VALPARAISO | April Burford is the winner of the 35th annual Popcorn Festival Poster Contest through the Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events.
She is a lifelong Northwest Indiana resident and Valparaiso University alumni with a background in graphic design.
“When I design anything, I just try to have fun,” she said. "My design aesthetic has been called whimsical and I enjoy playing around a bit with different fonts and colors.”
Burford works at The Times and enjoys photography and gardening in her spare time.
Burford's design will be featured on T-shirts, buttons, brochures and will become the event poster for the 2013 festival. The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival brings more than 55,000 visitors to downtown Valparaiso each year and includes more than 200 arts and craft booths, 30 food vendors, 5K race and children’s inflatable area.
The main stage entertainment will include the Gin Blossoms as the headliner this year.
For more information about the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival and other events planned for this year, visit VCFE at www.valparaisoevents.com or call (219) 464-8332.