General Guidelines
  • Nominees must be younger than 40 prior to December 31, 2015.
  • Nominees must work in Canada, be of Canadian nationality, or have a direct impact on the Canadian printing market.
  • Nominations from all printing and allied industries are welcome.
  • Nominations are due March 31, 2015.

Must the nominee by Canadian?
No. The nominee can be of any nationality, but, if not Canadian, must either be employed in Canada or have a direct impact on the country's printing market. The latter qualification relates to, for example, researchers or engineers who develop printing technologies actively distributed in Canada. We also encourage nominations of Canadians working outside of the country.

What printing sectors are applicable to PA40?
Nominations can come from all related printing and imaging sectors, including (but not limited to) commercial and trade printing, finishing, letterpress, packaging, conversion, publishing, multimedia, and design.

Are nominations for printers only?
No. We encourage nominations from printing companies and technology suppliers, distributors, design and media agencies, as well as educational and research institutions, associations, and standards-based and non-profit entities.

What individuals from the design sector are encouraged for PA40?
A nominate from the media or design sector will be considered for inclusion if their work is shown to have a direct impact on the production or innovation of printing.

Who can nominate an individual for the PA40?
Nominators can include advisors, supervisors, coworkers, or colleagues familiar with the nominee’s work and character.

What type of information should be included about the nominee?
Information about the nominee can include (but is not exclusive to): Projects or initiatives the individual is or has been involved in; results from past projects; job responsibilities; industry initiatives outside of the workplace; community involvement; or any relatable printing and imaging activities.

Where can I find more answers about the PA40?
Please contact Jon Robinson, Editor of PrintAction, at 905-713-4302 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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