Lewis-Clark State College Student Wins 2017 PGSF College Poster Design Competition


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – A student from Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho has won the College Print and Graphics Scholarship (PGSF) poster design competition. The poster titled “Start Your Journey” was submitted by Rachel Myers. It will be distributed to all colleges and high schools in the United States that have printing and graphic communication programs for the 2017-2018 school year. This student designed poster is used to promote the availability of scholarships for students pursuing careers in the graphic communication industry.

The poster design contest was presented by many classes and individual students who used the contest entry as a real homework assignment. “Education is critical to the success of promoting gainful employment for students in the graphic communications industry. Graphic communications is a “hidden” industry and is often overlooked as a viable career path in higher education. endless opportunities available to them in this constantly evolving field. Said Diane Driskill, professor of graphic communication at Lewis-Clark State College.

Ms. Driskill added, “Due to the high cost of a college education, financial aid is essential, not only for the student, but also for promoting careers in the graphic communications industry. It’s wonderful to work with PGSF to accomplish both missions! Industry support is critical to the success of our educational programs and industry input is invaluable in adjusting our curriculum to ensure that we are teaching our students the appropriate skills and technology they need. and what they need in order for a student to be successful in finding employment.

“All of the student submissions to the Foundation were of a truly professional caliber, making it a difficult choice for our team of judges,” said John Berthelsen, vice president of development at PGSF. “There were a number of great posters and it was a tough choice. Rachel’s entry used a graphic style that stands out while showcasing our PGSF brand and carrying the message about scholarship funds availability with a call for fellow students to take action.

Over two hundred college students attending 80 schools receive financial assistance through PGSF. However, many other deserving applicants are turned down due to lack of funds. For poster copies, information regarding tax-advantaged contributions, establishing a scholarship through PGSF, or scholarship applications, contact Bernie Eckert, PGSF Program Administrator, at 412-259-1740 Where [email protected]. You can also visit www.pgsf.org.


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