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PGAV Destinations Scholarship 2014 Winner Announced


Andrew Reiff has been named winner of PGAV Destinations’ Spot Experiential Scholarship for 2014.

Andrew Reiff wins PGAV Destinations' Spot Scholarship 2014Andrew, a student at Penn State’s School of Visual Arts, won with a detailed design for an “Appalachian Creeks” – an immersive waterpark destination.  

Explaining why Andrew’s design was a winner, Ned Diestelkamp, PGAV VP and head of the scholarship review panel said, “Andrew went above and beyond just envisioning a wild water ride.  He showed a deep level of thinking about the guest experience from all angles, considered park signage, based it on creative storytelling, and demonstrated really impressive technical sophistication.”

Andrew’s prize is an all-expenses paid trip for him and his family to visit PGAV Destinations-designed Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  Speaking about the award he said, “It’s such an honour to be the scholarship recipient this year!  As an artist and as a future creative individual in the themed entertainment industry, I’m so honoured and I appreciate it so much!”

After graduation, Andrew intends to follow a career in the themed entertainment industry as a 3D visualisation artist.

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