Announcing our 2020 Poster Winners


The winner of the Poster Contest for Full-Time students is Abigail Carter who attends Mattoon High School in Illinois. The winner for the part-time student poster is Allyson Randa, a student currently attending Waubonsee Community College in Illinois.
Read more HERE.

Calling all Educators and Print and Packaging Companies: DOWNLOAD THE 2020 PGSF Winning Call For Applications Posters and Share them at your local schools, employers and on social networks!

2021 – 2022 SCHOLARSHIPS  – FULL-TIME POSTER DOWNLOAD

2021 – 2022 SCHOLARSHIPS  – PART-TIME POSTER DOWNLOAD

*Check back with us in January 2021 for next years competition.


Students: This is your opportunity to show your design skills.

Educators: Please encourage students in your school to enter the PGSF Poster Competition either as individuals or as part of class assignment or project.

Each year PGSF awards 200+ college level scholarships ranging in value from $2,000 to $5,000 and we turn to our student community to help us promote these scholarship programs. We are asking students to design a poster promoting our scholarship programs. The winning posters will be displayed in schools across the United States in the 2020-2021 school year. The winning entrant will receive a $500 check, an award certificate, and will be honored in a national news release, on the PGSF website, and on social media platforms.

We will need unique poster designs for each of the following scholarship programs:

  • Full-time Student Scholarship
  • Part-time Student Scholarship

Rules and Submission Instructions

    • Submit your information and upload your final PDF file HERE >>
    • Files should be named as follows:
      Firstname_lastname_schoolname_2020
    • The winner of the contest must submit all files required for reproduction. Files become property of PGSF.
    • The department in which the student is enrolled will receive a plaque for display. If you have any questions, please email bernie.eckert@pgsf.org or call: 724-553-4058.
    • PDF entries are due by April 10, 2020. Judging will be in May and the winner will be notified by May 31.

Poster Specifications

1. Posters will be printed in 11×17-in. size for display in schools. Poster may be printed as small as 5½× 8½-in. used as display on a webpage. Please consider these dimensions when creating the graphics or choosing a typeface.
2. Include entrant’s school name and name of creative designer or names of team members. Please place near lower border or on second page in smaller type.
3. Bright and highly visible colors are suggested.


Full-time scholarship poster design entries must include the following:

1. Prominent display Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation name and logo.
2. A strong emphasis on the availability of scholarships.
3. Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be pursuing a career in graphic communications or related field at a U.S. technical school or college
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must be a high school senior or high school graduate
  • Must be able to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher

4. Prominently display scholarship application due date of April 10, 2021.
5. Show PGSF contact information:
PGSF.org
contact@pgsf.org


Part-time scholarship poster design entries must include the following:

1. Prominent display Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation name and logo.
2. A strong emphasis on the availability of scholarships.
3. Eligibility Requirements

    • Must be currently employed in the graphic communications industry
    • Must receive approval from current employer
    • Must be taking courses related to advancing their career in graphic communications

4. Prominently display scholarship application due date of April 10, 2021.
5. Show PGSF contact information:
PGSF.org
contact@pgsf.org