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11/06/2019

Print Excellence Awards and 100th Anniversary Logo Contest Deadline Extended!

For just $35 per entry you can enter the 2020 Print Excellence Awards. Members who have not participated in the Print Contest previously will receive their first entry free! Every year, out-of-state expert judges are brought in to review the entries and determine if they are worthy of a Bronze, Silver, Gold or even a Best of Region award at the regional level. These awards are presented in January and February at our Printing Week Celebrations.  

2020 PEA logo

There are 36 separate categories of entries, some of which have significant sub-specialties.  Do you do gorgeous posters?  Specialty finishing?  Are you the master of environmentally sound materials?  There is a category for you!

Reward those hardworking employees by showing them you value their work by entering it to be judged against the best work of your competitors. 

It's great self-marketing.  Which, by the way, is a category in the print contest!  Show the judges how you advertise your own work.

Best of Category winners receive a free entry into the PIA's Premier Print Awards.

It's time to gather those great printed pieces and send them in! We will gladly pick up and store your entries as soon as you have them identified for the contest.

Entries are due by Thursday, November 14th,  2019.

Read more about the 2020 Print Excellence Awards.

The new 2020 fill-in form is now available!

2020 PEA Call for Entries - Fill-in-Form  Editable Version of the Entry Form

2020 PEA Category Descriptions

2020 PEA Entry Rules


This is a great time to transform our presence and rebrand as 2020 will be the Association’s 100th year of operation. We recently changed our name to Graphic Media Alliance to focus on all facets of the graphic communications industry. GMA’s logo shows that we have not lost sight of our roots, with a continuation of the three lines to form a shield. The logo represents the strength of our community, with a nod to our beginning.

Our goal continues to be to connect with all companies within the graphic communications industry, and although print is vital in all markets, not all see themselves as printers. GMA hopes to eliminate the separation from these companies and present an Association they will connect with. We will always focus on our mission and continue to look for new ways to grow and expand our offerings to members.

With the rebrand, we have the option to expand our territory and grow our partnerships when new opportunities present themselves. We look forward to what our new brand will bring, and continue to rely on our outstanding membership base for another 100 years.

With this centennial fast approaching, we are looking for a 100th year logo incorporating our recent rebrand and the celebration of reaching this exciting milestone. We are inviting our members and their designers to create a logo that encompasses everything the Association represents.

You and your designers will be recognized for creating the 100th year logo to help our association and members celebrate this remarkable accomplishment.

The deadline to submit entries is November 14th, 2019.

The winning logo will be selected by our impartial, out-of-state judges alongside our Print Excellence Award entries.

Contact the Association at 614-794-2300 for more information.  

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