Phoenix Challenge Foundation announces the 2018 High School Competition – April 11-13, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina (March 1, 2018) - The Phoenix Challenge Foundation is excited to announce the 21st annual Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competition, a great event that continues to build and breed talent and interest in graphic arts and flexographic print production. This year’s program will be held at Central Piedmont Community College April 11-13, 2018 at the Harper National Flexographic Campus in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The competition brings 30-40 students from across North America, who show their knowledge and are evaluated in proving their skills in a team setting showcasing the various disciplines from prepress, plate making and mounting to mathematics and written skills to print set-up and press operation. After two and half days of skills challenges and press-room judging, students are awarded and winners receive recognition to continue their pursuit of careers in label and package printing. 
Prizes are awarded by earning the highest combined scores in the competition. Along with the First Place award the team will each receive a $1,000 Phoenix Challenge Foundation Scholarship, and they will take home the Harper Flexo High School of the Year trophy cup, for display at the school.

Phoenix Challenge High School Competition:
  • DATE:             April 11-13, 2018
  • LOCATION:   Harper Campus – Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
  • INFO: Contact Bettylyn Krafft - (704) 309-3748

The Phoenix Challenge Foundation is a stand-alone non-profit organization. This Foundation and events is supported 100% by generous donations of industry sponsorship and individual support. Many sponsorship levels are available. 

Please contact Bettylyn Krafft to support the Phoenix Challenge Foundation and tomorrow’s flexo workforce.   


About the Phoenix Challenge Foundation

Founded in 1998 with its first competition, the Phoenix Challenge Foundation is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization of industry professionals dedicated to the recruitment and development of the future workforce for flexography. Each year flexo students and teachers from throughout the U.S. and Canada are invited to the Phoenix Challenge Competitions. The High School event is a two and half-day skill-based competition with hands-on and comprehension testing in operating a flexo press, prepress, plate-making, and overall flexo knowledge. The Phoenix Challenge College Competition is a school year long event in which an industry problem is presented to the students and requires both market and manufacturing research. Students then present to a panel of industry judges which grade them in four different categories research, concept, graphics and execution. To date, more than $60,000 in scholarships has been awarded to students to pursue further education and a career in flexography.

Source: Phoenix Challenge Foundation