Pittsburgh, PA – June 12, 2023 – The Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) (www.pgsf.org) and Electronics For Imaging (www.efi.com) have announced the winner of the inaugural Packaging Design Contest. This year’s contest was open to any college student studying Graphic Arts with a focus on packaging. More than 40 entries were submitted representing eight universities.
“EFI is proud to sponsor the Box Design contest in conjunction with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation to inspire and reward future graphic designers in digital printing creation for corrugated products.” said Liz Logue, VP Corporate Development, Inkjet Strategy for EFI. “The student submissions were all well designed and thought out. Ultimately EFI chose Alex Woon’s box design, from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, who showed creativity in designing a unique look for a wine carrier while making best use of digital printing’s design capabilities.
Alex’s design was for Grace Wines of Berkley, California and when assembled holds several bottles and looks like a gothic church. In addition, the graphics for the package include a spot varnish/clear coat of braille (see image below).
“Designing for the PGSF box competition was a great opportunity, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate! This project was exciting — I had the chance to put my all into an idea that has great meaning to me. The design itself reflects the cross-disciplinary and accessible work I strive to create. In having this work publicized, I hope to inspire a more diverse, equitable, and accessible future in our industry.”
The contest winner receives a $500 prize from EFI and will have their design printed on an EFI Nozomi Ink Jet press.
More information about the scholarship foundation and its other contests can be found at www.pgsf.org/2023-student-design-contests.
About the PGSF
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice for young people and then to support them through their education process.