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Mohawk Adds Environmental Category to Annual Mohawk Show

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

[Cohoes, NY] – Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc. recently announced the addition of a new category in its annual Mohawk Show. This year a special award, the Environmental Excellence Award, will be given to a printed piece that uses one of the papers from Mohawk’s wind power portfolio. All designers are invited to enter their work. Entries for the Mohawk Show 6 will be accepted through Tuesday, May 31, 2005. “There is a real interest among corporations to develop and implement sustainability programs,” says Mohawk’s Vice President of Marketing Communications, Laura Shore. “Not only are many large corporations using environmentally friendly papers, many like IBM, BP, Coca Cola and GE are going one step further to create tools that communicate their environmental initiatives to stakeholders. The Mohawk Show is a great opportunity for designers to underscore their commitment, and their client’s commitment to sustainability,” continues Shore. The Awards The winner of this special Environmental Excellence Award will join the other top winners of the Mohawk Show (four), who will receive a four-night prize package to the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (or $3,000 cash). Designers are encouraged to enter as many pieces as they desire. Mohawk will also feature the winning projects in a traveling exhibit, on Mohawk’s website, in trade journal ads and in a printed Mohawk Show 6 catalog. Winning work is selected based on intelligent design, virtuosity and exceptional marriage of Mohawk paper and ink, as well as form and content. Special consideration in the environmental category will be given to pieces that promote the ideals of sustainability. To be eligible, entries for the special environmental award must be printed exclusively on one of Mohawk’s wind power-produced papers: Mohawk Options PCW or Mohawk Color Copy 100 PCW. Any other entry not earmarked for the special environmental award must be printed primarily on one or more of Mohawk’s fine papers, including Superfine, Navajo, Options, Satin 2.0, Vellum, Tomohawk, Ultrafelt, Irish Linen, Opaque, 50/10 and Mohawk Color Copy. All commercial work is eligible, but not limited to corporate brochures, annual reports, direct mail, books, letterhead, posters, etc. Work commissioned by Mohawk Paper Mills is not eligible. About The Mohawk Show The Mohawk Show is a celebration of higher thinking in graphic design, developed for unique individuals who aspire to create communications that combine brilliant design, intelligent paper selection and superior production. Mohawk’s goal was to challenge conventional wisdom and develop a paper mill competition that would be both rigorous and inclusive — fostering a sense of community and celebrating the roots of design in print and craftsmanship. The Mohawk Show has been judged by some of the best designers in North America. Judges for the Mohawk Show 6 include Jamie Koval chair, VSA Partners; Joshua Chen, Chen Design Associates; Michael Mabry, Michael Mabry Design; Anne Traver, Methodologie.

 

 

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