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GAERF Student Design Competition

Graphic DesignThe Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF) has announced the launch of the GAERF 2013 Student Design Competition, themed “Forever Print.” This annual contest, in its fifth year, challenges students to demonstrate their creativity and skill by producing a printed product that in today’s world cannot be replaced by electronic media. All students who attend recognized high school or postsecondary institutions in the continental United States who are studying in a graphic communications/printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program can enter.

First-place winners and their instructors will receive a two-day trip, all expenses paid, to attend PRINT 13 in Chicago, Ill. The winning students will receive an award of $2,000 presented at PRINT 13 during Career Awareness Day on September 12, 2013. Second-place winners will be awarded $1,500, and the third-place winners will receive $1,000 and will receive their awards via USPS delivery by September 30, 2013. All student entries will be showcased online at: www.graphicCOMMcentral.org, and also in PRINT 13′s Education Main Street pavilion.

If you have questions, please contact Eileen Cassidy at 703/264-7200 or by email to ecassidy@npes.org. For more information, visit: www.graphicCOMMcentral.org. The entry deadline is June 14, 2013.

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