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PIA issues call for award entries

Jul 12, 2011 12:00 AM

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Printing Industries of America seeks to honor a business leader who has surpassed his or her obligations with the Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award and a woman who personifies the Naomi Berber school of thought and excels in her field of graphic communication with the Naomi Berber Memorial Award.

The Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a business leader who has gone far beyond standard obligations and has become a significant force in the graphic arts industry. To qualify, a nominee must be widely recognized as having made a major impact on the graphic arts industry; have a record of participating in both local and national professional activities; have been active in the industry over an extended period of time and involved in many facets of the graphic arts industry; and not be an employee of any graphic arts association. The nominee need not be a member of PIA; is not limited by age, sex, race, or geographic location; and may be either living or deceased. Nominations for the Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award are due August 31, 2011. See

The Naomi Berber Memorial Award honors the distinguished 45-year career of Naomi Berber, GATF’s first administrative director (1925–1970). The award is given to a woman who personifies the Naomi Berber attitude of excelling in her field of graphic communication and also volunteers their time to improve the industry. Nominees for this award must fulfill these criteria: worked in the graphic communications industry for 10 years or more and have an outstanding record of accomplishments that demonstrates her unusual contribution toward the development of the graphic communications industry, such as extraordinary leadership, direction and/or support of programs or projects that have furthered the interests of the industry. These activities must have extended over a 10 year period, and her contribution should not be confined to a single project, development, or program. See

Both recipients will be selected by a panel of industry leaders and honored before hundreds of peers at PIA’s Fall Meetings, November 11–13 in Miami Beach, FL. For additional information on the Lewis Award or the Naomi Berber Award, contact Sara Welsh at