Star Awards

star awards

Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) Star Awards honors every aspect of the graphic communications supply chain, from content creation to print distribution in every way imaginable. The Star Award is your chance to convey your capabilities to your customers and honor the hard work of your staff. Show off what you can do!

Past Star Awards Winners:  2022 Winners.      2021 Winners.     2020 Winners.      2019 Winners.

2018 Winners.       Professional of the Year Winners.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WINNING?

  • Your company will receive increased name recognition within the industry.
  • A press release will be sent to trade publications announcing the winners.
  • Exclusive use of the Star Awards logo for your website, social media and promotional materials.
  • You can present personalized award to your customer and project partners.
  • Winners will be promoted in PIM’s bi-monthly newsletter, The Loupe, and annual Print Buyers Guide & Membership Directory.

All awards, including Best of Show, People’s Choice Award and all Professional of the Year Awards, will be announced at our annual Star Awards Banquet.


HOW CAN I ENTER?

Do you have a printed piece so flawless that its craftsmanship should be awarded? Do you want to recognize a person who has gone above and beyond this year? PIM has an award program just for you. All entries and nominations must arrive to PIM’s Office by the due date, February 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM. Our office has limited hours, please email Kristin Pilling-Davis and Sadie Johnson at starawards@pimw.org to schedule a date to drop off entries and/or nominations. 

Below you will find information for PIM’s 2023 Call for Entries…

SUBMIT PRINTED PIECES

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. Our office has limited hours, please email Kristin Pilling-Davis and Sadie Johnson at starawards@pimw.org to schedule a date to drop off entries.
  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.

NOMINATE CO-WORKERS

It’s FREE to nominate your co-workers

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. Our office has limited hours, please email Kristin Pilling-Davis and Sadie Johnson at starawards@pimw.org to schedule a date to drop off nominations.