Teams of artists raced against the clock to collaborate on a large-format artwork with only black and blue graffiti-style markers.

The theme of “Titanic” was announced right before the competition started, giving the teams only one hour to create their piece.

“We judge them on not only how good the illustration is, but how they interpret that concept,” said Victor Davila, SVAD assistant professor.

Creative Clash, held by UCF Celebrates the Arts, took place at the Seneff Arts Plaza outside of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on April 7. The judges, all UCF Alumni, were Creative Director of UCF Marketing Ron Boucher, Alumna Tricia Hinds and Alumna Reina Castellanos.

The event highlighted UCF School of Visual Arts and Design students and Alumni artists.

Connie Cheung, graphic design student, and her SVAD Alumna partner Ali Castro, believe the extra time they took in the beginning to develop their concept helped to the work they’ve created.

“I came out here not knowing what to expect,” Cheung said. “The fact that we won an award made me really feel like our planning paid off. It’s amazing that we won two awards — both people’s choice and judges' choice.”

The finished artworks were on display throughout the Dr. Phillips Center through the end of UCF Celebrates the Arts on April 14.

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