Showcase Awards on Pause, Premier Print Award Resumes

Our Showcase Awards Competition provides members with increased name recognition in the industry and is an important tool used by our member to attract new clients. Of late, however, participation in Showcase has decreased.

At the January VMA Board of Directors meeting, the difficult decision was made to put the Showcase competition on hold for 2019. The event will be recreated for 2020 with a more refined competition, a change in venue, and enhanced marketing efforts to appeal to both the print and creative community.

While we won’t be holding a local competition, companies can still compete nationally in the prestigious PIA Premier Print Awards, also known as the “Bennys”. The VMA office will process entries and deliver them to PIA National. The PPA competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in a variety of categories around the world, including divisions for the smallest print and design companies.

As a gesture, we are offering any interested participants a discounted rate of 50% off per entry (discount only available when entering from our site, not the PPA site). To participate in this opportunity, please fill out the entry form below or contact May Suen at for questions. The deadline to enter is April 26, 2019. Don’t delay, collect your entries today!

2019 Premier Print Award

The Premier Print Awards Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor–the Benny statue. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry. For seventy years, winners of the largest, most prestigious print competition in the world have leveraged this honor to gain a competitive advantage.

NOTE: The 50% Discount per entry fee is only available on the VMA entry form via the link below. The PPA website does not offer the discount.

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Premier Print Award Entry System Opens
Start submitting your entries here.

APRIL 26, 2019
Entry Deadline

MAY 2019
Packets with instructions on how to mail your entry form and entry sample will be sent out to entrants.

JUNE 7, 2019
Judging of entries by our seasoned panel of judges.

AUGUST 23, 2019
Deadline for advertisement in the 2019 Premier Print Awards Supplement

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Deadline to RSVP for the 2019 Premier Print Awards Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards

OCTOBER 2, 2019
Premier Print Awards Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards in Chicago, IL in conjunction with PRINT19

VMA Members
$44 per entry before April 26
$59 from April 26 – May 19

$87 Before April 26
$99 from April 26 – May 19

May Suen