Graphics Arts and Desktop Publishing Division

Graphic Arts Processes: Any project printed using any image transfer methods may be entered in this classification. Three copies, along with detailed layouts, are required.
Entries in this division are those that are done in the various graphic arts courses and include work in letterpress, offset, silk screen printing, and desktop publishing. Entries should be mounted for display on a rigid surface such as poster board or illustration board, when applicable. Drawings (plans) are not required, but will add to an entry's score. It must be indicated what operations were accomplished by the student and which were borrowed, purchased, or accomplished commercially.

GA-1 - All Graphic Arts Printing Processes or Laser Etched projects- Scoring Guide for GA-1
Any printing project involving one or more colors is eligible. Three duplicate copies are required for each entry. Examples: Program, stationary, poster or sign.
Any offset printing project involving one or more colors is eligible. Three duplicate copies with the plate and stripped making sheet are required for each entry. Examples: program, stationary, or poster.
Any project printed by a screen printing process using one or more colors is eligible. Three copies along with the detailed layouts (from which the screens were made) are required for each entry. Examples: Programs, greeting cards, fabric items, glass items, and plastic items.  Computer integrated graphic arts processes -  Laser cut or etched project: Any project printed using a computer integrated image transfer methods may be entered in this classification. Final copy, along with detailed layouts, are required. Groups eligible to participate N, P & E

GA-2 - Desk Top Publishing Processes - Scoring Guide for GA-2
            Any project designed and printed using desktop publishing software, processes and equipment is eligible. Two final printouts in their best possible quality along with rough layout (sketches), dummy copies, and other necessary layout and design paperwork are required for entry. Examples: Magazine covers, Greeting cards, Menus, Posters, Brochures, Note pads, or Stationary. Displays are limited to 32 wide x 24" deep table space such as: science fair display illustration board. Display height is limited to 36. Groups eligible to participate N, P & E

Group (N) - Novice or Amateur: a person who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she is placed; beginner; tyro: a novice in the entry area. This entry area is for the 1st year the student has entered in this project area.
Group (P) -
Practiced or Experienced: skilled or expert; proficient through practice or experience: a practiced hand at project. This entry area is for the student has entered in this project area more than once.
Group (E) - is for the special needs students in Industrial Technology classes. Note: In an effort to recognize the exceptional student, "Group E" has been created. The exceptional student may be entered either in "Group E" or mainstreamed into groups with other students according to grade level.