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Langley second in Discover contest

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rainna Langley
Through her Facebook account, Rainna Langley learned about a contest Discover Card was conducting.

By chance, she decided to enter.

"Discover had posted it and when I saw it, I went straight to their page to find out the details," Langley told The Brazil Times. "I had taken part in a previous contest for their new student (credit) card. I won first-place ($1,000) and it was held through the Graffiti application on Facebook.

"I was also messaged by someone from Discover to make sure about the contest since I had entered the last one."

In the student credit card redesign contest, which was conducted online in 2009, Langley created a "mixtape" design, which was selected to serve as the company's new student card design.

The company created the recent contest, "Discover Works of Art, Acts of Charity," June 21. According to Discover officials, the contest provided artists the opportunity to participate in the creative process.

Local resident Rainna Langley created this dog tag version of a Discover card, which recently placed second in a design contest the credit card company conducted.
Artists created and shared original artwork by visiting www.discovercard.com/cardartdesigncontes.... They were able to submit designs from June 21-July 3.

Facebook users voted on the designs from July 5-15. Discover officials stated they wanted artists to submit designs, which "exemplified the American spirit or were inspired by the United States."

More than 3,000 artists submitted entries.

When it was all said and done, Langley had finished second.

"I feel great about placing second," Langley said, "and I sort of had a feeling that's where I'd place since I entered."

For the recent card design contest, Langley designed a dog tag credit card.

"I loved that the idea came to me for that design," she said.

By placing second, Langley received $2,500.

The grand prize winner was Marcus David Martinez, who was awarded $5,000. The third-place recipient, Danielle Kasony, was awarded $1,000.

Honorable mention recipients, Heidi Bennett, Brannan Pederson Vines and Monet St. Juste, each received $500.

The grand prize winning design may be used on a future Discover card.

A veteran with art contests, Langley said she has "drawn since I can remember."

"I have always been fascinated with art and creating things," Langley added. "My favorite things to create are people's portraits and anything that looks realistic."

In connection with the contest, Discover has elected to donate more than $35,000 to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization, which provides emergency financial and other assistance to American military service members, wounded warriors and their families.

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-- Posted by RThomas on Sun, Aug 14, 2011, at 11:39 PM

Nice job!

-- Posted by Mumbler on Mon, Aug 15, 2011, at 9:10 AM

Yeah nice job, thats clever!

-- Posted by Anna_Blevins on Tue, Aug 16, 2011, at 5:21 PM

Rainna this is so awesome!! We were doing operation homefront at work for awhile. I had no idea Discover was donating to Operation Homefront. Wow Congrats way too cool!!!!

-- Posted by lafferty73 on Tue, Aug 16, 2011, at 6:12 PM

In my opinion you should have won. That design is simply outstanding Rainna. I can just imagine all the Americn spirit pouring out of those dog tags.

Congratulations and keep up your outstanding work!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Aug 17, 2011, at 11:32 AM

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