The Mohawk Show
 

The Mohawk Show:
The awards that give back making


Introducing a new kind of awards show that gives back more than just a line
on your resume. The Mohawk Show is driven by a simple idea: Great work deserves
the opportunity to make more great work. We all have an idea on the backburner that’s
so niche, indulgent or impractical that we just can’t justify it. Now imagine you didn’t have
to. We are rewarding stand out work on Mohawk paper with Maker Grants to turn those
passion projects into portfolio projects. Our goal: Help great makers keep on making.
 

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Mohawk Maker Grants:
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Gold:
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Silver:
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Bronze:
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Curation Criteria:
In a world dominated by digital communication, entries will be judged on how they exist in the real world (this is why we ask for physical copies). Below are some of the criteria we will be looking for.

Object Quality
Printed objects exist, and are experienced, in three dimensions. Presence, dimensionality and tactility all have the ability to connect with us emotionally. We will look for design that harnesses these physical considerations, extending beyond the screen to enhance our experience of design.

Material Quality 
Just as with typography, color and form, materials are design elements. We will be looking for entries that use material qualities such as texture, weight, rigidity as strong elements in their design.

Paper as the 5th Color 
Often overlooked, we will be on the lookout for thoughtful ways of printing on colored paper.

Pairing Texture 
Paper has surface characteristics that reinforce design intent. We are interested in how you contrast different paper textures together.

Beauty 
Design that excites through the intersection of aesthetics and emotion. We all know it when we see it.

Paper & Process 
Attention will be given to artful, inventive and thoughtful combinations of paper and process-where paper is used as an intentional design element, equal to the process used to make the printed object.

 


Entry Rules:
Simply, enter anything you’ve printed on Mohawk paper.

Put less simply:
To be eligible, entries must be printed primarily on one or more of Mohawk’s fine papers.* All commercial work produced between Jan 2019 and Jan 2020 is eligible, including, but not limited to, corporate brochures, annual reports, direct mail, books, letterheads, posters, etc. Work designed for Mohawk Fine Papers is not eligible. Submissions can be made by designers, design firms, clients, advertising agencies, printers, paper merchants, or any other person affiliated with the work. Entry constitutes end user’s permission to feature winners in a traveling exhibit, on Mohawk’s website, in trade journal ads, and in a printed Mohawk Show catalog or book. Please submit five samples of each entry. All entries must be originals (no slides, transparencies, or photographic prints will be accepted). Ten additional copies will be required of each piece selected as a winner or honorable mention. Do not mount, staple, fold, or mark samples. Mohawk cannot return submitted items.

 



Be part of the Mohawk communities’
celebration of great design!

 

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