The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (Charlotte, North Carolina) has announces its 24th Annual Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competition. This extremely popular event continues to showcase talent and encourage interest in the printing, graphic arts and flexographic industries. This year’s program will be held virtually for the second time “to continue the program in a safe and productive way,” said organizers. The event dates are Wednesday, April 14 to Friday, April 16, 2021 via Zoom Conferencing. Registration is open on the Phoenix Challenge website for any high-school graphic arts course/program students.
The competition brings 30 – 40 high-school students from across North America together to display their knowledge and prove their skills in a team setting, showcasing the various disciplines for flexographic print production – including mathematics, written skills and a variety of press and print knowledge. With a virtual format, a few things will be revised, said organizers. However, key student academic skills and knowledge will still be tested. Prizes will be awarded to those earning the highest combined scores during the competition. Along with the First Place Award, members of the winning team will each receive a $1,000 Phoenix Challenge Foundation Scholarship, and will take home the Harper Flexo High School of the Year Trophy, for display at their school.
Industry professionals are welcome to attend the online event as visitors. Plus, sponsorships are still available to support our industry’s future. As many tradeshow and conference events continue to be cancelled or postponed, companies are encouraged to redirect funds to the Phoenix Challenge Foundation to continue its core mission which is “to promote the growth of the flexographic printing process in the educational system throughout North America.”
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