The Printing Industries of America (PIA) is now accepting entries for its 2018 Premier Print Awards competition honouring print excellence. The international competition is open to all companies involved in the creation or production of print communications, as well as students and student groups from high school, vocational school, or college print production programs. All entries must be received by Friday, May 18, 2018. An early-bird discount is available until April 20, 2018. Entries may be submitted at awards.printing.org. All entries are competing for the coveted Best of Category “Benny” Award in recognition of superior craftsmanship. Entries may also be recognized with an Award of Recognition or a Certificate of Merit.
Entrants can submit to more than 100 individual categories ranging from traditional print items (like brochures, binders, and magazines), to recently added categories including digital enhancements, 3D printing and industrial printing. There’s no limit to the number of pieces that may be entered or the number of categories in which a piece may be entered. Some sub-categories, however, allow for competition within parameters such as number of employee in a company. Winners will be honoured in front of industry leaders and peers at the Premier Print Awards Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards on Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. You can find full program details and a catalogue of entry categories at www.printing.org/ppa.