For further information: Sharon Switzer, Executive Director - Art For Commuters
(P) 647-998-8132 (E) contact@art4commuters.com

Art for Commuters puts art on urban screens. The same team that produces the community art events Toronto Urban Film Festival and Contacting Toronto is organizing this program of Student Shorts. Visit our website for upcoming deadlines and for more information on this and other programs. www.art4commuters.com

ONESTOP Media Group is a turn-key Out-of-Home Digital network operator. ONESTOP's expertise in the retail, hospitality, and transit industries is recognized by clients such as, Hilton Hotels, Sporting Life, National Car Rental, Toronto Transit Commission, Queen's University and The Wall Street Journal. www.onestopmediagroup.com
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