Eighth Annual Positively Print Awards Program accepting nominations until June 30

Phil Riebel.
Phil Riebel.

The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) and Two Sides North America, co-sponsors of the annual Positively Print recognition program, have announced that the awards program is now open for nominations.

In its eighth year, the Positively Print program is designed to recognize print advocacy campaigns that promote the enduring power and sustainability of print in today’s multi-channel media mix.

“Two Sides is pleased to recognize, through the Positively Print program, organizations that focus on the unique attributes, effectiveness and sustainability of print and paper, which so effectively aligns with our mission,” said Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides North America.

Intended to spotlight the variety of ways in which the effectiveness and sustainability of print are being promoted, the 2017 Positively Print awardee will be recognized at the Outlook 2017 Conference on Sunday, September 10 – opening day of Print 17, “the year’s most innovative and comprehensive graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas.” Print 17 will take place September 10-14, 2017 at McCormick Place-South in Chicago, Illinois. “The Positively Print program was created to acknowledge creative and effective print advocacy campaigns within the entire graphic communications industry,” said Thayer Long, President of NPES. “Again this year, we want to demonstrate to companies involved in print, that advocating for print can be done, and multiplies a powerful message that benefits our entire industry.”

This year’s awardee will join a highly creative line-up of past winners that includes: Rolland Enterprises Inc.’s “The Paper Loop” magazine (2016); Sappi North America’s “A Communicator’s Guide to the Neuroscience of Touch” (2015); IKEA’s “Bookbook” campaign (2014); Sappi Fine Paper’s “PRINT &” book (2013); and, PrintCity’s “PRINT! Seen! Lean and Green” campaign (2012).

The 2017 Positively Print program is accepting submissions until Friday, June 30, 2017.

For information about the Positively Print program, or to submit an entry, please visit: www.PositivelyPrint.org.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.