PIA’s Premier Print Award Winners for 2016 announced


Michael Makin.
Michael Makin.

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the recipients of its 2016 Premier Print Awards, the world’s most prestigious international print competition. Nearly 3,000 entries were submitted for the extensive judging session held at the PIA’s headquarters in Warrendale, Pennsylvania. The judges honoured a total of 1,296 exceptional printed pieces with 92 Best of Category awards, 355 Awards of Recognition and 846 Certificates of Merit.

“We were astounded by the quality of entries this year,” said Michael Makin, President and CEO of Printing Industries of America. “The creativity, design and innovation displayed made the competition extremely difficult to judge because there were so many spectacular submissions. We encourage industry execs to visit the PIA booth at Graph Expo, where many of the winning pieces will be on prominent display. Congratulations to all the winners.”

The Benny Award is the PIA's top recognition of printing excellence.
The Benny Award is the PIA’s top recognition of print excellence.

All Benny Award winners (the “Benny” is the organization’s top recognition for printing excellence) will be featured in a full-colour publication distributed to 10,000 print buyers, as well as recognized in front of hundreds of industry executives at the Premier Print Awards Gala, which will be held in conjunction with Graph Expo 16 on Sunday, September 25 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. The Best in Show winners will also be revealed during the Awards Gala.

Canadian Benny Award winners included C. J. Graphics, Friesens Corporation, Mi5 Print & Digital Communicationsand Prime Data. Other recognitions and Certificates of Merit were won by WSU Vancouver, Colour Innovations, St. Joseph Communications, Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications Management, RyeTAGA Ryerson University and T.C. Transcontinental Vaughan. We congratulate all the winners on their outstanding efforts.

To view the complete list of winners, please visit: http://www.printing.org/2016-premier-print-award-winners.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.