Call for Entries – 2023 Star Awards – February 23

All forms, entries & nominations are due to PIM’s Office on February 23, 2022

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is excited to see your flawless and creative printed projects! Highlight your essential staff and clients by submitting your 2022 projects into PIM’s 2023 Star Awards competition! This year PIM is offering a special – your first entry is FREE and all additional entries are $40! Do not forget, to nominate your co-workers (or fellow PIM Members) who have gone above and beyond. Nominating professionals is always FREE!

Our office has limited hours, please email Kristin Pilling-Davis and Sadie Johnson at to schedule a date to drop off entries and/or nominations. 

Here is how the program works:


NEW this year, your first entry is FREE

Due Date: February 23, 2023

Highlight your essential staff and clients by submitting your 2022 projects into PIM’s 2023 Star Awards print competition! Here is how the program works…

  1. FIND YOUR PROJECT(S) – We are currently looking for companies to enter their best projects that have been printed and produced between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022. Throughout the year, remember to save TWO SAMPLES of your best projects!
  2. REVIEW THE CATEGORY LIST – Next, review our CATEGORY LIST for descriptions about where your project will fit. One entry can be submitted into multiple categories. Download the Category List Here.
  3. PRINT, FILL OUT & MAIL – Print and fill out the ENTRY FORMS. Mail all the forms and entries to our office. All entries need to arrive to PIM’s Office by the due date February 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM (noon)Download the Entry Forms Here.
  4. JUDGING – In March, a team of industry experts will review all entries. An entry is judged first on technical expertise and quality of printing; next on design features and overall graphic appeal. The judges will not know which company submitted the entry (except in the case of self-promotion category).
  5. RESULTS – Around the end of March your company will be notified of the results. The 2023 Best of Show award will not be announced until the banquet.


It’s FREE to nominate others

Due Date: February 23, 2023

Boost the morale of your employees by nominating them for a PIM “Professional of the Year Awards”. Nominate professionals for the chance to win the following awards…

You can nomination multiple people from your company. Make sure your nominations arrive to PIM’s Office by the due date, February 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM.


PIM’s annual Star Awards is the most prestigious symbol of printing excellence throughout the Midwest. Without the help and support from all the Star Awards Sponsors this event would not be possible. Thank you to the 2023 Star Awards Sponsors…

  • Signature Sponsor – Lindenmeyr Munroe
  • Midland Paper
  • FUJIFILM North America Corporation
  • Bremer Bank
  • CGS ORIS | Americas
  • EO Johnson
  • Case Paper
  • Kodak
  • Heidelberg USA, Inc.
  • Canon Solutions America

Questions? Please contact Kristin Pilling-Davis and Sadie Johnson by email us at More information about the Star Awards can be found on our website.

Sadie Hagen
Author: Sadie Hagen