2017 Premier Print Awards 
accepting entries until May 19

The Benny Award.
The Benny Award.

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Premier Print Awards competition honouring print excellence. This international competition is open to all companies involved in the creation or production of print communications. Students and student groups from high school, vocational school, or college print production programs are also encouraged to enter. All entries must be received by May 19, 2017. An early-bird discount is available until April 21, 2017. Entries may be submitted at www.awards.printing.org.

Entries are competing for a coveted Best of Category Benny Award in recognition of superior craftsmanship. Entries may also be recognized with an Award of Recognition of Certificate of Merit. There are more than 100 individual categories of competition – ranging from traditional brochures and magazines to the boundary-pushing, They Said It Couldn’t Be Done. Other categories include binders, magazines, posters, packaging and labels, innovation, green printing, digital printing, and many many more.

premierprintawards1-inThis year the Premier Print Awards competition has added six new categories. Digital Enhancement Printing is now a featured category in Postpress and Finishing Techniques, while Decorative Printing, Fabric/Textile Printing, 3D Printing, Functional Printing, and Industrial Printing are additions to the growing popularity of Specialty Printing. There’s no limit to the number of pieces that may be entered or for the number of categories in which a piece may be entered. Some sub-categories even allow for competition within specific parameters such as employee count.

For a full list of all categories, please visit www.printing.org/ppacategories. Winners from this year’s Premier Print Awards Competition will be honoured at the Premier Print Awards Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards on Sunday, September 10, at the Chicago Marriott in conjunction with PRINT 17.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.