The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

175 Years of Leadership Excellence
The Citadel's 175th Anniversary

Design Contest Winner

design-content-winner-bob-grahamThe 175th Design Contest, which was launched in November 2016, drew the interest of 18 artists who submitted more than two dozen entries. Among the artists submitting were one employee, two cadets, several graphic design students from Greenville High Academy, one Citadel mom, and several professional artists. Bob Graham, the winning artist, is a 49-year-old Charleston-born artists who lives in Mt. Pleasant.

During his extensive career, Graham has earned scores of local and national awards, including the Mayor’s Purchase Award at the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Graham’s painting, which boldly announces 175 years, incorporated several elements that identify the college and resonate with The Citadel family: ring, seal, checkerboard squad, corps values, color guard, and in the background the Long Gray Line extends from one side of the painting to the other, representing the college’s past and its future.

The winning design is available on t-shirts sold in the campus gift shop.


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