Education Awards of Excellence Nomination Procedures

How to Nominate Someone

  • Using the selection criteria as a guideline, provide a detailed description of the candidate’s major contributions and/or significant accomplishments. Descriptions should be no longer than three pages.
  • Complete the nomination form (Coming soon). Note: it is not necessary to submit nominations for both categories.
  • You may include letters of support, a formal biographical description, or a résumé for the candidate, but these items are not required.
  • Submit all required and supplemental material to:

Kayleigh Smith
Printing Industries of America
301 Brush Creek Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
Email: ksmith (at)
Fax: 412-749-9890


Nominations are judged by a selection committee comprised of educators and individuals from the graphic communications industry. More consideration will be given to candidates who have made significant contributions to education and training that go beyond routine professional responsibilities.

The selection committee may recommend a Certificate of Recognition in lieu of an Award of Excellence. Selection committee decisions are final. Omissions of any necessary information will disqualify the submission.


Nominations must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed by October 31, 2016.

For more information, contact Kayleigh Smith at 412-259-1713 or ksmith (at)

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014 (updated 10/13/2016)