For Immediate Release
October 18, 2018
Contact: Kate Achelpohl, SGIA
Las Vegas – The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) honored excellence in student printing at the 2018 SGIA Expo, awarding winners of the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition. This year’s Best of Show winners are Gabi Huben from Careerline Tech (secondary) and Jose Revueltas from Pasadena City College (post-secondary).
“Each and every year, it becomes harder to choose a winner from the excellent submissions we receive. This year’s entries show off incredible creativity and the winners highlight the best of what we saw,” said Erin Nuss, Manager of Academic and Training Programs, SGIA.
The ASDPT recognitions honor secondary (high school and vocational) and post-secondary (technical school, college or university) graphic arts students for superior imaging work in a variety of categories. Awards of Excellence are given to first place winners in each category, and two outstanding first place winners – one from each educational division – are given Best of Show.
“This competition is very important because it gives graphic arts students a place to be recognized for their hard work. These awards honor great quality and give students something to show, and their excitement when they win makes me excited for the future of graphic arts,” said Nuss.
Both Huben and Revueltas will receive a special Academy Student Achievement Award and cash prizes of $500 to use towards their graphic arts education and $500 for their school.
To see the full list of winners, visit SGIA.org or go to the Golden Image/Product of the Year Gallery, which can be found in Hall C2 at the back of the show floor.
SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) owns and produces the 2018 SGIA Expo, the printing industry’s most exciting and comprehensive trade show, which will bring more than 550 exhibitors and over 25,000 registrants to Las Vegas October 18–20. Technology is expanding what you can do — and the SGIA Expo is here to help you make the most of it!
SGIA is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA."