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Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia
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PIAG Announces 2012 Print
Excellence Competition Winners
ATLANTA -- Today, the Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) publicly announced the winners of the 2012 Print Excellence Competition. The Print Excellence Competition provides the print industry a platform to showcase its best work, and each year award winners are honored at the PIAG Celebration of Print Gala.
The 2012 competition included more than 500 entries submitted by 29 companies and 4 graphic arts high schools from throughout Georgia. Submissions were divided into divisions based on company size, print finishers and schools. They were judged on a multitude of criterion ranging from neatness and clarity to difficulty of printing.
"For 35 years, PIAG has recognized and rewarded industry leaders at the Celebration of Print Gala for producing outstanding print within the state of Georgia," said Randolph W. Camp, PIAG President. "I applaud this year's award winners and appreciate their commitment to print as I sincerely believe it's the competitive spirit that contributes to the creativity and innovation needed to sustain our industry for years to come."
Print Excellence winners were selected in various categories including Award of Excellence and Best of Category. Additionally, in divisions one through four, Top Notch awards were given to companies that received the greatest number of Best of Category awards in each respective division, and Top Gold awards were presented to entries representing the very best work among 15 various printing categories. One student-produced piece was also recognized with the "Judges' Choice" award, which was first introduced at last year's competition.
The most highly coveted awards at the Print Excellence Competition are Best of Show. During judging, one piece of work from divisions one through four is singled out as the best. There are no limitations to this prestigious honor other than the piece must be the finest and most skillfully produced piece within its division.
The 2012 Print Excellence Competition Best of Show winners are:
Division 1 -- Henry & Co. for their entry titled
"Celebration of Life"
Division 2 -- Southeastern Color Lithographers, Inc. for their entry titled
"Western Distributors Wheel & Tire Catalog"
Division 3 -- Lewis Color for their entry titled
"Teach Me Bass Guitar"
Division 4 -- Geographics for their entry titled
"Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Stay Directory"
For a complete overview of winners in each category, a list of all of the generous Print Excellence sponsors and Celebration of Print event sponsors, and more, please visit www.piag.org.
About The Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia
Since 1894, The Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) has been dedicated to advancing the success of Georgia's printing and imaging industry. Working together with Printing Industries of America, the world's largest graphic arts trade association, PIAG provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level.