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March 28, 2013 11:25 ET

Winners of the 'Galaviz & Company / UNLV Student Essay Contest' Announced, Essays Focus on Bringing Las Vegas and Asia Closer Together in the 21st Century

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 28, 2013) - The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) - School of Architecture is proud to announce the winners of the 'Galaviz & Company / UNLV Student Essay Contest.' The contest was based on the March 4, 2013 lecture provided by Mr. Jonathan Galaviz, Managing Director at Galaviz & Company, titled: Our Future in Asia: How Las Vegas Architects can Capitalize on The Boomerang Effect as part of UNLV's Klai Juba Lecture Series.

The two winners who were selected will receive USD $1,000 each in prize money provided by Galaviz & Co. One winner was selected from entries received from UNLV's Singapore campus and one winner from UNLV's main campus in Las Vegas. Over 230 essay entries were received, which highly impressed the evaluation committee.

The essay competition topic was: My One Big Idea That Will Connect Las Vegas and Asia Closer Together in the 21st Century. UNLV students had to explain their big idea on one page of paper and do it in less than 500 words.

Ms. Cherylayne Erdley, Vice-President at Galaviz & Company, stated, "Our firm takes great pride in supporting the UNLV community, in both Singapore and Las Vegas. As the world becomes more global, it is critical for public policy makers in the State of Nevada to be highly attuned to the very important role Asia will play in Nevada's future."

UNLV-Main Campus:
Winner (USD $1,000 prize): Bryce Taylor
Runner-Up: Esther Garcia
Honorable Mention: Alberto Sanchez

UNLV-Singapore Campus:
Winner (USD $1,000 prize): Grace Pang
Runner-Up: Yin Yin Joy Teo
Honorable Mention: Dayana Binte Jaslim

The winning essays, including the essays of the runner-up and honorable mention, are viewable at the following link: