Benjamin Franklin Award

2022 Nominations Open Through June 1

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WHAT IS THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD?

PIAG’s Benjamin Franklin Award is the highest honor presented in Georgia’s printing industry. Past recipients of this award claim that this is indeed the highlight of their careers. Keeping the significance and prestige of this honor in mind, please take the time to make your choice known. Review the following criteria and return your nomination to PIAG right away.

The PIAG Benjamin Franklin Award honors an individual for being a long-term major contributor to the graphic arts industry in Georgia. Nominees for this award should meet the following criteria:

  • Made a positive impact on the printing and imaging industry in Georgia and is widely recognized as such
  • A person of high principles and integrity
  • One who shares his/her time and talent to work toward the advancement of the graphic communications industry
  • Works for the betterment of society through civic, community or religious commitments
  • Worked a minimum of 10 years in the graphic communications industry, with at least five of those years in Georgia
  • Past PIAG Board Chairs are not eligible for nomination until two years after their chairmanship

Submit Nomination Today

Nominations close June 1. The 2022 recipient will be announced at imPRESS.  

Congratulations to 2021 Recipient, David Bennett

David Bennett was raised in Tucker, Georgia and is the son of Everett and Teresa Bennett. You could say that printing runs through his blood given his family’s history in the industry. David and Everett are one of the few father and son combinations to win this award, with Everett receiving the award in 1993.

In addition to running his own company, David has maintained his commitment to the industry as a whole through various volunteer efforts. He first joined the PIAG Board in 2006, served as Chairman in 2010, and continues to serve on the Board today. In addition, David is currently Chairman of the Dscoop Americas board and has served nationally on PIA’s Board. In 2020, David was inducted into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame for his dedication to the industry.

In his personal time, David enjoys going on adventures with his wife Barbara and spending time with their family, as well as running and golfing.

Read More About David in our PrintQueue Magazine Feature

  • 2021 David Bennett
  • 2020 No winner announced due to COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2019 Pat McBride
  • 2018 Bill Garvey
  • 2017 James “Butch” Mooney Sr.
  • 2016 James P. Dunn
  • 2015 Andy Shulman
  • 2014 Hal Collins
  • 2013 Dennis C. Martino
  • 2012 Guy Dupree
  • 2011 Hoyt Tuggle
  • 2010 Jerry Scher
  • 2009 Jefferson R. Riley
  • 2008 Hugh Sulliva
  • 2007 Ronald T. Williams
  • 2006 John R. Pope
  • 2005 Daneise H. Archer
  • 2004 Tommy Thomasson
  • 2003 Rick Sauers
  • 2002 Norvin C. Hagan
  • 2001 Ed Edwards
  • 1999 Alvin B. Carter, Jr.
  • 1998 Wiley A. Tucker, Jr.
  • 1997 Rachel Ann Shattah
  • 1996 Mark Cox
  • 1995 Tim Combs
  • 1994 Paul Massey
  • 1993 W. Everett Bennett
  • 1992 Randolph Camp
  • 1991 Cary Rosenthal
  • 1990 Henry Daniel
  • 1989 J. Bowen Baxter
  • 1988 Wanzie T. Collins
  • 1987 Arv O. Vogel
  • 1986 W. Clifford “Cliff” Gober
  • 1985 Wiley A. Tucker, Sr.
  • 1984 Hugh M. Inman
  • 1983 Jerry L. Marler
  • 1982 E. Russell Williamson
  • 1981 Mark Pope III
  • 1980 Ed Kilpatrick
  • 1979 George Armstrong
  • 1978 Howard Reed
  • 1977 Kent Higgins
  • 1976 John Moore
  • 1975 DeWitt Cross
  • 1974 Carroll Barfield
  • 1973 Georgia Russell
  • 1972 John Stuart McKenzie
  • 1971 Alex Dittler and John Harland
  • 1970 Cully Cobb
  • 1969 Joe Wyant
  • 1968 Marshall Lan
  • 1967 Joe Self
  • 1966 John Bowen
  • 1965 Gil Bachman
  • 1964 John Butler
  • 1963 Dick Stout
  • 1962 Wright Shippey
  • 1961 Jim Townsend
  • 1960 Tom Morgan
  • 1959 Mendel Segal
  • 1958 Tom Cooper