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PIAS Announces 2014 Graphic Awards Winners

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Vivid Impact of Louisville, KY Wins Best of Show Award 

Nashville, TN – The Printing Industry Association of the So uth, Inc. (PIAS) announced the winners of its 2014 Graphic Awards at a special presentation on June 17, 2014, 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: 128 Best of Category awards; 417 Awards of Excellence; and 4 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 judges evaluate each entry based upon the following criteria: degree of difficulty; quality and technique of reproduction; excellence in creativity, design, typography and general layout; and, if appropriate, unusual applications such as special effects, etc. 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:

Vivid Impact of Louisville, Kentucky, for “We Believe in the Extraordinary Potential of Older Adults - Press Kit”

BEST OF DIVISION – PRINTERS WITH LESS THAN 25 EMPLOYEES:

ColorStream Digital of Nashville, Tennessee, for “You’ll Get Through This”

BEST OF DIVISION – PRINTERS WITH 25 TO 75 EMPLOYEES:

Welch Printing Company of Louisville, Kentucky, for “EnCompass Presentation Folder” 

BEST OF DIVISION – PRINTERS WTIH MORE THAN 75 EMPLOYEES:

Vivid Impact of Louisville, Kentucky, for “We Believe in the Extraordinary Potential of Older Adults - Press Kit”

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

Bindtech, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee for “Nick Cave Denver Art Museum”

SELF ADVERTISING AWARD:

Knight Abbey Printing & Direct Mail of Biloxi, Mississippi, for “Digital Printing Idea Book”

The overall winners, by state and city, are:

ALABAMA

BOAZ

BPI Media Group, for:

7 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

ARKANSAS

JONESBORO

Master Print Group, for:

15 Awards of Excellence and 11 Best of Category awards

LITTLE ROCK

Allegra Print & Imaging for:

1 Award of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

Arkansas Graphics for:

4 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

Custom XM, for:

11 Awards of Excellence and 7 Best of Category awards 

Democrat Printing & Lithographing, for: 

7 Awards of Excellence

Magna IV, for:

10 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award 

KENTUCKY

LEXINGTON

Harp Enterprises, for:

      8 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

LOUISVILLE

Gateway Press, Inc. for:

6 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

The Merrick Printing Company, for:

4 Awards of Merit, 37 Awards of Excellence and 5 Best of Category awards

Vivid Impact Corporation, for:

22 Awards of Excellence, 11 Best of Category awards, 1 Best of Division award and 1 Best of Show award

Welch Printing Company, for:

27 Awards of Excellence, 7 Best of Category awards and 1 Best of Division award

V.G. Reed & Sons for:

      6 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

SHEPHERDSVILLE

Publishers Printing Company, for: 

13 Awards of Excellence

LOUISIANA

BATON ROUGE

Baton Rouge Printing, for: 

22 Awards of Excellence and 7 Best of Category awards  

MISSISSIPPI

BILOXI

Knight-Abbey Commercial Printing & Direct Mail, for: 

35 Awards of Excellence, 13 Best of Category, and 1 Overall Self Advertising award. 

MCCOMB

McComb Printing Company for:

      3 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category award.

RIDGELAND

Hederman Brothers, for: 

16 Awards of Excellence and 7 Best of Category awards

TENNESSEE

CHATTANOOGA

Diversified Companies, for:

10 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

Starkey Printing Company, for:

19 Awards of Excellence, and 4 Best of Category awards

TPC Printing & Packaging, for:

8 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

JOHNSON CITY

Katz Americas, for: 

4 Awards of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

LEWISBURG

Lewisburg Printing Company, for:

4 Awards of Excellence and 3 Best of Category awards

NASHVILLE

Allen Printing for:

2 Award of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

AMEC Sunday School Union, for:

17 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

Bindtech, for:

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

Color Stream Digital, for:

12 Awards of Excellence, 9 Best of Category awards and 1 Best of Division award

Dynamark, for:

8 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

Falcon Press for:

2 Awards of Excellence 

Labels Unlimited for:

1 Award of Excellence and 1 Best of Category award

Lithographics, Inc., for:

11 Awards of Excellence and 5 Best of Category awards,

Marshall & Bruce Company, for:

5 Awards of Excellence and 4 Best of Category awards

McGraphics, Inc., for:

3 Awards of Excellence and 2 Best of Category awards

McQuiddy Printing Company, for:

12 Awards of Excellence and 5 Best of Category awards 

Parris Printing, for:

12 Award of Excellences 

Randall House Publications, for:

9 Awards of Excellence

State of Tennessee Print Services for:

4 Awards of Excellence

PULASKI

Bert-Co Industries, for:

15 Awards of Excellence and 4 Best of Category awards

PIAS is a graphic arts trade association representing more than 500 member companies in their seven state region: Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

 

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