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The call is out for SGIA Golden Image award entries. Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) members are invited to submit their best work in this global contest of excellence in printing. Entries will be judged during the 2017 SGIA Expo

“With over 50 categories, there are opportunities for every printer to enter — no matter what or where they print,” said Johnny Shell, Vice President, Technical Services, SGIA.

Golden Image entries will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, October 10–12). Judging takes place Monday, October 9, with winners posted on SGIA.org and notified by email Tuesday, October 10.

Contest entries come from around the world, and winners can receive gold, silver, bronze or honorable mention recognition. Gold winners are considered for the Best in Show designation, and all entries are eligible for the People’s Choice award.

“Winning a Golden Image Award puts you among the best in the world,” Shell said. “Think of the boost to morale in your shop that comes from that!”

The contest is open to SGIA members, and a printer’s first entry is free. Subsequent submissions incur a $35 entry fee. Entrants do not have to attend the Expo.

To learn more about the Golden Image competition and begin the entry process, visit the “Competitions” area of SGIAExpo.org. For membership information, visit www.sgia.org

SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Digital & Screen Printing Community

Having its origins in the screen printing industry, SGIA embraced the digital revolution early on and is now the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities looking to grow their business into new market segments through the incorporation of the latest printing technologies. SGIA membership comprises these diverse segments, all of which are moving rapidly towards digital adoption. As long-time champions of digital technologies and techniques, SGIA is the community of peers you are looking for to help navigate the challenges of this process. Additionally, the SGIA Expo is the largest trade show for print technology in North America. “Whatever the medium, whatever the message, print is indispensable. Join the community — SGIA.”