Ovation Media Inc. wins ‘Paint the Town Husky’ contest

Published 5:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2016

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–Husky homecoming spirit was in full-force the week of Sept. 26, as Helena High School prepared to take on the Opelika Bulldogs at Husky Stadium the night of Friday, Sept. 30.

But before the game on Sept. 30, a different contest was being held for numerous businesses throughout the city in the third annual “Paint the Town Husky” homecoming decorating contest sponsored by APH Radio and the Helena Athletic Association.

Businesses who participated in the contest decorated their storefronts using the theme “Put’em in the pound,” referring to Opelika’s bulldog mascot.

A dozen judges went around the city to the 25 different businesses that participated and after deliberation, the judges chose Ovation Media Inc., as the winner of the contest.

Ovation Media Inc., a marketing and media company specializing in print, graphic design, web design and more put their skills to the test and created a 3-D scene outside of the office building located at 2222 Shelby County 52.

Ovation Media employees created a scene that depicted four huskies in a pack roaming on the ground while a fifth husky could be seen chasing a bulldog up a pole.

Other details of the scene included a graphic of mountains with the words “#HUSKYNATION,” as well as another sign that said, “Fear the Pack.”

OMI President Mike Jones and other employees said the idea for the husky scene was created in house and all of the materials used also came from OMI.

For winning the contest, Ovation Media received a gift card and certificate and will be honored at the Helena-Opelika game on Sept. 30. OMI will also receive a shout out on APH Radio.

Here is a complete list of all the Helena businesses that participated in the contest:

  • Arcara Real Estate
  • Scozzaro Law, LLC
  • Mayer Insurance
  • Frederick’s Creations
  • Ovation Media
  • Therapy South
  • Hills Carpet
  • BenchMark PT
  • Golden Rule
  • Party Art
  • Cahaba Dental Art
  • Top It Off
  • Mallory
  • Helena Health Club
  • Stefanie Fisher Photography
  • Lazy Boy BBQ
  • Oak Mt. Orthodontics
  • Skull Girl Soaps
  • Studio V
  • Helena Vision Care
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • Gretchen B Photography
  • Oh My Sole
  • Uptown Salon
  • Southeastern Butcher Supply
  • The Coal Yard

A new addition to the contest this year included the participation of the Helena High School art department. The art department teamed up with several businesses and students helped paint the storefronts of Southeastern Butcher Supply, Helena Health Club, Gretchen B Photography and Oh My Sole.