NEW YORK, NY, September 26, 2005 — The New York Chapter of Printing House Craftsmen wants nominees for the printing industry’s highest accolade in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area: the Florence B. and Leo H. Joachim Award.
The honor, given in recognition of exceptional contributions to the advancement of the industry, will be presented at the Printing Week Dinner in New York City on January 17, 2006. The event is a part of the celebration of Printing Week (January 15-21, 2006), an annual observance sponsored by the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL).
Joachim Award nominees must be volunteers in industry causes or members of print-related guilds, clubs, or associations with distinguished records of service to those organizations or to individuals. Those with outstanding credentials in industry education or technology also may be proposed. Selection is made by a voting panel consisting of the officers of the numerous local groups taking part in the Printing Week Dinner.
Previous recipients of the Joachim Award include some of the best known and most influential figures in the region served by the New York Chapter. The award is named for the late publishers of weekly, monthly, and annual trade publications for the graphic arts, well remembered by many for their support of the Printing Week Dinner and other industry activities.
Written nominations of up to two typewritten pages may be sent to Joseph A. Prestino, event chairman for the New York Chapter, via e-mail to [email protected]
or by fax to (718) 376-5599. He asks those submitting nominations to identify themselves on a separate sheet so that the sources will be anonymous to the voting panel. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 7.
The Printing Week Dinner will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at La Maganette Restaurant in Manhattan. The affair also will feature the presentation of the Joseph A. Fielder Fellowship Awards to leading members of local groups and clubs that join with the New York Chapter and NAPL in supporting the event.
Reservations and other information may be requested from Jim Prendergast at (212) 217-6824; or by e-mail at [email protected]
The first Printing Week Dinner was held in Newark, NJ, in 1928. Since 1944, when Printing Week became a formal observance of the IAPHC, festivities in its name have been conducted annually during the week of Benjamin Franklin’s birthday (January 17). Next year will mark the tercentenary of the birth of Franklin (1706-1790), the printer, inventor, author, and statesman revered by the industry to this day as the Patron Saint of Printing.
IAPHC has chosen “Enlightening the World Through Print” as the theme of Printing Week 2006. More information is available by calling 800-466-4274 or by visiting www.iaphc.org/events/ipw