Students tag sidewalk at Chalk Festival

By Andrea Waitrovich

Students doodled on the pathway in University Park with creative
and colorful drawings for ASI BEAT’s third annual Chalk Festival on

“It looks harder than it looks,” said Alan Sutrisno, a
second-year accounting student.

“I wouldn’t think people would be able to draw as well on cement
whereas using a pencil and paper you could erase.”

Fourteen teams were competing for this year’s titles, but only
three were announced the winners.

The chalk art was judged upon three categories: Best Overall,
School Spirited and People’s Choice.

“There were so many to judge . . . I was looking for things that
popped,” said Jeff Weintraub, ASI president and contest judge.

Teams of four had an hour and a half to draw their design in a
seven by seven square foot square before the judging started.

“There was great composition and bright colors,” said Guilburt
Locquiao, a second-year graphic design student.

“It looks like a lot of fun and shows a lot of teamwork.”

Many drew motivational and inspirational art of Billy Bronco and
the CLA building.

Sean Mayo, a second-year graphic design student, and his team
had the message “out of many we are one” to represent equality
throughout the world.

The center of interest was the earth cut in half with dressed up
grains of rice standing in the middle.

“Almost every country uses rice for some kind of food
preparation,” said Mayo. “We thought it was the best symbol to
represent unity.”

Marisol Reyes, a second-year graphic design student, and her
team drew Cal Poly’s campus in a light bulb cupped by a hand with
the message “greenify your thoughts” written above it.

There were many clubs competing, using the event to promote
their name.

“We did it to spread Campus Crusade,” said Will Pfeffer, a
fourth-year construction engineering student.

“We thought it would help and be a cool way to get our name out
there and represent what we are all about.”

Jason Te, a fourth-year international business marketing student
said he helped draw his square for his fraternity, Delta Sigma

The team’s Billy Bronco won the School Spirit Award.

Nina Sebastiano, a second-year communication student, and her
team’s “come and sit” Cheshire the Cat won the People’s Choice

“Everyone loves Alice in Wonderland. It’s colorful and reminds
you of your youth,” said Sebastiano.

Mayo team’s “out of many we are one” won Best Overall.

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Students tag sidewalk at Chalk Festival

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Students tag sidewalk at Chalk Festival

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