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PIAS Announces 2013 Graphic Awards Winners

Monday, July 01, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

The Merrick Printing Company of Louisville, KY Wins Best of Show Award

Nashville, TN – The Printing Industry Association of the South, Inc. (PIAS) announced the winners of its 2013 Graphic Awards at a special presentation on June 25, 2013, during the PIAS Annual Convention at the Hilton SanDestin Beach Resort in Destin, Florida.

The PIAS Graphic Awards competition, held annually, is designed to recognize and appropriately honor those responsible for the creation, design and production of top-quality printed materials; those which have impact, appeal and effectiveness as sales/marketing, communications or educational medium.

Entries were submitted in one of four divisions:  Printers with less than 25 employees; Printers with 25 to 75 employees; Printers with more than 75 employees; and Trade Houses specializing in Binding & Finishing Services.  The judges determined which would receive: the coveted Golden Ben for Best of Show; one of five Silver Bens awarded for Best of Division; mounted certificates for Best of Category; or unmounted certificates for Excellence or Merit.  One special award winners was also decided for the best Self-Advertising piece.  In total, 520 awards were presented this year, including: 141 Best of Category awards; 490 Awards of Excellence; and 29 Awards of Merit; in addition to the Self-Promotion Award, Best of Division, and Best of Show awards. 

The PIAS Graphic Awards Competition is judged by a panel of 3 experts using a point system. A printed piece must earn a certain number of points based on set criteria to receive an Award of Excellence. The entry receiving the highest composite score within each category will receive the Best of Category Award. After judging is completed for each category within a division, all of the Best of Category winners from that division are grouped together and judged again to determine which entry is to receive the Best of Division award, the Silver Ben. After judging is completed for all divisions, all of the Best of Division winners are grouped together and judged again to determine which entry is to receive the top honor - the Best of Show, the Golden Ben trophy.

The trophy winners are:

BEST OF SHOW:

The Merrick Printing Company of Louisville, Kentucky, for “The Book of Triumph”

BEST OF DIVISION – PRINTERS WITH LESS THAN 25 EMPLOYEES:

Tru Color Litho of Nashville, Tennessee, for “The Culture of Life: Indian Cultural Center”

BEST OF DIVISION – PRINTERS WITH 25 TO 75 EMPLOYEES:

The Merrick Printing Company of Louisville, Kentucky, for “The Book of Triumph”

BEST OF DIVISION – PRINTERS WTIH MORE THAN 75 EMPLOYEES:

Publishers Press of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, for “Charleston Style & Design”

BEST OF DIVISION – TRADE HOUSES –  BINDING & FINISHING SERVICES:

Bindtech, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee for “I Love to Tell the Story”

SELF ADVERTISING AWARD:

Baton Rouge Printing of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for “Think Ink Christmas Gift”

The overall winners, by state and city, are:

ALABAMA

BIRMINGHAM

Craftsman Printing, for:

1 Award of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

BOAZ

BPI Media Group, for:

8 Awards of Excellence and 4 Best of Category awards

ARKANSAS

BENTONVILLE

Wal-Mart Print Solutions, for: 

      4 Award of Excellence awards

JONESBORO

Master Print Group, for:

14 Awards of Excellence and 7 Best of Category awards

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas Graphics for:

2 Awards of Excellence

Custom XM, for:

9 Awards of Excellence, and 6 Best of Category awards 

Democrat Printing & Lithographing, for: 

9 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

Magna IV, for:

9 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

KENTUCKY

BOWLING GREEN

Gerald Printing, for:

      5 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

LEXINGTON

Harp Enterprises, for:

      8 Awards of Excellence and 3 Best of Category awards

LOUISVILLE

Gateway Press, Inc. for:

6 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

The Merrick Printing Company, for:

4 Awards of Merit, 44 Awards of Excellence, 4 Best of Category awards, 1 Best of Division award and 1 Best of Show award

Vivid Impact Corporation, for:

10 Awards of Merit; 54 Awards of Excellence, and 21 Best of Category awards

Welch Printing Company, for:

3 Awards of Merit; 23 Awards of Excellence, and 8 Best of Category awards

SHEPHERDSVILLE

Publishers Printing Company, for: 

23 Awards of Excellence, 2 Best of Category awards and 1 Best of Division award

LOUISIANA

BATON ROUGE

Baton Rouge Printing, for: 

10 Awards of Excellence, 1 Best of Category award and 1 Overall Self Promotion awar 

MISSISSIPPI

BILOXI

Knight-Abbey Commercial Printing & Direct Mail, for: 

5 Awards of Merit; 34 Awards of Excellence, and 10 Best of Category 

RIDGELAND

Hederman Brothers, for: 

15 Awards of Excellence and 6 Best of Category awards

TENNESSEE

CHATTANOOGA

Adams Lithographing, for:

8 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

Arcade Marketing, for:

4 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

Diversified Companies, for:

10 Awards of Excellence and 4 Best of Category awards

National Print Group, for:

4 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

Starkey Printing Company, for:

2 Awards of Merit, 21 Awards of Excellence, and 4 Best of Category awards

TPC Printing & Packaging, for:

15 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

JOHNSON CITY

Katz Americas, for: 

4 Awards of Excellence,

LEWISBURG

Lewisburg Printing Company, for:

4 Awards of Excellence and 3 Best of Category awards 

NASHVILLE

AMEC Sunday School Union, for:

3 Awards of Merit, 21 Awards of Excellence and 4 Best of Category awards

Bindtech, for:

10 Awards of Excellence, 4 Best of Category awards and 1 Best of Division award

Color Stream Digital, for:

18 Awards of Excellence, and 11 Best of Category awards 

Douglas Printing Company, for:

2 Awards of Excellence

Lithographics, Inc., for:

6 Awards of Excellence and 3 Best of Category awards,

Marshall & Bruce Company, for:

5 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

McGraphics, Inc., for:

5 Awards of Excellence and 3 Best of Category awards

McQuiddy/Classic Printing Company, for:

2 Awards of Merit, 32 Awards of Excellence, and 9 Best of Category awards 

Parris Printing, for:

13 Award of Excellences and 1 Best of Category award

Randall House Publications, for:

9 Awards of Excellence

Tru Color Litho, for:

2 Awards of Excellence, 2 Best of Category awards and 1 Best of Division award

PULASKI

Bert-Co Industries, for:

10 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

 

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