The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is holding its annual poster design competition to promote the hundreds of college scholarships it offers students yearly. The winning posters will be showcased in schools across the United States, and contest winners will receive plaques to display in their schools. Two winning entrants will each receive a $500 check, an award certificate, and recognition in PGSF’s promotional materials.
Educators are encouraged to offer the design competition as a real-world working assignment. High school and college students are invited to submit poster designs by June 1, 2022. Contest winners will be notified before June 30th.
“Each year, PGSF dispenses over 200 scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $5,000, and we are asking students to design a poster to promote these award opportunities. We encourage communities all around the U.S. to connect with the local schools, especially on social media, to share information about this design contest as well as careers in the graphics industry,” comments Jules Van Sant, Chair, PGSF.
Recent Contest Winners
The 2021 winner of the poster contest for full-time students was John Latham, a student at SOWELA Technical Community College in Louisiana. Randy Jackson, a student at Camden County Technical School in New Jersey, was the winner for the part-time student poster.
Abigail Carter of Mattoon High School won the 2020 design contest thanks to graphic arts teacher Laura Roberts, who offered the design project as a school assignment.
Design Entries Standards
Design entries must prominently display:
- The PGSF name and logo;
- The scholarship application due date of May 1, 2023 and PGSF contact information: PGSF.org; and
- They must place a strong emphasis on the availability of scholarships.
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