In-Print 2018 Judges Selected, Contest Deadline Extended
IPG and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), partners in the In-Print 2018 contest, have selected the judges for this year's contest, the only printing contest exclusively for in-plants. What's more, due to popular demand, we have extended the deadline to enter, giving those of you who waited too long another chance.
As of our Jan. 31 deadline, we received 429 entries — more than last year's total of 415. Our three new categories for in-plants with 10 or fewer employees were big draws, garnering 62 entries altogether.
But after several in-plants begged for an extension, and in honor of the fact that February is In-plant Awareness Month, IPG and IPMA decided to extend the contest deadline until the end of this month. Entries must be shipped no later than March 1.
So far, reports IPMA Executive Director Mike Loyd, the entries look wonderful.
"This year's In-Print Award entries are spectacular," he told IPG. "Color is everywhere. From simple to complex projects, the entries reflect true craftsmanship. Intricate crossovers, creative bleeds, coatings, binding and folds show that professional printing projects are being produced throughout the in-plant world. Judges will have a truly difficult time choosing winners as they always do."
Speaking of judges, this year's lineup will be a mix of old and new.
- Chris Donlon, Kohler
- Nathan Thole, Iowa State University
- Ben Fowler, Shelter Insurance
- John Yerger, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Terry McSparin, Henry Wurst Printers, Kansas City, Mo.
Judging will take place on Monday, March 19 at IPMA headquarters in Kearney, Mo., where entries are currently being sorted. See the categories, get some tips and find the online entry form here.