Picture of NHS Life's A Beach Contest winners

Niceville High School Students Participate in Life’s A Beach Magazine Cover Contest

Niceville High School’s Digital Design students participated in a cover contest last month that was being held by Life’s a Beach magazine.  Jill Frakes, the Digital Design instructor, contact Sam Seevers, the owner/editor of Life’s a Beach, to see if students could participate in their cover contest and Seevers agreed.

Frakes invited Seevers to come speak to the Digital Design Class, which is comprised of 11th and 12th grader Digital Design 3 or 4 students, where she explained the contest to them and gave them an overview of what the magazine looks for in a cover design.  The students had about a week and 1/2 to create their designs.

The students were told that the artwork for the cover should capture the playful, whimsical flair of the Emerald Coast.  The piece should incorporate vibrant colors and at least one palm tree. Brilliantly contrasting colors in a vertical 2’ by 3’ format would work the best and the artwork must be ready for hanging.

Seevers and her staff returned to the school on Thursday, October 18, 2017 to announce the contest winners: 

First Place - Azannah Morton, 12th grade

Azannah's artwork will be displayed on the cover of an upcoming issue of Life’s a Beach, an Emerald Coast visitor’s guide, which distributes more than 500,000 copies annually.  She will also receive a featured editorial within the issue.  

Picture of Azannah Morton and her artworkSecond Place - Rendell Lucena, 12th grade

Picture of Rendell Lucena and his artworkThird Place - Josie Jacks, 12th grade

Picture of Josie Jacks and her artworkHonorable Mention - Kaitlyn Ballard, 11th grade

Picture of Kaitlyn Ballard and her artworkCongratulations to all of our Digital Design students and their extraordinary artwork!  View the winners artwork here.


About Life’s A Beach Publications
Life’s A Beach Publications, located in Destin, FL, is a locally owned and operated company. Their top priority is providing the best information possible while enhancing advertisers’ businesses and enriching visitors’ experiences. They are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive information that makes an Emerald Coast vacation memorable and results in success for our advertisers.  As a significant advocate of the arts, Life’s A Beach features a piece created by a local artist on the cover of every visitor’s guide they print.  They are proud to bring unique flair to their guides with vibrant, imaginative covers and stimulating, in-depth feature articles that cover all aspects of the Emerald Coast.