By Tanni Deb
Special to The Review
A Hamtramck High School student has some serious bragging rights.
And possibly has a budding career.
Mujo Hrnjica, 17, a sophomore at Hamtramck High School, won a high school poster contest sponsored by the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Hrnjica was the second place winner in the 10th grade category. He received a cash prize of $250 and a framed certificate.
The 26th Annual High School Poster Contest was open to Michigan students in 10th through 12th grades. Among the 989 entries from 73 high schools, a total of 16 awards were distributed.
“The record number of entries speaks volumes about interest in NAIAS and global auto industry,” said NAIAS 2014 Chairman Bob Shuman. “What is especially important is that these students exhibited the creative talent that is so critical to the success of this industry.”
As an art enthusiast, Hrnjica said he was eager to take the opportunity to enter the contest. He added that he was excited when he realized he was one of the winners.
“This is the first time anyone from my school has won any place in the contest,” Hrnjica said. “I can’t wait to hopefully make a better poster next school year.”
He also plans to visit the auto show, which will take place from Jan. 13–26.
“I’ve never been there so this should be a fun experience,” he said.
The winning entries are currently displayed on NAIAS’ website and will be exhibited at the show from Jan. 18-26 at the Cobo Center in Detroit.