Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)

Industry Recognition Can Be Yours at the 2013 SGIA Expo

The 2013 SGIA Expo (Orlando, October 23–25) is three weeks away, and the deadline to enter your best prints in the prestigious Golden Image Awards Competition is almost here! The esteemed contest celebrates industry-leading excellence and covers almost every item, no matter how complex, created by specialty imaging.

“This is a great opportunity for companies to compete against the best in the specialty imaging community and display their work to thousands of Expo attendees,” said Johnny Shell, SGIA’s vice president of technical services.

All entries received by the October 11, 2013 deadline will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the Expo, where they will be judged on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, prior to the opening of the show. Judges make their selections based on the basis of their technical skills, experience, and knowledge in the appropriate categories. Contenders will be evaluated on specific criteria by category that includes:

•           Image definition

•           Job complexity

•           Registration

•           Overall impression

The Golden Image Competition is the industry’s most prestigious awards competition, recognizing SGIA member companies whose goal is to achieve excellence in screen and digital printing. Winners gain international acclaim and each submission may earn one of four awards:

•           The highly-coveted Award of Excellence (Gold), recognizing the highest achievement possible in a given category

•           The Award of Distinction (Silver), awarded for exemplary quality

•           The Award of Merit (Bronze) for outstanding performance

•           Or a certificate of Honorable Mention for commendable performance

Every entrant is also considered for the "Best of Show" (digital, garment and graphic screen printing categories) and "Best in Creativity" (digital printing).

For more information about the competition, how to enter and to register for the 2013 SGIA Expo, visit SGIA.org.

SGIA – Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community

“Specialty imaging” comprises digital imaging, screen printing and the many other imaging technologies SGIA members use, including those they’ll tap in the future. These are the imaging processes and technologies employed to create new products and to enhance existing products including point-of-purchase displays, printed electronics, membrane switches, signs, advertisements, garments, containers and vehicles. Make the most of your specialty imaging business.

If you still need to register for a complimentary press pass for the 2013 SGIA Expo, please contact Lia Milgram. Once onsite, be sure to stop by the SGIA Expo Press Lounge (Room S220A of the Orange County Convention Center) for the latest Expo and exhibitor news, Internet access and coffee. For those who cannot attend the SGIA Expo this year, please look out for press announcements SGIA will send out before, during and after the show.