Printing Association of Florida Hosts Annual Florida Print Awards Banquet
ORLANDO — August 15, 2016 — The Printing Association of Florida (PAF) proudly celebrated 33 of Florida's top printing and graphic communications firms at its 29th annual Florida Print Awards ceremony. PAF members collectively submitted 336 entries for a chance to capture a desired Florida Print Awards trophy. Six schools, with a total of 145 entries, also participated.
Winners were honored at the annual Florida Print Awards banquet and reception held July 29 at the Marriott World Center Resort in Orlando. The competition is open exclusively to PAF members. Click here to view photos from the event.
The Florida Print Awards recognize the individuals, companies, and organizations producing progressive, superior print media work across all categories. All winning entries were displayed in the Hall of Winners showcase at the awards ceremony. Winners are also published in the Florida Print Awards Winners Booklet and in PAF's Graphics Update magazine.
"On behalf of the PAF board of directors, I applaud the outstanding talent represented at this year's Florida Print Awards," says Curt Kreisler, PAF chairman of the board. "This event reminds us just how inspiring print is. The cutting-edge, commercial work of professionals, together with the tremendous talent evident in the work of the students, make all of us enthusiastic about the industry's future. Thank you to all who made this night so memorable."
National Premier Print Awards
Four PAF member companies received prestigious "Benny" Awards at the national level: Associated Printing Productions, for the Morilee Bridal Catalog; Designers' Press, for The Spirit of BBQ; Progressive Communications, for the Emergency Preparedness Guide; and The Color Express, for its piece Let It Begin Here - LIVE FIU.
The "Benny" is a bronze statuette of Benjamin Franklin awarded to the most outstanding entry in each category. At the national level, a total of 43 Florida projects, submitted by 18 companies, were recognized in Printing Industries of America's Premier Print Awards competition.
Florida Print Award Trophy Winners
The list of 2016 Florida Print Trophy Award winners and award categories are as follows:
Golden Flamingo Award
Special recognition is given to the company with the most "Best of Category" awards. This year, Progressive Communications received this distinction and was awarded the Golden Flamingo.
About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, Fla. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6250 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 114, Orlando, FL, USA, 32822.
Source: Printing Association of Florida.