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interest in graphic arts and flexographic industries. This year’s program will be held virtually for the second time to continue the program in safe and productive way. Reg- istration is open for any high school program students to sign-up. The competition brings 30-40 high school students from across North America together for 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. Students are evaluated in proving their skills in a team setting showcasing the vari- ous disciplines for flexo print production including mathe- matics and written skills. With a virtual format, a few things will be revised but the key academic skills and knowledge will be tested by eager students. Winners are eligible for scholarships funded by the PCF. 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 manufactur- ing research. Students then present to a panel of industry judges which grade them in four different categories: re- search, concept, graphics and execution. 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 Harp- er Flexo High School of the Year trophy cup, for display at the school. Visit for more.

e-commerce world? Learn from a retailer living the e-com- merce boom. What’s their perspective on packaging and the supply chain. What is next and how can you secure your position in this ever-evolving marketplace? Sustainability : How has the plastics crisis and the pan- demic impacted consumer packaged goods manufactur- ers and consumers’ views and goals around sustainabil- ity? How does a focus on individual health impact the view of planet health? And how do both impact shopping behaviors and packaging choices? Learn from an indus- try organization working to understand the commitments to sustainability and how industry can meet their fast-ap- proaching goals. “We are very excited to bring this program to you,” said Kenyon. “Look for registration information and more de- tailed information about our esteemed speakers coming soon. We can’t wait to see you virtually in May!” PCF Slates Virtual High School Flexo Skills Competition The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (PCF) has announced that the 24th annual Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competition April 14-16 via Zoom. The tradition continues with this premier event that continues to breed talent and


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