The Printing Industries of America (PIA) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Premier Print Awards competition, marking the program’s 72nd year 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 schools, vocational schools, or colleges’ print production programs. Because of the global Coronavirus pandemic, the entry deadline for this year’s competition has been extended by competition organizers. All entries must be received by July 31, 2020, and may be submitted at www.awards.printing.org. An early-bird discount is available for entries received and processed before June 15, 2020. Plus, Due to the shifting nature of the Coronavirus pandemic, the decision to hold an awards gala and details regarding the distribution of awards to honourees, will both be determined at a later date.
Entries are all competing for the coveted Best of Category “Benny” Award – which is only bestowed to print projects that exhibit the highest level of craftsmanship and execution. Represented by a Benjamin Franklin statue, the award symbolizes the highest print industry standards on a global level. Works may also be recognized with an Award of Recognition or Certificate of Merit. Entrants can submit to more than 100 individual categories, ranging from traditional print items like brochures, binders, and magazines, to more unique categories including “Special Innovation,” or, “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done.” There’s no limit to the number of printed pieces that may be entered or the number of categories in which a printed piece may be entered. You can find full program details and a catalogue of entry categories at www.printing.org/ppa.