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2023 PEA Grand Ceremony

Congratulations to all of the Print Excellence Award winners and remember to join us at the Millcraft Grand Ceremony scheduled for September 14th at Revery, the rooftop atrium of Smith Brothers Hardware in Downtown Columbus. We are excited about the upscale evening we have planned for the rooftop atrium. Weather permitting, the open venue will provide an excellent indoor/outdoor experience with views of downtown Columbus.

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2022 PEA Grand Ceremony

The 2022 Welcome Reception, Millcraft Grand Ceremony and the Americas Print Awards Ceremony is scheduled for August 17th, in conjunction with Americas Print Show 22. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 beginning at 5:00 pm
Greater Columbus Convention Center: 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Join GMA and Americas Printing Association Network (APAN) for an evening celebration as we welcome APS22 attendees and honor the best in print in our area and across the United States and Canada!
We will start the welcome reception at 5 pm as the APS22 exhibits close for the evening. Our live DJ will rev up classic favorites and current hits to draw attendees in to share in the party before leaving for the day. Once inside the reception space, we’ll have a cash (credit card) bar and share complimentary appetizers. This will be open to everyone who is attending APS22.
Guests may register to attend the VIP awards celebration which will follow at 6 pm. This portion of the evening includes a buffet dinner along with seats for GMA’s Grand Ceremony and the inaugural Americas Print Awards presentation. Registered guests will also receive two complimentary drink tickets for the reception. Cost is $90 per person.
After the awards presentations conclude, we will open up the space, turn the music volume back up and kick off an after party!
Register now to reserve your spot at the VIP awards celebration 

The 2021 Millcraft Grand Ceremony was held September 13th, in conjunction with our annual Leadership Conference. 

The Grand Ceremony's gala event is the culmination of our regional awards ceremonies and will bring together the winners of those events to recognize the best in each category and ultimately the Best of Show in each of the four size divisions. You'll also see the Judge's and Rising Star Awards presented. Bring your artistic eye with you as you'll have the opportunity to choose this year's Grand Ceremony People's Choice Award.

Read more about the Conference!

See the Best of Show, Judge's and Rising Star winning entries

Congratulations to all of our winners!

The 2020 Millcraft Grand Ceremony presentation celebrated the 2020 Print Excellence Awards Best of Category, Judge's Awards, Rising Star and Best of Show winners.

View the video of the presentation of awards 

The judges for this year’s print contest were Ken Eberhart, of Merrick Printing, Louisville, KY and Jeff Ekstein, the owner of Willow Printing in Toronto, Canada. The Judge's Awards were given to OneTouchPoint-East for their Mascioni Hotel Collection booklet, and Think Patented’s Pocket Folder entry titled "Next."

The Rising Star award is given to a new participant in the Print Excellence Awards. This year's Rising Star is Allied Printing Company for their Catalogs - Informational & Institutional entry, School of Health Sciences. 

The Best of Show Awards honor printed pieces that have worked their way to the top of a rigorous competition.  These awards are selected from the winners of the Best of Category Awards and the Best of Region awards that are chosen during the Print Week celebrations at the beginning of the year. Best of Show Awards are presented in four divisions, based on number of employees. 

The Best of Show winner in the 20 employees or fewer division, is Fraga Graphic Solutions in the category of Digital Printing for their Cookbook.

The Best of Show winner in the 21 to 50 employees division is a new entry this year. Inland Press won in the Category of Booklets – 6"x 9" or Smaller for The William Davidson Story.

The Best of Show winner in the 51 to 100 employees division is another new entry this year; Allied Printing Company for their entry in Catalogs - Informational & Institutional, School of Health Sciences.

The Best of Show winner in the 101 and above employee division for goes to West-Camp Press in the category of Books - Other than Hardbound - Larger than 6"x 9" for Reflections.

View a full list of Best of Category winners

Remember that PEA 2023 is accepting entries now... read more about the contest and get your interactive entry form here!