Judges Pick 73 Winners in In-Print 2019 Contest
On Monday, judges inspected the nearly 400 entries in In-Print 2019 and selected 73 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. The top winner this year was Bloomberg, which took an impressive seven awards in the contest, three of them Gold awards.
In-Print, the only printing contest exclusively for in-plants, is a partnership between In-plant Impressions and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). Judging was held at IPMA headquarters in Kearney, Mo.
The judges this year were:
- Jimmy Robinson, University of West Alabama
- Curt Hastings, Illinois Farm Bureau
- Carol Rosso, Bemis, Manufacturing
- Chris Donlon, Kohler Co.
They were aided by former Redlands Community College in-plant manager Larry Clements and Tammy Golden, who heads the State of Tennessee's in-plant.
Several of this year's winners entered the contest for the first time. The new Special Projects category for specialty items and contour-cut pieces yielded five winners. In addition to the 73 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, judges also selected four pieces for Judges' Choice awards.
In addition to Bloomberg, other top winners this year were the Church of Scientology, which won six awards; the University of North Texas and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, both of which won five awards; and Oregon State University, which won four awards.
Once the winners had been selected, the judges picked two Best of Show winners out of all the Gold-winning offset and non-offset winners. Those top winners will be revealed during the IPMA awards banquet in June. The final list of winners is being confirmed by IPI and IPMA. We plan to announce the winners next week.