Competitions & Grants
PIASC's RAISE Foundation rewards students that participate in its annual competitions by providing grants to assist with the expenses incurred in their participation in the Skills USA State and National Competitions. Students participating in any one competition sponsored by RAISE will be eligible to receive grants for Skills USA State and National Competitions. Instructors are required to apply for the grant by completing the SkillsUSA State Grant Request Form and SkillsUSA National Grant Request Form. Grants are handled on a first come, first served basis and cover the registration cost of the State and National Competitions.
Each year we receive many "Thank You" notes from students, teachers, and administrators for PIASC's support and contribution to their education. Here are a recent few:
- Student from Riverside City College
- Abram Friedman Occupational Center
- Students from Woodrow Wilson High School on the cover of Our Town Community Magazine!
- Woodrow Wilson High School
- Student from South Pasadena High School
- South Pasadena High School
- Eagle Rock High School Administration
Coloring Book Competition
This competition is open to high school students. This project requires students to design and print a coloring book. Students must also produce a storyboard that shows the process of producing the coloring book from concept to completion.
This competition is one of the most successful competitions for participants. The top three winning entries win cash prizes, and is open to both high school and college students. Students are asked to develop a new product and create a countertop, point-of-purchase display for a product. This display would normally be seen at the checkout counter of the supermarket or convenience store. Therefore, it must be eye-catching and persuade consumers to make that last minute purchase. No alcohol or tobacco products allowed.
Bookmark Design Competition
This year's competition is open to High School and College. Students must design and produce a bookmark promoting "The Beautiful World of Reading." The winning entries will be presented to the Education Committee to review. They will determine if the quality of the design warrants printing and distribution throughout Southern California elementary schools. A credit line, including the name of the student, will appear on the bookmark.
The winners of the high school, college and State and National Skills USA competitions, celebrate with their teachers and parents at this Annual Awards Banquet where they receive trophies and cash awards.
RAISE is the non-profit educational foundation for the printing industry. For more information, please contact Lou Caron, 323.728.9500, Ext. 274. For detailed information about this year's programs download this PDF of the 2018 Teacher's Bulletin.