MANIFESTO recently designed the piece which earned the Print Communications Award at the Illinois Association of Park Districts Agency Showcase held at Hyatt Regency in Chicago on January 24.
The winning entry titled “Visitor’s Guide & Map” for Winnebago County Forest Preserves is part of an ongoing branding campaign to promote Winnebago County and its natural beauty. This brochure was selected for the award from over 60 entries in the print media category which were judged on numerous criteria. Over 4,200 IPRA professionals, appointed officials and students attended the event. The event also hosted 200 educational sessions and 300 exhibitors.
The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) has announced the work of MANIFESTO, Rockford, IL, has won an award for client, Top Sports Prospects. The judging was conducted on works produced throughout 2013 with nearly 1,000 print entries in the competition. The GEA competition is one of the largest printing competitions in the nation.
MANIFESTO’s work won the award for Best of Division: Service Catalogs (4 or more colors). A panel of out-of-state judges with extensive experience in printing and print production was brought in to examine the work. Each entry was judged on its own merit in a category with similar printed pieces. The judging criteria included design and overall visual impact with attention to special techniques and included registration, crossovers, clarity and neatness, sharpness of halftones and line drawings, richness and tonal qualities of color, paper and ink selection, ink coverage, difficulty of printing, effective contrast or softness, finishing, and bindery.
Since 1886, The GLGA has been dedicated to advancing the success of the printing and graphics industry. Working together with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, GLGA provides training, resources, and a voice of advocacy on both a state and national level.
GLGA is a trade association representing the graphic communications industry in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) competition, owned and managed by The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA), is an annual event that recognizes and rewards companies who combine fine craftsmanship with technology in order to produce outstanding finished products. The award-winning companies are honored each year at the GEA Celebration, to be held this year on June 19th at Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, Wisconsin.