Judges Pick 66 In-Print Winners
The judges spent nearly 10 hours on Monday analyzing the entries in this year's In-Print contest. In the end, they selected 66 winners from 35 different in-plants, including 30 Gold award winners from 22 in-plants.
There were a number of first-time winners this year, and some of the top Gold winners were in-plants that have only started entering In-Print in the past couple of years.
Judging took place at In-plant Printing and Mailing Association headquarters in Kearney, Mo., under warm, sunny skies. A mostly new crew of judges volunteered this year:
- Christopher Donlon, Kohler Corp.
- Alvin Griffin, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
- Mike Lincoln, State of Colorado
- Steve Weigel, Iowa State University
- Chris Anderson, Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
Larry Clements, of Redlands Community College, who was on hand to photograph the winners, also served as a substitute judge when other judges stepped aside during categories their in-plant had entered.
The biggest winner was the University of Oklahoma, which pulled in six awards, four of them Gold. Three in-plants won four awards each: University of Delaware, Kohler and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first two won one Gold apiece.
Both Bucknell University and the Church of Scientology International scored three Gold awards. Other three-award winners were Washington State University, University of North Texas and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
Once all the winners had been picked, the judges laid out all 30 Gold award winning pieces and selected two Best of Show winners (one offset, one non-offset). Twenty-two in-plants were in the running for these prestigious awards. The Best of Show winners will be revealed on June 11 at an awards ceremony in Milwaukee, during the IPMA conference.