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Cal Poly Team Wins Xplor’s Third Annual Design Competition

Lutz, FL – March 26, 2019 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the winners of the third annual Communication Design Competition. The annual contest is open to Xplor University Chapter students and is created to challenge students and promote real-life application development, while having a bit of fun.

Participating teams each consisted of up to five Xplor student members from the same university. A team can only submit one entry, but the university can have multiple teams. Each student can only participate on one team.

Sponsored by Quadient, the winning team was from the California Polytechnic State University Graph Communication Department and included students Mika Arie, Yenna Chen Chen, and Michaela Kwan.

Tweet this: The #XPLOR19 Communication Design Competition winners have been Announced! Sponsored by @Quadient, the winners are @CalPoly students! Read the entire release here:https://bit.ly/2ux9V5G

The students will be recognized at XPLOR19 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, April 23-25, 2019, and present a session about their winning statement redesign on Thursday, April 25, at 3pm in room South Pacific H.

“I was very impressed by the amount of research and thought put into all of the entries presented  by the students from CalPoly and Ryerson University,“ says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “It was a very difficult decision for the judges as each application had unique qualities and features. I’d like to congratulate the Cal Poly team for their winning design and I look forward to seeing them present their solution in Las Vegas.”

The winners were selected based on their team’s presentation and explanation of the redesign to a panel of judges. The winning team will be presented a plaque at XPLOR19 during the awards ceremony on April 23rd. Additionally, each member on the team will receive a complimentary full-conference pass and the opportunity to present their design to XPLOR19 attendees in a 25-minute educational session.

For more information regarding XPLOR19, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor19. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday. Vendors interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor can contact Xplor HQ, at +1-813-949-6170 or via email at sales@xplor.org.


About Xplor International

Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation, production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications. 

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171

Xplor Announces Third Annual Communication Design Competition

Xplor Ryerson and Cal Poly University Chapters to Participate

Lutz, FL – January 30, 2019 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced their third annual Communication Design Competition. The contest is open to Xplor University Chapters students and is created to challenge students and promote real life application development, while having a bit of fun.

Sponsored by Quadient, the winning team will be recognized at XPLOR19 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, April 23-25, 2019.

Tweet this: The #XPLOR19 Communication Design Competition has been Announced! Participants include @XplorRyerson and @CalPoly and is sponsored by @Quadient https://bit.ly/2MFrg4N

Participating teams consist of up to five Xplor student members from the same university. A team can only submit one entry, but the university can have multiple teams. Each student can only participate on one team.

Teams will be challenged to redesign an ordinary, bland  utility statement making it more functional, aesthetically pleasing, and expanding its purpose to include making the communication a marketing opportunity. It is the responsibility of the team to research and determine how to integrate various options and enhancements while re-designing the statement into a final submission.  The statement needs to be accessible via print, web and mobile.

“The talent these students have is amazing. Their ideas and designs they presented the last two years impressed our judges as well as those who attended their session at the 2018 Xplor conference. We look forward to this year’s entries,” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International, “Also, a big thank you to Quadient for their support as the competition sponsor. Their generosity allows Xplor to offer a cash prize which enables members of the winning team to attend XPLOR19 and present their winning statement.”

Winners are selected based on their team’s presentation and explanation of the redesign to a panel of judges. The winning team will be presented a plaque at XPLOR19 during the awards ceremony on April 23rd and a cash prize. Each member on the team will receive a complimentary full-conference pass and the opportunity to present their design to XPLOR19 attendees in a 25-minute educational session.

For more information regarding XPLOR19, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor19. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday. Vendors interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor can contact Xplor HQ, at +1-813-949-6170 or via email at sales@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation, production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor Announces First Collegiate Communication Design Competition

Xplor Ryerson and Cal Poly University Chapters to Participate

Lutz, FL – January 25, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced their inaugural Communication Design Competition. The contest is open to Xplor University Chapters students and is created to challenge students and promote real life application development, while having a bit of fun.

Sponsored by GMC Software, the winning team will be recognized at Xploration® 17 in Florida at the Caribe Royale Orlando, March 28-30, 2017.

Tweet this: #XPLOR17 Communication Design Competition Announced! @XplorRyerson @CalPoly @GMC_net http://bit.ly/2ktPPCF

Teams consist of up to five Xplor student members from the same university. A team can only submit one entry, but the university can have multiple teams. Each student can only participate on one team.

Teams will be challenged to redesign an ordinary, bland  credit card statement making it more functional, aesthetically pleasing and expanding its purpose to include making the communication a marketing opportunity.

It is the responsibility of the team to research and determine how to integrate various options and enhancements while re-designing the communication into a final submission.  The communication needs to be accessible via print, web and mobile.

“This is a great opportunity for students to apply the skills they have learned at their respective universities”, says Skip Henk, president and CEO of Xplor International, “I want to thank GMC Software for sponsoring this inaugural event.”

Winners will be selected based on their team’s presentation and explanation of the re-design to a panel of judges.

The winning team will be presented a trophy at Xploration 17 during the awards ceremony on March 28th and a cash prize. Each member on the team will receive a complimentary full-conference pass and the opportunity to present their design to Xploration 17 attendees in a 25-minute educational session.

About Xploration 17: The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and daily networking events. Other features include:

  • 60+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Vendor Forum,
  • Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed
  • Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • Analyst Workshop (Thursday)
  • Production Workflow Basics Course by acadami (included in registration fee)

For more information regarding Xploration® 17, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor17. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Marketing Manager
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org