GAERF 2017 Student Design Competition


Contest PosterWHAT…

The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) ninth annual student design competition challenges students to design and print a full-page magazine ad, featuring a product of their choice and linked to digital media, to demonstrate the essential role that print plays in today's multichannel media mix.

 


WHO…

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 the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), and may be reproduced and distributed. Entries will not be returned.


HOW…

All entries must be:

  • completed during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • original work of the student and contain no trademark or copyright material.
  • submitted by the instructor.
  • postmarked by the deadline: June 2, 2017.

JUDGING & PRIZES…

Entries selected by GAERF will be judged by the a panel of industry professionals. Winners and their instructors will be notified by July 17, 2017.

1st Place Awards:
$2,000 plus a two-day all-expenses paid trip for the student and instructor to attend PRINT 17, September 13-14, 2017, in Chicago, IL (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 17 during Career Awareness Day on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

All other winners will receive their awards via USPS delivery by October 31, 2017.

All student entries will be showcased online at gaerf.org and in PRINT 17's Education Main Street pavilion.


QUESTIONS…

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