2018 Graphic Excellence Awards Rules and Judging Process
This annual statewide and regional competition affords a unique opportunity for you to recognize your customers and the superb craftsmanship of your employees. The pieces entered in the competition will represent the finest printed material produced by the leading printers, finishers and designers in this region of America.
Who Can Enter?
The Competition is open to any graphic arts firm (designer, printer, finisher, or converter) or in-plant graphics operation located in the service area of Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast. The entrant must have produced a majority of the piece(s) entered or be sure and list the company that did (this is for the benefit of designer firms and finishing businesses that would like to enter particular pieces in the print categories). Finishing and imaging firms may enter in those categories that best define the process or processes incorporated in the printed piece, such as Foil Stamping and Die Cutting or Digital Imaging. Entries must have been produced during 2017.
How Many Pieces Can Be Entered?
There is no limit on the number of pieces that a company can enter in the 2018 Graphic Excellence Awards Competition.
There is a $35 entry fee for each piece entered by a PIGC member by the Early Bird deadline of February 9, 2018. The cost for entries by non-members by the Early Bird is $60. From February 10 -16, 2015, the fee is $40 per entry for PIGC members and $70 for non-members.
Payment must accompany the entry.
How to Submit Entries
Please submit two copies of each entry. An Entry Form (this form may be copied) must accompany each entry. Additional forms may be obtained by calling Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast at (713) 522-2046 or (800) 448-5930, or download the form from our web site at www.pigulfcoast.com.
Attach the order form (or a copy) to two identical copies of each entry. (One entry form + two samples.) Do not send two different pieces unless the category calls for multiple pieces, then you must submit two copies of each piece in the series.