Music Industry News Network [01-10-2005]

UniKeep(R) Announces The Second Annual UniKeep Design Awards

Calling all Artists and Organizers – Share Your UniKeep Art- Up to $10,000 in Prizes!

Marysville, OH — January 5, 2005 — UniKeep LLC, manufacturer of the award winning View Case Binder TM has recently announced the start of the “Second Annual UniKeep Design Awards” on January 1, 2005. UniKeep created the contest to be a fun and unique way for users to share their creative binder cover designs. Due to the success of the 2004 contest, the company wanted to again offer a fun and easy way to showcase and reward its’ rapidly growing number of loyal users.

Darrin Hunter, Manager of Media Design at KZF Design in Cincinnati, OH was the Grand Prize winner for 2004. His integrated presentation design is still the most downloaded cover with over 200 downloads per month. Visit to view all great entries and category winners from 2004.

2005 contestants can create and submit a custom cover design for one of the many sizes of UniKeep binders. Entries are to be submitted in one of five categories to be eligible to win monthly cash prizes, and the first 50 entries per month will receive a product prize too!

How to Enter the UniKeep Contest
From January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005, the UniKeep website will feature all the information required to enter original art online in one of five design categories. Entrants 13 years or older can enter multiple designs, but only in one category per design and no purchase is necessary.

Links to all online entries will be posted in the UniKeep 2005 Gallery for the public to view and access for personal use. The monthly award will be $100 to each category winner and at the end of the contest, $500 will be awarded to each overall "Best of Category" and $1,500 will be awarded to the “Best of Show”.

It’s easy to customize UniKeep binders by placing artwork under the clear poly overlay. Users can stack and store countless combinations of paper, media and other items in UniKeep binders. This one-of-a kind contest will also provide other UniKeep users ideas for their customized binder cover designs.

"All of us really have enjoyed the many entries we received from 2004. We learned many new applications for our binders that we had previously not thought of,” said Ross Youngs, Inventor & Managing Partner for UniKeep.

Categories available include:
• Arts & entertainment - Anything related to creating, distributing,
promoting or displaying forms of artistic expression: photo albums,
portfolios, scripts, sheet music, recorded music or videos.

• Business & professional - Covers designed for work uses. Including presentations, reports, archives, personal record keeping, marketing and sales materials or business publications.

• Education - Designs for school or teaching. Includes school reports, memory books, homework, notebooks, records, project presentations, teaching plans or school publications.

• Sports - Big league to little league, anything sports-related goes here. Includes record books, rulebooks, playbooks, stats, memory books or team rosters.

• Hobbies & recreation. - Fun & non-profit. Can include scrapbooks,
travelogues, journals, home decorating planners, family albums, craft or project files.

UniKeep uses innovative and patented new technology to create a more functional replacement for the ordinary binder. The curbside recyclable, 100% polypropylene UniKeep View Case Binder has received numerous accolades in many consumer and trade publications. The unique snap-close feature keeps everything protected inside a stackable, archival-safe case.

Customers can also order products online at and other outlets listed on the UniKeep site. Please check the website frequently for updates for new UniKeep retail outlets. For more information on the UniKeep binder or any other innovative UniKeep products, visit the web site at or call 800.829.8117.


UniKeep Press Contact:
Doris Emich
Antarra Communications
(203) 663-1406

UniKeep Corporate Contacts:
Ross Youngs, Managing Partner
(800) 829.8117

Karen Sullivan
Director/ Marketing
UniKeep LLC
937/ 645.4675


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