Contests & Awards

2017 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Past Contests

2016 SGIA Golden Image Awards

The work of Roland users impressed the SGIA judges once again in 2016. Eight Golden Image award-winning entries were printed on Roland large-format inkjets, including the following:

2016 Avery Dennison Wrap Like a King Challenge

Roland user Nick Caminiti, with the Australian-based wrap shop Exotic Graphics, was named King of the Wrap World in the 2016 “Wrap Like a King Challenge” sponsored by Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions. Caminiti’s stunning “Toxic Rat” wrap of a 1930 Ford Tudor reproduction beat out 223 other entries from around the globe to win the coveted global title. The wrap was produced using a Roland SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 wide-format printer/cutter and Avery Dennison media.

2015 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Roland users won a total of four coveted Golden Image awards at the 2015 SGIA Expo, including three Gold and one Bronze, in a variety of categories.

2015 With Roland Video Contest

The “With Roland” video contest gave Roland users throughout the Americas the chance to win valuable prizes by sharing their success stories through creative videos. The Grand Prize winner, Luis Soto of T & S Ltda. In Punta Arenas, Chile, won a Roland VersaUV LEF-12 flatbed UV printer.

The “People’s Choice” prize, based on the votes of those who viewed the various “With Roland” videos went to Jorge Enrique Rodriquez Campos with Arauca-Columbia-based Circle Inversiones S.A.S.


2014 SGIA Golden Image Awards

A total of 12 of this year's prestigious Gold Image Award winning entries were produced on Roland large format printers, including the following:

2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

The Corel International Design Contest represents a range of production and design disciplines and celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW users around the globe. For a complete overview of contest winners, visit the CorelDRAW International Design Contest gallery.

Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Alexei Oglushevich of Russia, and all of the category winners, in the 2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest.

Oglushevich's Grand Prize package includes a new Roland VersaStudio® BN-20 desktop printer/cutter. This year's contest featured entries from thousands of talented graphic designers from all over the world, competing in seven different categories.

Also winning Roland STIKA SV-15 vinyl cutters for first place category finishes were:

2013 "I Love Roland" Instagram Contest

At ISA Expo 2013, show attendees snapped photos of themselves at the Roland booth (or with Roland products displayed elsewhere on the show floor) and posted the shots to Instagram to enter our daily iPad Mini giveaway. Three lucky winners are now enjoying their new tablets. Follow us on Instagram at @Rolanddga.

2012 SGIA Golden Image Awards

Demonstrating superior creativity, design work and craftsmanship, two Roland businesses took top honors in the 2012 Golden Image Awards held at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas.

In the “Building Graphics - Digital Entries” category, Gamut Media of Brea, Calif. won the gold ribbon for “Saladish,” a bold, colorful restaurant interior décor and branding campaign that included floor-to-ceiling wall wraps, POP displays and other graphics produced using the company’s VersaCAMM inkjet printer/cutter.

In the “Unique Applications - Digital Entries” category, Build A Birdhouse of East Whitby, Ontario, Canada, was awarded the gold ribbon for “Creative Birdhouses,” a whimsical collection of custom birdhouses decorated in digitally printed vinyl graphics, also created on a Roland VersaCAMM.

Congratulations to you both!

2012 Roland Race Experience Challenge

Mark Caron of MHC Sign and Design won the 2012 Roland Race Experience Challenge grand prize, a free VIP trip to top motorsports locales and events in the Charlotte area, complete with a “backstage” tour of Richard Childress Racing

Mark earned top honors for his Roland Race Experience Challenge entry, a testimonial on Roland digital printing equipment which was judged “most compelling” from all other contest entries submitted at the Roland Restyling “Born to Wrap” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/restyling).

He wrote, “Since we bought our Roland printer, our business has tripled. The inks are the most vibrant, durable and longest lasting, and when we compare our wrapped vehicles with our competitors’ wraps, there is a drastic difference. You can tell that Roland inks are far superior! Roland stands behind their product with top notch customer service technicians and an excellent warranty. The print/cut feature saves us shop space and allows us to focus on our next design while the machine is doing its job flawlessly. Roland . . . the ONLY choice in the wrap industry.”

Well said, Mark!

2012 T-Shirtforums.com Annual Design Contest

Members of T-Shirtforums.com voted KA Grafix of Fredericksburg, Va., grand prize winner in this year’s social media-themed design contest, an accolade that won the firm a new Roland VersaStudio BN-20, complete with a supply of inks and media.

The winning design, ‘Battle of the Giants,’ depicts the two top social media companies battling it out in a comical, yet intriguing image. The graphic artfully features Facebook as an open book, with its pages fanned out to reveal a woman’s face. While this image clearly dominates the design, it appears to be under attack by a storm of blue feathers representing the rise of Twitter.

With more than 170,000 members, T-ShirtForums.com is the industry’s largest online community of T-shirt designers, printers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Each year, the forum sponsors a themed T-shirt design contest on its website at www.t-shirtforums.com.

2011 Roland Creative Awards

Celebrating Roland DG's 30th anniversary, the Roland Creative Awards showcased the best work by Roland owners around the world. Entries spanned a range of industries and applications, including everything from signage, banners and vehicle wraps to personalized accessories, jewelry designs and decorated apparel.

Taking home top prize for the North America region was Gamut Media for their work on the Saladish restaurant graphics, creating everything from the logo and menus to the window displays and wall murals, all on printed on a VersaCAMM SP-540V.

The Latin America regional winner was BACA-DG of Venezuala, for their work on the Alma Mia art exhibit featuring the art of Coral Hernandez, printed on Roland's Glossy Backlit Film with a VersaCAMM VS-640.

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all who entered.

2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

We are proud to welcome Joseph Diaz and Fabio Selani to the Roland family. These top designers earned new Roland devices by competing with hundreds of other Corel artists internationally through the 2011 CorelDRAW® International Design Contest.

Diaz received two Roland products for his entry, Steampunk Stella's - a VersaCAMM SP-300i for earning the grand prize, and a STIKA for topping the marketing/advertising category. A second STIKA was awarded to Fabio Selani, winner in the vehicle wraps category.

With categories representing a range of production and design disciplines, the contest celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW talent from around the globe. For a complete overview of contest winners, visit the CorelDRAW International Design Contest gallery.

2010

How Not to Build the Perfect Printer Contest Winner

2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

CorelDRAW International Design Contest Winner and New VersaCAMM Owner

Aleksey Oglushevich

Professionals from more than sixty countries entered the 2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest, competing for the grand prize, a top-of-the-line Roland VersaCAMM VP-540i.

Oglushevich took first place in two of the contest’s six categories.

  • Promotional/Personalization/Awards
  • General Illustration/Fine Art.

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2017 SGIA Golden Image Awards

10/9/2017

If you’re a Roland user, we know you produce highly creative graphics of award-winning quality. Here’s your chance to show off some of your best work! Enter the 2017 SGIA Golden Image Awards competition and gain valuable industry-wide exposure. Click on the link below for more information on how to enter, the various categories, and the deadline for submissions. Note: You must be an SGIA member to enter.
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