Surtex Sets 2012 Dates, Opens Student Competition

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Surtex, the trade show for surface designers, will hold its 2012 exhibition May 20 to 22 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
     The show also announced the theme for its 26th annual designext student design contest, which is open to college students around the world. This year, students are to create a collection of original surface designs to be used in an outdoor setting in the year 2012. The work of four winners will be featured at the show, where the grand prize winner will be announced.
     Next year's Surtex expects to draw roughly 350 exhibitors more than 6,000 attendees, according to Penny Sikalis, GLM vp and Surtex manager.
     "We expect a broader and deeper range of attendees this year - there's virtually no limit on the variety of products that make use of surface designs," Sikalis said.
     Deadline for designext entries is Jan. 25. For details and an online entry form, visit For more information the show, contact Sikalis at 914-421-3297,, or visit

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