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04/10/2019

Lewis and Berber Award Nominations

The Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is named for Abraham Lewis, founder of Graphic Arts Monthly, and his sons Louis and Myron. The award honors business leaders who have gone above and beyond to further the business of printed communications. The Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is recognized as the highest honor an individual can win in the graphic arts industry. Nominees should be widely recognized as industry leaders and have a record of participating in local and national professional activities.

Eligibility Requirements

A nominee for the Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award must:

  • Be widely recognized as having made a major impact on the graphic arts industry
  • Have a record of participating in both local and national professional activities
  • Have been active in the industry over a period of time and involved in many facets of the graphic arts industry
  • Not be an employee of any graphic arts association

The nominee is not required to be a member of Printing Industries of America, is not limited by age, sex, race, or geographic location, and may be either living or deceased.

Last year, Jeff Ekstein, who has graciously served as a judge for our Print Contest for the past few years, was named the 2018 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

To read more about the Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, access the nomination form, and view list of past recipients, visit printing.org/lewisaward


The Naomi Berber Memorial Award is the only award honoring the outstanding contributions of women in the graphic communications industry. The award is named for Naomi Berber, the first administrative director of Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (now a part of PIA). Nominees should show an outstanding dedication to the graphic communications industry and have a record of accomplishments that demonstrate her contribution toward the development of the industry.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A candidate must have worked in the graphic communications industry for ten years or more.
  • A candidate must have an outstanding record of accomplishments that demonstrate her unusual contribution toward the development of the graphic communications industry; such contributions could be in the form of extraordinary leadership, direction, and/or support of programs or projects that have furthered the interests of the industry.
  • A candidate's activities must have extended over a period of time, and her contribution should not be confined to a single project, development, or program.

More consideration will be given to candidates with significant volunteer work in the graphic communications field or whose accomplishments have been outside of their job description. Previous winners are not eligible for a second award. Candidates do not have to be Printing Industries of America members.

To read more about the Naomi Berber Memorial Award, access the nomination form, and view list of past recipients, visit printing.org/berberaward.


Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2019. Both winners will be recognized at Printing Industries of America's Fall Administrative Meeting to be held November 15-17, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

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