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Eleven Chowan University Communication Arts Students

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Bring Home Six Awards in the 50th Anniversary PICA Awards Competition.

The Printing Industry of the Carolinas (PICA) has announced the winners in the 2015 PICA Awards Competition.  The are Best of Category : Rebecca Noll;  Special Judges Award : Dyamond Barnes, Andre Starks, Jaleel Price, Bethany Tinto, Elisha Blowe, Henry Griffin, Sarah Davis, Lee Duncan, Sidney Nickens, Candra Williams, and Joseph Hoggard

On January 16 a panel of with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work of six post-secondary schools in the Carolinas. There were twenty-five potential entry categories. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. 

This is the 50th Anniversary of the PICAwards competition. Our students will be honored guests at the 2015 PICA Awards Banquet, held April 16 in Concord, North Carolina. The PICA Awards competition is one of the largest printing contests in the nation.

Since 1931, The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc. (PICA) has been dedicated to advancing the success of the Carolinas’ printing and imaging industry. Working together with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, PICA provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level. PICA is a trade association representing the graphic communications industry in North and South Carolina. North Carolina ranks as the 18th largest state print market in the United States with $3.7 billion in sales, 1410 total printing establishments and 22,111employees. South Carolina ranks 29th in the nation, with $1.4 billion in sales, 553 establishments, and 8,522 employees. PICA is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.  

2015 PICAward Winners

Rebecca Noll 

Best of Category: Miscellaneous, Specialty or Novelty

Self Released CD Mix Case

Dyamond Barnes, Andre Starks, Jaleel Price 

Special Judges Award: Digital Printing: Ink Jet Rigid


Bethany Tinto, Elisha Blowe, Henry Griffin 

Special Judges Award: Digital Printing: Ink Jet Rigid 

Cookie Jar

Joseph Hoggard & Rebeccah Noll 

Special Judges Award:Digital Printing: Ink Jet Rigid

Bonaventos Pasta

Jamie Stefanski, Sidney Nickens, Candra Williams

Special Judges Award: Printing: Ink Jet Rigid


Sarah Davis & Lee Duncan

Special Judges Award: Digital Printing: Toner

Muller’s Angle Box


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