Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA)

Hit the Industry Jackpot with SGIA's Expo Competitions

Every year, at the greatest (specialty imaging) show on Earth, the SGIA community proves they can image almost anything. 2014 will be no different. SGIA is now accepting entries for the Golden Image and Product of the Year Award competitions.

“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.

Golden Image Competition

The Golden Image Competition celebrates the industry’s standard of excellence, recognizing those companies who rise to meet that standard. 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 that includes image definition, job complexity, registration and overall impression. 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

Product of the Year Competition

This competition recognizes the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market, and advancing the specialty imaging industry. Only Expo exhibitors who are SGIA members can enter their innovations, and all products must be currently available on the market in 2014. Submissions will be judged by a select group of experts based on perceived value to the specialty imaging community. The most innovative products for the imaging community will be awarded Product of the Year honors, within these four categories:

  • Media for digital inkjet (seven sub-categories)
  • Inks
  • Finishing (three sub-categories)
  • Output Device Test Print Shoot Out

Judging for both competitions will take place in the Golden Image gallery on Tuesday, October 21, the day before the 2014 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, October 22–24), where all entries will remain on display throughout the show. Register for your free SGIA Expo pass, and then submit your best work for the Product of the Year and Golden Image Competitions today.

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