Phoenix Challenge Winners Announced

CHARLOTTE, NC | The Phoenix Challenge Foundation, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization of industry professionals dedicated to the recruitment and development of the future workforce for flexography, recently held its 9th annual college competition. Each team showcased its problem-solving skills and knowledge of graphic arts and flexography, presenting the results of its projects in professional business presentations to a judging panel comprised of today’s industry leaders. 

The competition requires students to develop, create, and present a complete solution with a roadmap of research, design, and printed/converted execution to solve a viable business-centric problem. The projects take form over an entire college semester and allow each student team to apply its business acumen, analysis, design creativity, and flexography knowledge. It comes to a conclusion when each team presents their project during an all-day presentation and competition event. Winners are presented with trophies and scholarships to aid in further pursuing a future in flexography.

Overall Winners – California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly): Colleen Twomey (instructor), Leanne Morris, Aislinn Bryan, Natalie Jones, Lindsay Mitchell, Isabella Baldwin, Hannah Girogi, Reina Stephenson, and Nicholas Azevedo

Research & Concept – Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC): Emma Roser, Cassandra Ewert, Brenda Rosman, Jenna Parr, Keara Wingert, Genesis Lopez, Jake Paniagua, James Mayenshein, Joe Till, and Nathan Miller

Execution – Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC): Cheyenne Beaty, Avery Speight, Mike Stornaiuolo, Brian Gibbs, and Amber Dobbins

Major sponsors of this year's event included Harper Corporation of America, Anderson & Vreeland, Mark Andy, Esko, Sun Chemical, TEST-FFTA, All Printing ResourcesALC Group3MBryce Corporation, and FFTA.

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