UniKeep® Announces The Third Annual UniKeep Design Awards

February 03, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Enter the Contest and Share Your UniKeep Art — Up to $10,000 in Prizes!

Marysville, OH — With the growing success of the UniKeep Design Awards, UniKeep LLC, manufacturer of the award winning View Case Binder™ announced the “Third Annual UniKeep Design Awards” on January 1, 2006. The contest was created for UniKeep’s expanding group of loyal View Case Binder™ users to showcase their creative cover designs and organizing solutions with an opportunity to win cash and prizes.

UniKeep is pleased to announce award-winning HOW Magazine as the sponsor for the Third Annual UniKeep Design Awards. Winner of a Gold Ozzie for best re-design for B-To-B and a Gold Eddie for best editorial for the category of Design/ Advertising/Marketing in 2005, as well as sponsor of their own annual contests for designers, HOW brings unparalled authority and experience in the field of design.

Eric Rickabaugh, owner and creative director of Rickabaugh Graphics is a judge for the 2006 contest. With nearly thirty years of experience in graphic design, his studio has created award-winning graphic designs for corporate clients such as the NFL, NBA, NHL, Toyota, Hasbro Toys, Coca-Cola, Mead Paper and MGM. Eric's designs have been recognized by nearly every major design publication including Graphis, Communication Arts, Print, HOW and Step-By-Step. The studio has also been the subject of feature articles in five major design publications and Eric was invited to speak on graphic design and the studio's work at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

“We are so excited to have both HOW Magazine and Eric Rickabaugh involved this year. What a creative powerhouse! With the creativity of our users and the award-winning talent of Eric and HOW, I can’t wait to see the entries!” said Ross Youngs, CEO of UniKeep and inventor of the UniKeep binder. “We love this contest because it lets users exchange ideas and share their covers. Our users are so creative in the ways they use UniKeep binders for storage, organization and presentation and the ability to easily customize the binder covers is one of our key features,” added Youngs.

Last year’s winning entry from Rebecca Maxwell included a set of three photo album covers with instructions and a template for users to easily incorporate their own photos into the cover designs. Visit www.unikeep.com/awards to view all the creatively designed entries from 2005.

As in previous contests, 2006 contestants can create and submit a custom cover design for any one of the many sizes of UniKeep binders. Entries may be submitted in one of five categories to be eligible to win monthly cash prizes, and the first 50 entries each month will receive a product prize, too!

Links to all entries will be posted in the UniKeep 2006 Gallery for the public to access for personal use. The monthly award will be $100 to each category winner. At the end of the contest, $500 will be awarded to each overall "Best of Category" and $1,500 will be awarded as the Grand Prize to the overall “Best of Show”.

Categories available include:
· Arts & entertainment
· Business & professional
· Education
· Sports
· Hobbies & recreation

It’s fun and easy to customize UniKeep binders. By placing artwork under the clear poly overlay, it is easy to identify what content is organized and stored in the binder. UniKeep binders provide the ultimate organization solution as they can stack and store countless combinations of paper, media and other items.

How to Enter the UniKeep Design Awards Contest
From January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006, original art files may be submitted online for one of five design categories. The electronic files must remain available for public download for the duration of the contest on either the UniKeep web site or the entrant’s own site. Entrants 13 years or older can enter multiple designs, but only in one category per design. No purchase is necessary to enter. Complete rules and information are available at www.unikeep.com/awards

About UniKeep
UniKeep™ brand binders and accessories offer more colors, more flexibility, and more options for customization and organized document storage than any other products for filing, presentation, publication, and storage of printed and digital documents for school, home, office/SOHO, and business.

UniKeep uses innovative and patented technology to create a more functional binder. The unique snap-close feature keeps everything protected inside a stackable, archival-safe case. The UniKeep View Case Binder has received numerous accolades in many consumer and trade publications. All UniKeep products are environmentally friendly, made of 100% polypropylene and curbside recyclable.

The company is headquartered in Marysville, Ohio. For additional information, call toll free (800) 829-8117, write marketing@unikeep.com, or visit its web site at www.unikeep.com.


UniKeep Press Contact:
Doris Emich
Antarra Communications
(203) 663-1406

UniKeep Corporate Contacts:
Ross Youngs, Managing Partner
(800) 829-8117

Karen Sullivan
Director/ Marketing
UniKeep LLC
937/ 645-4675

HOW Magazine Contact:

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