UWG Wins 16 Print Quality Awards in State, International Competitions

Thursday, June 2, 2011

UWG’s Department of Publications and Printing took home a slew of awards during a recent competition of the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia.

The department competed in Division 1, for organizations with one to nine employees. It won 15 state awards. It also won an international award from the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association for the President’s holiday card.

The winners were selected from 614 entries submitted by 42 print and graphic arts schools and companies. The trade association “awards the most impressive combinations of technology and craftsmanship in Georgia's printing, imaging and finishing community,” according to PIAG’s website.

Three of the projects will go on compete in the Printing Industries of America national awards.

PIAG was founded in 1894. The 2011 winners were announced on May 13 at the 34th Annual Celebration of Print at the Georgia Aquarium. 

The winning projects were: 

  • The West Georgia Theatre brochure (Large Format Brochures)
  • The Townsend Center for the Performing Arts season brochure (Direct Mailers)*
  • “A Late Winter’s Nightmare,” an English Department book project (Hardbound Books)*
  • Wolves football program (Programs)
  • Wolves Corporate Sponsorship booklet (Large Format Booklets)
  • President’s holiday card (Holiday or Greeting Cards)
  • UWG’s graduation announcement cards (Announcements and Invitations)
  • Auxiliary Services meal membership publication (Business Forms)
  • The new full-color campus map (Maps)
  • “Just the Facts,” printed for the Department of Institutional Research and Planning  (Annual Reports)
  • “Matters of Consequence” by former psychology professor Anne Richards (Softbound Books)
  • The 2010-2011 UWG Faculty & Staff Directory (Directories, Manuals and Technical Publications)
  • Old Red Kimono, literary publication printed for Georgia Highlands College (Catalogs, more than 32 pages)
  • Aspire, alumni magazine printed for Albany State University (Magazine Series)*
  • Publications and Printing self-promotional brochure (Small Format Brochures)

* These projects will go on compete in the Printing Industries of America national awards.