Award Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Central Library (Downtown Tulsa)

-39Days -19Hours -32Minutes -57Seconds

Once a year, students and professionals submit their hard work to be reviewed and hand selected by judges from around the nation. Work worthy of Graphex will be honored at a one night exhibit and award ceremony. Winning professional work and student portfolios are put on display for all to appreciate. All winning work is announced during the ceremony and in a printed winners book.

Student Judges

Sascha Reeb

Sacha Reeb Sacha Reeb believes great design gets us addicted to a better reality. Reeb seeks to shape experiences customers want to watch, use and repeat, which he has done in lead roles at Critical Mass in London, Huge, Razorfish, Organic and Grey in Germany. Over his 20-year career, Reeb has developed integrated advertising campaigns and design experiences for clients such as Audi, Samsung, Pfizer, P&G, MTV, Intel and GE. His work has been recognized in Cannes, Eurobest, and by the FastCo innovation awards, and he has judged several award shows, including the Cannes Lions’ Cyber Jury.

Jeff Savage

Jeff Savage A fourth-generation Oklahoman, Jeff Savage graduated from Oklahoma State University prior to embarking upon a career that would take him from coast-to-coast. During his time in Tulsa, he began Studio Savage — a communication design firm. Since 2013, Savage and his family have embarked on a journey that has allowed them to explore 30 states across the U.S. Currently residing in North Carolina, he continues to work independently for a variety of agencies and clients in all four time zones.

Ken Womack

Ken Womack Ken Womack is principal and CCO of MindHandle, a Dallas-based branding agency. After graduating for the University of Texas at Austin, he began his career as an art director, designer and creative director, working at Tracy-Locke, DDB Needham, and The Integer Group before founding design shop Shift Option J in 2001. He is also co-founder of Agent 485 in Dallas.

 

Professional Judges

Joe Carrotta Joe Carrotta is a documentary and portrait photographer based out of Long Island and New York City. Carrotta has a constant curiosity to discover interesting people and their passions, which drives his work. His personal stories have been published on WIRED, Narratively and The New York Times. He also is an Eddie Adams Workshop XXX Alumni.

Erin Mayes Erin Mayes is the founder and creative director of EmDash, a design consultancy in Austin, Texas specializing in visual problem solving. Mayes, who received a Bachelor of Science in Photojournalism from the University of Texas, has worked as an editorial art director and designer for more than 25 years. Her editorial design background has covered subject matter from celebrity profiles and investigative journalism, to dairy cow maintenance. She has won awards from AI/AP, SPD, TDC, CASE, Communication Arts, Print and was nominated for a Grammy in 2013.

Jason Weingart Jason Weingart is a professional photographer based in Austin, Texas. Weignart’s love for weather photography was present at a very young age. His work has been featured in National Geographic, BBC, Associated Press, Discovery and a variety of other prominent media outlets. He currently works full-time hosting photography workshops, which teach guests how to chase tornadoes, photograph the night sky and improve their landscape photography.

 

Supporting Students

Portfolio Winners: The Jim and Lou Gibbs Award
Honoring two Art Directors Club of Tulsa legacies, Jim and Lou Gibbs, we recognize students in their name. Portfolio winners receive cash awards from Graphex entry contributions.

Call For Entries

Eligibility
Graphex entries must have been published for the first time between April last year and March this year. Entries may be submitted by anyone having part in the creation of the entry.

ENTRY CATEGORIES

Professional

  • Environmental
  • Identity
  • Illustration
  • Interactive (web, app)
  • Motion/Video
  • Packaging/Product
  • Photography
  • Print
  • Self-Promo

Student

  • Identity
  • Illustration
  • Interactive (web, apps)
  • Motion/Video
  • Packaging/Products
  • Photography
  • Print
  • Portfolio
  • Self-Promo

Student

  • $5 Per Entry
  • Portfolio $15

Professional

  • $30 Per Entry (Members)
  • $40 Per Entry (Non-Members)
  • $40 Campaign Entry (Members)
  • $60 Campaign Entry (Non-Members)