Awards, Competitions & Scholarships

APTech strives to cultivate and recognize excellence within the Graphic Communications Industry through programs and services that identify those that are helping to create and promote new ideas.

APTech Student Design Competition

This annual competition invites secondary and post-secondary students studying in a graphic communications, printing, advertising, graphic design or interactive media program to demonstrate their creativity, design, and printing skills. Each year, there is a new theme and challenge..

Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards for Industry Service

APTech’s Harold W. Gegenheimer Awards for Industry Service, established in 1993, are presented annually to a member company of APTech, and an individual employed by a member company, to recognize leadership and commitment to building a strong future for the printing and publishing industry and its suppliers.


The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.
APTech supports the SkillsUSA Championships Graphic Communications Competition through coordination of competition design, sponsorship, equipment donations, and volunteer support

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