The GAERF 2018 Student Design Competition Presents...

DOMINATE THE DISPLAY!

Design and print an appealing, informational label for a fictitious product (of your choice) that showcases its unique brand and influences the decision to purchase.


Get an overview of label production... watch the video...

Video created by Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES) members and used by permission. © 2017 Videojet Technologies Inc., Esko-Graphics Inc., X-Rite, Incorporated, Advanced Vision Technology (A.V.T.) Ltd., Linx Printing Technologies Limited, Alltec Angewandte Laserlicht Technologie GmbH, Laetus GmbH, and each of their global corporate affiliates. All Rights Reserved.


Contest Poster

Read and follow the official competition rules and guidelines.

Post/view questions and comments on Facebook/GAERF Student Design Competition.

Download competition flyer.

Enter online, AND complete the entry by mailing the printed label, the label placement illustration, and a copy of the completed entry form.


WHO CAN ENTER...

The competition is open to all students attending recognized secondary or post-secondary institutions in the continental United States and are studying in a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program. Instructors are responsible for submitting student entries. All entries become the property of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) and may be reproduced and distributed. Entries will not be returned.


JUDGING & PRIZES…

Entries selected by GAERF will judged by a panel of industry professionals. Judging criteria is listed in the official competition rules and guidelines.

1st Place Awards:
$2,000 plus a two-day all expenses paid trip for the student and instructor to attend PRINT 18 in Chicago, IL October 1-2, 2018. (one secondary school winner; one post-secondary school winner)

2nd Place Awards:
$1,500 (one secondary school winner; one post-secondary school winner)

3rd Place Awards:
$1,000 (one secondary school winner; one post-secondary school winner)


AWARDS PRESENTATION…

First place winners will receive their awards at PRINT 18 during Career Awareness Day October 2, 2018.

All other winners will receive their awards via USPS delivery by October 31, 2018.

All student entries will be showcased online at gaerf.org and in PRINT 18's Workforce Solutions pavilion.


QUESTIONS…

Contact Margie Garr, via e-mail: mgarr@aptech.org or phone: 703/264-7200.

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