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Veritiv Opens Entries for the 2016 Canada National Design and Print Excellence Awards Program


TORONTO, ON (May 5, 2016) – Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), a leading national distributor of commercial printing and imaging papers, is pleased to announce the call for entries in the 2016 Veritiv Canada National Design and Print Excellence Awards (uVU).

“The uVU Veritiv Design and Print Excellence Awards recognize top graphic designers and print providers from across Canada,” said Jason Alderman, Regional Vice President – Canada for Veritiv. “Innovation in the print space, both from a design and production standpoint, has reached new heights. Veritiv’s uVU Awards program provides an opportunity for winners to celebrate with existing clients while broadening their exposure with potential clients.”

Veritiv has assembled a panel of five judges comprised of experts in design and print from across Canada. The 2016 uVU Awards judges are:

  • Patrick Breton, Senior Designer, Art Director, National Public Relations, Calgary
  • Katina Constantinou, Design Director, Parcel, Toronto
  • Steve Cousins, Art Director, lululemon, Vancouver
  • Daniel Robitaille, Art Director, Paprika, Montreal
  • Hans Thiessen, Associate Creative Director, Design, ReThink, Vancouver

Entries across 30 categories will be reviewed in June and judged in the areas of design excellence; communication strategy; print quality and appropriateness of paper; and use of photography, illustration, and typography. All entries must have been produced in full or in major part between June 12, 2015 and June 6, 2016, and printed on paper sourced from Veritiv. The deadline for submissions is June 8, 2016.

Please visit to submit an entry form and view detailed information on submissions and guidelines.

Award entry participants will be competing for a unique opportunity to showcase their work in the Veritiv uVU traveling exhibit, which will make stops in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver later this year. In addition, all entrants will receive a Veritiv uVU Catalogue featuring all of the winning entries. This year’s uVU Call for Entry and envelope was designed by WAX Partnership, and printed by McAra/Unicom, Calgary.

About Veritiv

Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), headquartered in Atlanta, is a leading North American business-to-business distributor of print, publishing, packaging, and facility solutions; and also a provider of logistics and supply chain management services. Serving customers in a wide range of industries, the Company has approximately 180 distribution centers throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and employs approximately 8,800 team members worldwide that help shape the success of its customers. For more information about Veritiv and its business segments visit

Veritiv Contact:

Kevin Feeney, 770-391-8286