Entry Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2020

Early Bird Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

The 2020 Graphic Excellence Awards Program is here. Save money on your entries by submitting your winning work by this Friday. 

This competition recognizes the outstanding work in creative, imaging, printing, and finishing in the Texas gulf coast region.

Now in its 39th year, the program is open to any company in the PI-Gulf Coast territory. Designers, printers, binderies, in-house operations all can submit work in the competition.

There are five divisions - three based on company size, finishing and digital - so there is a place for every entry. If you created or produced it; there's a home for it.

PI-Gulf Coast members receive (1) free entry, although everyone can save money on the entry fees by using the Internet Special Coupon. 

Why Participate? GEA is a great way to market your company capabilities and work. Past winners have found that being recognized in GEA can be a powerful tool in helping grow their business - it tells customers and potential customers that your company produces some of the finest work in the region. Entries winning a Best of Category or higher (Division Award, Show Award, or Special Award) are eligible to move on to the Premier Print Program at no charge. PPA, also known as the Bennys, is the international competition hosted by Printing Industries of America. 

New This Year: PI-Gulf Coat will be hosting a Print Showcase event at The Printing Museum on Thursday, May 7 for all creative, design, advertising and marketing professionals. All entries submitted in GEA will be on display for this exclusive event to promote printing and finishing in the region and showcase what is being done by those in our industry. Only entries in GEA will be on display at the Print Showcase event. 

Sponsors of the Graphic Excellence Awards Program ($500 or above) will be featured at both events - recognized on all GEA materials and have a display table at the Print Showcase event in May. 

For complete program information, and a listing of all the categories (there are over 100) click here.

Need an Entry Form? Click Here!

Have questions? Give us a call at 713-522-2046.



Save the Date: April 22, 2020

The Graphic Excellence Awards

Join us for the premier print event of the year, the 2020 Graphic Excellence Awards.  Each year the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast Graphic Excellence Awards Competition (GCGEA) recognizes the best in technology, and craftsmanship from the regions printing, imaging, finishing and creative community.

Our gala attracts over 300 people each year, and the previous 2 years, our Gala has SOLD OUT!  Come and see how our amazing Gulf Coast Printing Community can push the envelope on superb quality, inspiring detail, and output in imaginative ways.  

Celebrating 100 years of PIGC, this event will take place within the 15,000 sq ft Ballroom at Bayou Place located in the heart of the Theater District in downtown Houston.  Walk the aisles to view the hundreds of competition submissions and get a close up view of the finalists entries; you can even cast a vote for your favorite piece as we honor a "People's Choice" entry every year.

The evening starts off with a social hour that includes a full bar, "selfie-station" with fun props, and the time to peruse this year's competition entries.  This is a great time to mingle with your colleagues, peers, and partners of the industry.  The mixer is followed by a sit-down dinner and wraps up with awards presentation.

Don't miss out on this premier event of the year.  

Ticket Prices

Individual Ticket(s) - MEMBER                   $85.00/ea

Individual Ticket(s) - NON-MEMBER         $100.00/ea

TABLE of 8                                                    $680.00/ea

TABLE of 9                                                    $765.00/ea

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Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast

9800 Northwest Freeway, Suite 512, Houston, TX 77092

Phone: (713) 522-2046 or (800) 448-5930

Fax: (713) 522-8342