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SMART Papers Seeks Entries for Imagination Award Contest

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

SMART Papers will honor the work of five designers in its first Imagination Award contest with an all-expense paid trip to the 2005 AIGA National Design Conference and Design Legends Gala in Boston, September 14-18, 2005. Now through August 12, 2005, designers can submit one or more entries of their best work. The submitted print projects must be printed after September 2004 on any SMART Papers brand including, Kromekote(R), Kromekote(R) Candy, Knightkote(R) Matte, Benefit(R), SMART Brights(R), Carnival(R), Genesis(R), Glacier(R) 95, Magna Carta(R), Outback(R), Pegasus(R), Passport(R), Synergy(R), Torchglow(R) and SMART Digital(TM). For Imagination Award entry forms and further details visit www.smartpapers.com/aiga. Five grand prize trips to the American Institute of Graphic Arts conference in Boston--valued at $3,400 each--will be awarded to designers with print projects showing the most imaginative use of SMART Papers brands. The prizes include all conference registration costs, a $500 airfare allowance, four nights' lodging at The Lenox, an historic Back Bay landmark hotel, and a daily expense allowance. In addition to the conference, on the evening of September 14, winners will attend the second-annual Design Legends Gala at the Fairmont Copley Plaza as guests of SMART Papers. The black-tie affair includes a cocktail reception and dinner where the recipients of the 2005 AIGA Medal will be honored, design industry luminaries will speak and guests will have a chance to meet with other designers. You may enter as many of your favorite print pieces as you like if postmarked by August 12, 2005. Winners will be notified by August 22, 2005. All winners will be responsible for taxes on the value of their award and will be issued a 1099 form. The AIGA National Design Conference is a biennial gathering of the U.S. design community to celebrate creative excellence and stimulate thinking about the critical issues that surround design practice. SMART Papers of Hamilton, Ohio, is one of North America's largest private manufacturers of premium cast coated, matte coated and uncoated printing papers. For more information on SMART Papers or the contest contact Peg Meyer at 513-869-5221.




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