The Product of Excellence Awards Join the Premier Print Awards
No matter what segment of the postpress industry you’re in, there are always a few special products that really make you proud. Whether it was a unique binding or a project that everyone said couldn’t be done, you made it happen to the best of your abilities and then some. It’s these types of projects that deserve recognition on an industry-wide level. And now, you have the opportunity to enter these into one of the biggest industry award competitions—the Premier Print Awards.
Starting in 2016, those companies who previously entered the Product of Excellence Awards now have the opportunity to showcase their work within the Premier Print Awards Competition. The Premier Print Awards recognize the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor—the Benny statue. For more than sixty years, winners of the largest, most prestigious print competition in the world have leveraged this honor to gain a competitive advantage.
What Categories Can I Enter?
To ensure your postpress piece is submitted in the appropriate category, the Premier Print Awards have updated five of their categories:
- O-2 Diecuts and Pop-ups
- O-4 Folding, Unique Folds, and Involvement Devices
- O-5 Binding
- O-6 Other Special Finishing Techniques
- T-1 Cartons, Containers, Boxes, and Totes
Of course, you are more than welcome to submit your pieces into other Premier Print Awards categories including “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done,” “Special Innovation Awards,” and other segments. You can view all of this year’s categories by visiting www.printing.org/ppacategories.
Benefits of the Premier Print Awards
Recipients of the Premier Print Awards have been known to use their win as leverage in the industry. Receiving an award in the competition will show your customers that you are among the elite in the industry. And your employees can feel proud knowing they work for a highly regarded company. Each recipient will receive an invitation to the Premier Print Awards Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards (Benny winners receive a complimentary ticket), inclusion in the Premier Print Awards Supplement, exposure to the media with a press release from Printing Industries of America, a Benny statue, a certificate or plaque to proudly display, industry recognition, a self-promotion kit to help endorse the win, and Premier Print Award imagery to display on your promotional pieces.
We encourage you to participate in this exciting event. To submit your entries into the Premier Print Awards, visit awards.printing.org, create your company profile, and enter your pieces. For questions regarding the Premier Print Awards and how to enter this year’s competition, visit www.printing.org/ppa or contact Mike Packard by clicking here or by calling 412-259-1704.