Poster design

PGSF Opens Annual Poster Design Competition; Winners will receive prizes of $500

Winning posters to be displayed in schools across the United States

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) holds its annual poster design contest to promote the hundreds of college scholarships it offers to students each year. Winning posters will be displayed at schools across the United States, and contest winners will receive plaques to display in their schools. Two winners will each receive a check for $500, an award certificate and recognition in PGSF promotional materials.

Educators are encouraged to submit the design contest as a real-world work assignment. High school and college students are encouraged to visit to submit poster designs by June 1, 2022. Contest winners will be notified by June 30.

“Each year, PGSF distributes more than 200 scholarships worth between $2,000 and $5,000, and we ask students to design a poster to promote these scholarship opportunities. We encourage communities across the United States to connect with local schools, especially on social media, to share information about this design competition as well as careers in the graphic industry,” comments Jules Van Sant, President of PGSF.

Recent contest winners

The 2021 winner of the Full-Time Student Poster Contest 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 of the part-time student poster.

Abigail Carter of Mattoon High School won the 2020 design competition thanks to graphic arts teacher Laura Roberts, who submitted the design project as a school assignment.

Design proposals must meet the following standards:

They should prominently display
the PGSF name and logo;
the scholarship application due date of May 1, 2023; and
PGSF contact details:, [email protected].
They must place a strong emphasis on the availability of scholarships.

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