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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:

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.

Click here for complete details of the 2018 High School Coloring Book Design Competition.

Packaging Design

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.

Click here for complete details of the 2018 High School Packaging Design Competition.

Click here for complete details of the 2018 College Packaging Design Competition.

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.

Click here for complete details of the 2018 High School Bookmark Competition.

Click here for complete details of the 2018 College Bookmark Competition.

Awards Banquet

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.

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