In-Print 2022 Judging on March 7
The entries are in. The judges have been picked. And on Monday March 7, the winners of In-Print 2022 – the only printing contest exclusively for in-plants – will finally be selected.
Jointly sponsored by In-plant Impressions and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), the In-Print contest has had a tough couple of years because of the pandemic. Entries have been down and judging has been delayed, but this year it’s back on track in its usual March timeframe. Though the 260 entries are fewer than what the contest received in pre-COVID days, they are up from the past two years.
On Monday, the judges will examine each of them with loupes, weeding out those with cracked folds or bad registration, then selecting Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. Judging will take place at IPMA headquarters in Kearney, Missouri. This year’s lineup of judges is a mixture of old and new judges:
- Forrest McGuire, Des Moines Public Schools (see the cover of our latest issue)
- Bobbi Francis, BCBS Kansas
- Curt Hastings, Illinois Farm Bureau
- Ben Fowler, Shelter Insurance
There are 26 categories to judge, with the non-offset categories receiving the highest number of entries, particularly the booklets, flyers and special projects categories. Once all of the Gold, Silver and Bronze award-winners have been picked, one Best of Show winner will be selected from the winners in the offset categories and another Best of Show winner will be picked from the non-offset categories. The winners’ names will be revealed at the awards dinner during IPMA’s conference, taking place in Buffalo, New York in June.
Check out this upbeat video to see what judging was like a few years ago:
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.