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PIA Opens Nominations for the Naomi Berber Memorial Award

Posted Monday, February 20, 2017 by Jules VanSant.

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Warrendale, Pennsylvania—Printing Industries of America (PIA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Naomi Berber Memorial Award. This award honors outstanding women for their exceptional record of accomplishments in graphic communications, significant contributions toward the development of the industry, and for having furthered the interests of the field. Nominations are due on June 16, 2017.

Why Nominate Someone?

Recognize a woman who has displayed outstanding dedication to the industry. Berber Award recipients join over thirty years of outstanding women from the graphic communications industry, such as Laura Lawton-Forsyth, Diane Romano, Sue Baylin, Laura Gale, and Betty Maul. An engraved plaque is presented to the recipient to commemorate her accomplishments.

The Berber Award will be presented at Printing Industries of America’s Fall Administrative Meetings, November 18-20 in Kansas City, MO. This forum hosts an impressive audience of industry leaders, including boards of directors and committee members from Printing Industries of America, its Ben Franklin Honor Society, and the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF).

Eligible candidates must have worked in the graphic communications industry for ten years or more and have an outstanding record of accomplishments that demonstrate her remarkable contributions toward the development of the graphic communications industry. Such contributions could be in the form of extraordinary leadership, direction, and/or support of programs or projects that have furthered the interests of the industry. A candidate’s activities must also have extended over a period of time, and her contribution should not be confined to a single project, development, or program.

More consideration will be given to candidates with significant volunteer work in the graphic communications field or whose accomplishments have been outside of their job description. Previous winners are not eligible for a second award. Candidates do not have to be Printing Industries of America members.

To make a submission, follow the instructions on this nomination form. The Berber Award will be presented at Printing Industries of America’s Fall Administrative Meetings on November 10–12 in Concord, NC. Previous winners are not eligible for a second award. Candidates do not have to be Printing Industries of America members.

For more information on PIA’s Naomi Berber Memorial Award, visit www.printing.org/berberaward.