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The GAERF 2015 Student Design Competition presents...

The PIZZAZZ of PRINT!

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In recent years, print marketing has changed and evolved driven by innovative new technologies. Today, the printed piece can effectively convey a message and also connect with other media to further increase engagement.

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Call for entries is closed.

THE CHALLENGE

Design a unique and striking printed marketing piece to promote strong attendance at a major event.

WHO CAN ENTER

All students who attend recognized secondary or post-secondary institutions in the continental United States who are studying in a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMPETITION?

Review the Frequently Asked Questions.

JUDGING & PRIZES

Entries selected by GAERF will be judged by a panel of industry professionals.

1st Place Awards:

$2,000 plus a two-day trip
(Sept. 15-16, 2015),
all expenses paid, for the student and instructor to attend GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago, IL
(1 secondary school winner;
1 post-secondary school winner)

2nd Place Awards:

$1,500
(1 secondary school winner;
1 post-secondary school winner)

3rd Place Awards:

$1,000
(1 secondary school winner;
1 post-secondary school winner)

TAKE A BOW!

First place winners will receive their awards at GRAPH EXPO 15 during Career Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
Other winners will receive their awards via USPS delivery by Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
Student entries will be showcased online at www.graphicCOMMcentral.org, and also in GRAPH EXPO’s Education Main Street pavilion.

THE SPONSOR

The GAERF Student Design Competition is sponsored by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF). For more information, contact Eileen Cassidy, GAERF Director at phone: 703/264-7200 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .