Three graphic communication students from Millersville University’s Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology won awards this summer in the “Gutenberg Awards” contest sponsored by the Graphic Communications Education Association (GCEA). The Gutenberg Award recognizes exceptional achievement in the field of graphic arts. This is an international event and entries may be submitted by graphics students at any educational level, with a specific division for university and 4-year college programs.
This year, Senior Brittany Myers won first-place in the category with her two-color duotone screen-printed image of a tree, with the text “stay rooted,” on a t-shirt. Project partners Nicole McNerney & Connor Moyer won first place in their category for a 4-color (CMYK) flexographic-printed label. Their label was designed to fit cans of pet food for the fictitious brand “Paws4Claws.” Awards were announced at the GCEA conference held late this summer at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
In a different competition, sponsored by the Assoc. of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC), project partners Brittany Myers and Eli Brill received recognition for their project, titled “Ruff N Tumble”. Each year a different challenge is issued to student competitors. This year’s competition sought a universal packaging solution for a pet supply company to use for shipping products acquired through internet sales.
Their entry was selected by the AICC Packaging Design Competition Committee as the second place winner in the Design to an Opportunity – Graphics category. In addition to a $250 cash prize, Brittany & Eli will receive an engraved plaque and qualify to participate in next Spring’s “Best of the Best” competition. Other student teams that qualified for this honor were from University of Texas at Arlington, Clemson and Cal Poly. All of these award winning projects were completed as assignments for the ITEC 357 – Packaging & Specialty Printing class offered each Spring in the AEST department at Millersville.