PIM 2021 Star Awards – Special Reduced Pricing on Your Entries

There is still time to send in entries!

Update February 18, 2021: We understand you are busy so we are happy to extend the 2021 Star Awards Entries & Nominations deadline to February 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon).

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is excited to see your flawless and creative printed projects! Highlight your essential staff and clients by submitting your 2020 projects into PIM’s 2021 Star Awards competition! This year PIM is offering special reduced pricing on entries! All entries are due to PIM’s Office (remember we moved) on February 25, 2021.

Please note – all forms have the old due date (February 18), the current due date is February 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM (Noon). 

Here is how the program works:


Throughout the year, printing companies should save 2 samples of your best projects. We are currently looking for companies to enter their projects that have been printed and produced between January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. 


Next, review our CATEGORY LIST for descriptions about where your project will fit (one project can be submitted into multiple categories, 2 samples for each entry are needed). Read the descriptions carefully!


Print and fill out all the ENTRY FORMS. Mail all the forms and samples to our office (remember PIM has a new address). Please send all entries to PIM by the due date of February 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon).

  1. JUDGE

After PIM receives all entries, a team of judges made up 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. 


Mark your calendar for PIM’s annual Star Awards Banquet on June 17, 2021. Come be recognized and congratulate your peers. PIM will announce the 2021 Best of Show Award and you will be able to vote for 2021 People’s Choice Award. Hopefully we can meet in-person, more details to come! 

Visit our website to learn more about the Star Awards & view past winners!

Hear from 2020 Best of Show Winner.    Hear from 2020 Best of Show Runner-Up.

Nomination Forms:

Recognition is the #1 form of flattery – now more than ever, employees need to be celebrated! Another part of the Star Awards is honoring your co-workers. Make sure to nominated your associates! Click the links below for nomination criteria and forms…

Nominating is FREE & you can nominate multiple people!

Thank You Sponsors:

PIM’s annual Star Awards banquet 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 2021 Star Awards Sponsors…

  • Signature Sponsor – Lindenmeyr Munroe
  • Midland Paper
  • FUJIFILM North America Corporation
  • Peters Revnew Kappenman Anderson
  • CGS ORIS | Americas
  • Federated Insurance
  • Bremer Bank
  • Konica Minolta
  • Case Paper
  • Anchor Paper Company
  • Heidelberg USA, Inc.
  • Canon Solutions America
  • LB Carlson

Questions? Please contact Kristin Davis (612.400.6208) or Sadie Johnson (612.400.604) or email us at starawards@pimw.org. More information about the Star Awards can be found on our website.

Sadie Hagen
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