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Show the imaging community that you have what it takes to excel in this industry with an esteemed Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition Award. Highly sought after by graphic arts students, Academy awards honor superior imaging work within a variety of categories. Entrants represent secondary (high school and vocational) students and post-secondary (technical school, college or university) students.
2018 Competition Winner List
|Company Name||Student Names||Title||Awards||Category|
|Careerline Tech Center||Gabi Huben||Bird||Award of Excellence & Best In Show||Finished Garments (Light)|
|Careerline Tech Center||Megan Noel||Don’t Stop the Music||Certificate of Merit||Finished Garments (Light)|
|Careerline Tech Center||Scott Zahl||Truth is Out There||Certificate of Merit||Finished Garments (Light)|
|Careerline Tech Center||Jazzy Stowe||Pop-Art Lips||Certificate of Merit||Finished Garments (Dark)|
|Careerline Tech Center||Emily Gwilt||2018 Illustrated Calendar||Award of Excellence||Calendars|
|Des Moines East High School||Jacob Cort||Peru Vacation||Award of Excellence||Banners|
|Eagle Rock High School||Robert Gutierrez||Palasade Worldwide||Award of Excellence||Finished Garments (Light)|
|Eagle Rock High School||Edgar Cuevas||Beach Dreams||Award of Excellence||Glass/Mirrors, Flat|
|Eagle Rock High School||Edgar Cuevas||Chinese New Year||Certificate of Merit||Ceramics|
|Eagle Rock High School||Edgar Cuevas||The Beatles||Award of Excellence||Ceramics|
|Flagstaff High School||Eric Perez-Alvarez||Flag Town||Award of Excellence||Finished Garments (Dark)|
|Lawrence County High||Kenzie Adkins||Credit Card Caddy||Certificate of Merit||Textile Products (Other)|
|Lawrence County High||Caden Browning||Digital Design Logo||Certificate of Merit||Heat Transfers (Textile)|
|Lawrence County High||Emma Sisk||Fearfully And Wonderfully||Award of Excellence||Metal Signs/Products|
|Lawrence County High||Kenzie Adkins||Post It Note Holder||Certificate of Merit||Wooden Signs/Products|
|Lawrence County High||Kenzie Adkins||Koozie with Rhinestones||Award of Excellence||Unique Applications|
|Walton High School||Rosie Nguyen||RNP Monogram Shirt||Award of Excellence||Special Effects – Textile|
|Company Name||Student Names||Title||Awards||Category|
|Los Angeles Trade Technical College||Michael Milauskas||American Dukedom||Certificate of Merit||Fine Art|
|Millersville University||Alejandro Rosario||Just Say Bird||Certificate of Merit||Finished Garments (Light)|
|Millersville University||Marthelis Abreu||Do you booboo||Award of Excellence||Magnets|
|Millersville University||Analeesa Marvel||MU College of Science & Technology||Certificate of Merit||Magnets|
|Pasadena City College||Emmanuel Krauletz||Green Scene||Award of Excellence||Fine Art|
|Pasadena City College||José Revuelta||Acción Comics||Award of Excellence & Best In Show||Posters (Single Sheet)|
|Pasadena City College||Vanessa Kale||Kale's Fresh Cut||Certificate of Merit||Finished Garments (Light)|
|Pasadena City College||Justin Absher||Abstraction||Certificate of Merit||Glass/Mirrors, Flat|
|Pasadena City College||Matthew V. Negrete||Mummy||Award of Excellence||Glass/Mirrors, Flat|
|Pasadena City College||Terrence A. Sillo||Wisdom of Dogs||Certificate of Merit||Glass/Mirrors, Flat|
|Pasadena City College||Jeancarlo Gonzalez||Fire||Award of Excellence||Unique Applications|
|Pasadena City College||Alexandra Williamson||Dr.Pepper||Certificate of Merit||Ad Specialty/Promotional Products|
|PVG Maharashtra Institute of Printing Technology||Pranit Thube,Shivam Jawalkar,Venkatesh Dyavanpelli,Ganesh Karnad,Pratik Dandge,Viraj Bhosale,Yugandhar Hire||Screen printed Wall Paper||Award of Excellence||Wallpaper|
|PVG Maharashtra Institute of Printing Technology||Pranit Thube,Shivam Jawalkar,Venkatesh Dyavanpelli,Ganesh Karnad,Pratik Dandge,Viraj Bhosale,Yugandhar Hire||Digital Printed Container||Award of Excellence||Containers|
This is a great opportunity for students to have samples of their finest work evaluated by Academy experts. All submissions will be displayed to industry leaders from around the world at PRINTING United in Dallas, TX, October 23-25, and winners will be awarded at the show. Click here for more information on the competition judges and judging criteria.
- Samples must be printed by students of the member school
- There are no fees associated with entering
- Entries can be an individual or team effort
Two divisions of the competition will be judged separately - Secondary (High School and Vocational) and Post-Secondary (Technical School, College or University).
Best of Show
Two exceptional entries, one from each division (secondary and post secondary), will be chosen from the Award of Excellence winners, and will be honored with the Best of Show award. Best of Show winners receive a special Academy Student Achievement Award and a cash prize of $500 to use toward their graphic arts education. Instructors will also receive $500 to use toward their school’s graphic arts educational program.
Award of Excellence
First place winners within each category receive an Academy Student Achievement Award.
Certificate of Merit
An honorable mention may be awarded from each category.
Additionally, each school will receive a plaque to showcase their winning students who were honored with the Award of Excellence, Certificate of Merit and/or Best in Show Award.
NOTE: Entries on display are attached using staples. SGIA is not responsible for damage to entries when they are hung for display. We encourage matting and/or framing entries to avoid any damage.
Sponsored by the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies
In memory of one of the strongest supporters of the screen print industry, the Academy dedicated its Student Printing Competition to Tom Frecska, the late editor of ScreenPrinting Magazine. Tom, who passed away suddenly in 2009, recognized the importance of and supported the education of students in the screen printing process. The competition was renamed the Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition.
The Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) was established by the SGIA Board of Directors in 1973. The Academy recognizes individuals who have contributed to the technical growth and/or advancement of the screen and digital printing industries.