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Calling for Entries in this Year’s Canadian Printing Awards

September 11, 2012

PrintAction magazine is proud to be running the 7th annual Canadian Printing Awards, which is to be celebrated on November 29 at the Palais Royale in Toronto. The CBC’s Dianne Buckner, who is an award-winning business journalist and host of the hit television show about entrepreneurialism, Dragon’s Den, will again lead this year’s gala, featuring a sit-down dinner.

The structure of this year’s printing awards program has changed little, beyond some fine-tuning of the categories. We have introduced five categories in a new business development section, which we hope to grow in future years. Much like PrintAction’s preceding Environmental Printing Awards program, we have included these new business categories in an effort to better understand the direction of printing companies in the age of integrated graphic communications.

PrintAction, as part of the awards program, will also determine three key industry leaders in the categories of Printing Leader of the Year, Emerging Leader of the Year (under the age of 35), and the John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award. Please refer to the list of this year’s Canadian Printing Awards categories below and let us know if you have any questions about participating at

Entry guidelines can be downloaded from the Canadian Printing Awards website at Entries must be received by October 26.

Industry Achievement categories

Printing Leader of the Year
Emerging Leader of the Year (under age 35)
John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award

Environmental Printing categories
Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada
Most Environmentally Progressive Vendor
Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Technology
Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project
Most Environmentally Progressive Packaging Project

Business Development categories
Best Online Presence, printing company
Best Online Presence, vendor
Best Community Program
Best Marketing Campaign

Quality Printing categories
Best of Show
Self Promotion
Brochures & Booklets
Business & Annual Reports
Direct Mail
Packaging (all processes)