Creativity Scholarship Contest

The Geddes Creativity Scholarship Contest

The contest is now closed. A big thank you to all who entered!

Raymond Geddes & Company has been supplying novelty pens, cute erasers, cool pencils and other fun school supplies since 1924. We love creating cool new products and we’d like to encourage students to harness their creativity and submit their own designs.

We’re pleased to offer this scholarship opportunity for artistic juniors and seniors in high school to help fund their dreams of attending college. Our goal is to foster creativity and spark interest in design.


We’re looking for fun, original designs that students in grades K – 12 would find appealing. We’re not looking for product ideas. We’re looking for fun designs that could be applied to pencils, bookmarks, folders and other products. Please browse our website to get an idea of the designs we use in our products.

Students submit original designs to be reviewed by a panel of judges made up of our product design experts. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Overall aesthetic appeal
  2. Quality of execution
  3. Creativity and Originality
  4. Successful incorporation of design elements
  5. Appropriateness for use as a product
  6. Attractiveness to Raymond Geddes’ corporate and consumer customers
  7. Suitability as a design in Raymond Geddes’ product line

First Prize - $1,000.00

Second Prize - $500.00

Third Prize - $250.00



Beginning October 1, 2014, eligible high school juniors and seniors may submit their entries. The deadline for this contest is April 3, 2015. Winners will be notified no later than May 1, 2015.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Submit a completed application and your high quality design in .JPG or .PNG format* (no larger than 15mb) as attachments to

Or you can also mail your application and entry to:

Scholarship Administrator
Raymond Geddes & Company
7110 Belair Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21206

*We may ask winners to send us larger files


  • Be a junior or senior in high school. Also open to students who are homeschooled
  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Submit a complete application and all required documentation as well as your design by the deadline

Before submitting an application, please take a moment to read the official rules:

read scholarship rules