And the winners are…
The 2,240 entries in this year’s Premier Print Awards competition have kept many a confounded delivery driver busy in the past few months as they have made their way to the doors of the Printing Industries of America headquarters in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. Some packages were small while others were enormous, but all had one thing in common—they were filled with tremendous craftsmanship and quality print work. Many of the packages were from here in the U.S.A. but seeing as this is an international print competition there were also quite a few that hailed from the far reaches of the globe. Twelve countries were represented in all: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Great Britain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Paraguay, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
Eventually it was time for our expert judges to put the submissions to the test but only 110 were to be award the Best in Category honors. Judges additionally awarded 745 Certificates of Merit and 376 Awards of Recognition to deserving submissions.
This year’s Benny winners were jaw-dropping and elicited “oohs” and “aahs” that could be heard throughout the halls as the judging progressed. Just a few of the outstanding pieces included an intricately folded annual report with moving gears, a nostalgia-inspired media kit complete with yellow submarine, lenticular-like self promotion labels, and a fold-out auto ad with working LED taillights.
The Best in Show honorees will be revealed during the Premier Print Awards Reception & Presentation on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 19 East in Chicago, Illinois. Best of Category winners will be on display that evening prior to the awards presentation, and attendees will have the opportunity to vote for a special People’s Choice winner to be handed out live during the event.
We especially want to congratulate our VMA Members who have done a tremendous job creating excellent showstopping masterpieces.
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