2012 DSVC Dallas Show: We Won!


We're still celebrating after this weekend's 2012 DSVC Dallas Show. It was the bee’s knees! On Saturday, the Dallas design community got dolled up at Edison’s for a Roaring Twenties themed affair to celebrate the outstanding local design work from the past year. This show was particularly special to us because, by golly, we won! That’s right folks, we were awarded not one, but TWO bronze medals! Specifically, we won for this newly revamped okpaper.com website and our “O-K Says HELLO” campaign featuring  printed materials supporting its re-introduction. And the awards didn’t stop there—our very own, Cathy Hadd, won the gold Kenny Asel Award for her exceptional contribution to the club and its membership. Cathy, we applaud you!

We are incredibly appreciative to the very important people who contributed to the success of the okpaper.com and re-launch campaign, our designers based in Austin, Lewis Carnegie

Reminder: "Make a Statement" Entries Due Dec. 31st

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Have you "Made a Statement" on Environment papers? If so, don't forget to enter your best work using ENVIRONMENT® into Neenah's competition for your chance to win an iPad! Submitted work must feature one or more Enivironment papers as the principal paper(s) used. A single winning entry will be selected to win (winner will be awarded a $550 Apple gift card). As a bonus, all entries will also entered into the annual Neenah Paperworks competition. Don't delay, submit your entry! ENTRY DEADLINE: December 31, 2011

GD:USA Package Design Awards Deadline Dec 9th


Graphic Design USA's American Package Design Awards deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 9th. Your entries need to be postmarked by this date or uploaded at the submission site. If your project is printed on any Neenah Paper grade, the entry fee is waived. This is the fastest growing competition for the magazine. The competition rewards packaging, point of purchase and related projects that feature designs that advance the brand. Here is a look at past winners. Click here to enter the 2011 competition. Good luck.

Sappi Call for Entries


Sappi's Printer of the Year Call for Entries is out. Printers, this is your opportunity to be recognized for excellence.  Gold winners are selected in each category and will receive up to $20,000 in design support for the printer's marketing with paper provided by Sappi. And all winning entries - gold, silver or bronze will be included in the Sappi Printer of the Year Online Resource. A database resource to better connect you with designers, print buyers and corporations. Since 1999, this award program has been regarded as a respected accolade for excellence in printing. For your printed material to be eligible, it must be printed predominately on Sappi products between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. There are ten categories:

  • Annual Reports
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Calendars
  • Catalogs
  • Digital Print
  • Magazines (sheetfed)
  • Magazines (web)
  • Printer's Own Promotion
  • General Print

Be a winner in 2012.
Entries are due February 3, 2012.