Eighth Annual Positively Print Award Program Now Open For Nominations


Print Advocacy Program Recognizes the Power and Sustainability of Print in the Media Mix

Reston, VA (March 29, 2017) - The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) and Two Sides North America, co-sponsors of the annual Positively Print recognition program, announce the award program is now open for nominations.  In its eighth year, the Positively Print program is designed to recognize print advocacy campaigns that promote the enduring power and sustainability of print in today's multi-channel media mix.

"Two Sides is pleased to recognize through the Positively Print program organizations that focus on the unique attributes, effectiveness and sustainability of print and paper, which so effectively aligns with our mission," states Phil Riebel, President, Two Sides North America, Inc.

 Intended to spotlight the variety of ways in which the effectiveness and sustainability of print are being promoted, the 2017 Positively Print awardee will be recognized at the OUTLOOK 2017 conference on Sunday, September 10-opening day of PRINT 17-the year's most innovative and comprehensive graphic communications exhibition and conference in the Americas.  PRINT 17 will take place September 10 - 14, 2017, in McCormick Place-South in Chicago, Illinois.

"The Positively Print program was created to acknowledge creative and effective print advocacy campaigns within the entire graphic communications industry," said Thayer Long, President of NPES.  "Again this year, we want to demonstrate to companies involved in print that advocating for print can be done, and multiplies a powerful message that benefits our entire industry."

This year's awardee will join a highly creative lineup of past winners that includes: Rolland Enterprises Inc.'s "The Paper Loop" magazine (2016); Sappi North America's "A Communicator's Guide to the Neuroscience of Touch" (2015); IKEA's "Bookbook" campaign (2014); Sappi Fine Paper's "PRINT &" book (2013); and, PrintCity's "PRINT! Seen! Lean and Green" campaign (2012).  The 2017 Positively Print program is accepting submissions until June 30, 2017.

For complete information about the Positively Print program, or to submit an entry, visit: www.PositivelyPrint.org.

About Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC)
PRINT and GRAPH EXPO the largest and most comprehensive graphic communications trade shows and conferences in the Americas are produced by the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC).  GASC is managed and directed by NPES from their headquarters located at 1899 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA 20191 USA,  telephone: 703/264-7200, fax: 703/620-9187, e-mail: info@gasc.org, www.gasc.org.

About Two Sides
Two Sides is an independent, non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.  Two Sides is active globally in North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Colombia. Our members span the entire print and paper value chain, including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre-press, press, finishing, publishing, printing, envelopes and postal operators.  For more information about Two Sides North America, please contact us at: 855/896-7433 or info@twosidesna.org. Visit the Two Sides website at www.twosidesna.org and follow Two Sides on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.