Menifee Resident is a Finalist for X Games Medal Design Contest

Andrew Lawson
Sports fans far and wide will soon be flocking to the television screens as ESPN broadcasts the Winter X Games being held in Aspen, Colorado in January 2012.

One thing different about this year’s games is that entries for the first ever "Test Your Medal" Winter X medal design contest have been accepted from contestants all throughout the country. This contest has allowed participants to submit their graphic design concepts to the Winter X Games organization, and gives them the opportunity to develop these designs into becoming the official Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for the upcoming Winter X Games. Having received hundreds, if not thousands, of submissions, the X Games organization has narrowed down their selections to 16 different designs. From here, 3 finalists and eventually one overall winner will be announced and their medal design will proudly hang around the necks of the winners of Winter X Games 16.

Menifee’s own Andrew Lawson is one of these hopeful 16 contestants, and he needs your support to make it through the final cuts. Currently featured on ESPN.com, an online voting forum will be left open until midnight (eastern time) on November 18th, where three of the 16 finalists will move on to being one step closer to having their design concepts etched in X Games history.

Since the X Games are a nationally televised event, having a local Menifee resident partake in such a broadcasted affair is a significant milestone for the community. It is a marvelous opportunity for the talents of one of our own to be showcased at such a large scale event. With the voting forum only allowing one vote per computer IP address, Andrew needs the support of the Menifee and Sun City community in order to help his dreams prevail.

Andrew's medal design
Andrew’s design is based off of the four main properties that make up the Winter X Games; eXtreme talent, eXcellence in athletic precision, eXtraordinary determination and eXcitement for the fans. What makes this design different from other competitors and previous designs is that the center piece is rotating on an axis pin, making the medal interactive. Keep in mind when you look at the design that the all white areas of the medal will be hollowed out, and anything with a snow like texture or solid color will be solid with a grain like texture to it.

Andrew’s father Scott Lawson admits that he is “both honored and stoked by this selection and so proud to see him being recognized for his endless hours of work toward this goal.”

Mr. Lawson also declares that “All of the submissions are terrific and worthy of competing. Of course, we would sincerely appreciate the support of the people of Menifee and Sun City, but leave that up to them.”

The voting poll for the 16 finalists can be found here http://espn.go.com/action/xgames/story/_/id/7177791/first-round-voting-winter-x-games-2012-medal-design-contest-started on the ESPN website.

You can read more about Andrew’s story and about the process of his submission on his Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2114449466161.2104621.1393437385&type=1&l=41e0168dcc

You can also view some of Andrew’s design ideas that did not make it to the final round here. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1585903622921.51138.1695711449&type=1&l=0140625d4d




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