Foundation / Corporation
Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF)
Opportunity for USA high school and post-high school students who are studying in a graphic communications or printing, graphic design, advertising, or interactive media program to participate in a competition and win awards. Awards are intended to recognize students who have designed and produced a printed greeting card for any occasion. Students should demonstrate the knowledge of designing for and producing a printed product; executing the steps from design concept to file preparation to printed output. Students must work independently to produce individual entries.
Winners are chosen by a panel of industry judges who will evaluate the greeting card based on:
- Creativity and originality
- Unique expression
- Widespread appeal
- Captivating design
- Clear identification of the greeting card theme
- Correct use of any optional printing enhancements.
Any printing enhancement is welcome, but not required. Examples include:
- Foil Stamping
- UV Coating
- Spot UV
- Die Cutting
- Spot color
- Metallic Ink
GrantWatch ID#: 170516
-1st Place Awards: $2,000 plus a two-day all-expenses paid trip for the student and instructor to attend PRINT 19, October 3-5, 2019, in Chicago, IL
-2nd Place Awards: $1,500
-3rd Place Awards: $1,000
All entries must be completed during the 2018-2019 school year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://form.jotform.com/90314332246145
Mail the printed greeting card and a copy of the completed entry form to:
Student Design Competition
c/o GAERF and APTech
1896 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191
tel: (703) 264-7200
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