The award programs at Printing Industries of America honor exemplary work from individual print and graphics professionals and the outstanding work of companies. Whether the award is honoring the accomplishments of an individual or the whole of a company, recipients are set apart from their competition.
Already in 2013, Timothy Keran, CEO and owner of Western Graphics, was honored with the Managing for Improvement Award, the newest award program at Printing Industries, which honors a manager in the printing industry who has demonstrated the ability to create real and lasting improvement for his or her company. Keran received his award at the 2013 Continuous Improvement Conference in April.
Receiving industry recognition is a validation for hard work and commitment to advancing the printing industry. The following is a full list of the 2013 award programs, brief descriptions of criteria for consideration, and nomination deadlines. Information for all of the award programs may be found at www.printing.org/awards.
Education Awards of Excellence
Honoring an outstanding academic educator and/or industry trainer in the graphic communications field. Deadline for nominations: May 15, 2013.
Employee Recognition Program
Recognizing employees and managers benefits everyone. Companies can now customize their employee recognition certificates with their company logo and a scan of the signature of the company president or CEO.
Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence
Recognizing an exemplary middle school, high school, or community college graphic communications program. Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2013.
LPIA Hall of Fame
Established in 2003, LPIA Hall of Fame induction is recognized as a prestigious honor awarded to an individual who has reached an unsurpassed level of excellence and achievement in the label converting, packaging, or top-sheet industry. Sponsored by Label Printing Industries of America, this award is dedicated to the spirit of those industry pioneers whose hard work and determination created a vibrant, growing, and changing industry.
Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award
Established in 1950, the Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is widely recognized as the highest honor awarded to an individual in the graphic communications industry. Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2013.
Naomi Berber Memorial Award
Berber Award recipients join 37 years of outstanding women from the graphic communications industry, such as Betty Jane Hart, Sue Baylin, Laura Gale, and Barbara Pellow. An engraved plaque is presented to the recipient to commemorate her accomplishments. Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2013.
Robert F. Reed Technology Medal
Recognizing an outstanding engineer, scientist, inventor, or researcher in the graphic communications industry. The recipient is honored at the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Annual Technical Conference.
TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award
The board of directors of TAGA singles out professionals with distinguished careers to receive the TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award in appreciation for their dedicated services and contributions to the advancement of graphic arts internationally. This award is presented at the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Annual Technical Conference.
Awards to Recognize Companies, Printed Pieces, Technology, etc.
Best Workplace in the Americas
Printers across the country consistently rank recruiting and retaining employees as one of their key challenges. Although the problem may seem daunting, the answer is really very simple—maintain a successful workforce by providing them a superior workplace. Deadline for entries: September 30, 2013.
2013 InterTech Technology Awards
The InterTech Technology Awards were inaugurated in 1978 as a way to honor the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact in the graphic arts and related industries. Recipients will be honored at the 2013 Premier Print Award Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards and the web2awards. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2013.
2013 Premier Print Awards
The Premier Print Awards is one of the most prestigious print competitions in the world, recognizing only the highest quality printed pieces in various categories. New in 2013, the On-Demand and Digital Printing category has been renamed and eight new sub-categories have been introduced. Recipients will be honored at the 2013 Premier Print Award Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards and the web2awards. The deadline for entries is May 17, 2013.
Product of Excellence Awards
For over three decades, the Binding Industries Association’s annual Product of Excellence Awards recognized outstanding examples of craftsmanship. From around the world, binderies, graphic finishers, and information packaging companies send their work to be judged against that of their peers. Submissions for the 2013 POE Awards are closed for 2013.
The WOA Print Awards Competition
The WOA Print Awards recognize the “best of the best” in offset printing. Entries for the 2012–2013 competition are closed. Information on the 2013–2014 competition will be posted to printing.org/printawards later in 2013.