The Packaging Store of Santa Monica is holding a design contest for a new logo for the Annex Brands name that offers an award of $5,000.

Annex Brands, franchiser of Postal Annex+, Handle With Care:Packaging Store, Sunshine Pack & Ship and SPS Moving, is seeking entries in a contest to design the logo.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Sunday, December 16th. Details can be found at

“We’re sure that there are tons of talented, creative designers in the Santa Monica area, and we wanted them to know that this could be their shot to place their mark on a big company,” said Frank Letcher, owner of The Packaging Store of Santa Monica, located at 2510 Wilshire Blvd. “This is an exciting time for our company as we continue to grow in our industry. Now we just need a logo.”

“After our acquisition of the Packaging Store brand in early September, we repositioned the corporation’s name to better reflect all of our brands’ contributions, not just one,” said Steve Goble, Annex Brands vice president of marketing communications.

Annex Brands was formerly known as Postal Annex+, Inc.

Goble said all current franchise locations will continue to operate under their existing brand names, while only the corporate name has been changed.

Information, (310) 829-7255.