Plaudits to Heidelberg for remaining a staunch supporter of SkillsUSA. This photo shows all of the Georgia students who took part in the the recent SkillsUSA graphic communications and advertising design competitions co-sponsored by Heidelberg and the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) at Heidelberg’s U.S. headquarters in Kennesaw, GA. The Heidelberg personnel (gray shirts) served as judges in the competitions, which took place two weeks ago. The graphic communications winners were, in first place, Christina Hillman, Effingham HS, Springfield; second place, Eriko Smith, Bradwell Institute, Hinesville; third place: Jason Cagle, Walton HS, Marietta. In advertising design, the winners were, in first place, Karina Scholtens, Central Education Center, Newnan; second place, Yea Jee Bea, Dalton HS, Dalton; third place: Julia Tillary, Effingham HS, Springfield. A grant from PIAG enables first-place contestants and their advisors to travel to Kansas City, MO, in June to compete in the national SkillsUSA competition. Heidelberg awards scholarships totaling $4,500 to the winners and donates the use of six Printmaster QM 46 offset presses during the national competition. The schools of the first-place secondary and post-secondary participants also receive a one-year lease for a Printmaster QM 46. The national SkillsUSA Championship competition is held each summer in Kansas City, followed by the WorldSkills International competition, held each fall in different locations around the globe. Descriptions of all of the contest categories can be found here.