OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) earned six awards during the 78th annual OBIE Awards on May 20 for billboard campaigns designed by its in-house creative team, OUTFRONT STUDIOS. Each year, The Out Of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) presents the OBIE Awards, which honors the finest in out of home advertising design. Ahead of this year's virtual award show, OUTFRONT STUDIOS had 16 finalists and, by the end of the event, received more wins than any other creative agency. The winning campaigns were chosen from several different categories, in various industry sectors including Automotive, Entertainment, and more. More than 50 creative agencies and brands across the country submitted their work, which were judged by seven prominent industry leaders.

Top creative leaders, along with media heads from BT, GSK and Warner Bros, have chosen their 53 potential winners for this year’s Outdoor Media Awards, run by Clear Channel in partnership with Campaign.

ArtSoft Expo Solutions has completed an eye-catching project for the Grocery Innovations Canada conference in challenging weather conditions, thanks to Drytac Polar Premium printable vinyl.

ISA-UK powered by BSGA, the trade association for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, has announced today that it is postponing the 2020 ISA-UK Sign & Print Awards, scheduled for 25th November, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On this Earth Day, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announces the award recipients of the 2020 Sustainable Business Recognition Program. This award is given to those companies that implemented sustainable business practices in 2019 in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to optimize their contribution to a sustainable future. More information about the program can be found here.

In light of the emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic the decision has been taken to cancel the British Sign Awards 2020 Gala presentation event, which was to have taken place at the Athena in Leicester on Thursday, November 12th.  Instead the awards will take place online instead.

Cambridge-based Global Graphics Software, a leading developer of core technology for digital print, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Pete Astles from Peak UK, winner of the Roland Hero contest, is having to revise his plans due to the wholly necessary postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. Thankfully, with the support of Roland dye sublimation technology, he will be working hard to prepare for the Games in 2021.

After gaining a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2014 for Overseas Trade and another in 2015 for Innovation, Contra Vision has been successful once again in winning a further Queen’s Award for Innovation; testament to their continued investment into research and development.

After much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the Outdoor Media Awards event that was due to be held on the 11th June this year. It wasn’t easy, but it is absolutely the right decision to make given the circumstances we are all facing amidst the Covid-19 crisis.

The UK Graphic Awards have announced a brand-new category for their awards celebration taking place this September. The latest addition is a marketing-focused award which has been created in association with the event’s official marketing partner, B2B marketing specialist, Halston Marketing.

Organisers of the inaugural UK Graphic Awards, scheduled to take place on Tuesday 15th September, have issued a statement filled with positivity and encouragement for the UK graphics industry, whilst encouraging those with some downtime to use it in a positive and productive way whilst bringing their teams together - virtually, of course!

Seiko Epson Corporation have announced that its wide-format printers and an industrial robot had won the Red Dot Award in the Product Design category (Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020), marking the fourth successive year that Epson products have been recognized in this award. The company also said that its printers had been recognized for their second successive Red Dot: Best of Best Award.

Printing Industries of America is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Premier Print Awards competition, marking the program's 72nd year honoring print excellence. The international competition is open to all companies involved in the creation or production of print communications, as well as students and student groups from high school, vocational school, or college print production programs.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) today announce the 27 member companies that have received the SGIA 2019 Safety Recognition Program Award for relevant efforts throughout 2019. The annual program runs from January 1 – December 31 and acknowledges those SGIA members which integrate dedicated health and safety into everyday business practices.

Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging and smart workplace business products, today announced the kickoff of its inaugural Outstanding Achievement in Innovation awards to recognize advancements in production printing hardware, software, and services. Nominations for products to be considered are being accepted now through April 10, with winners to be announced in the June timeframe to coincide with the planned drupa 2020 industry event.

Pentawards, the world’s most prestigious packaging design competition, has revealed its Top 20 Winners Table; the design agencies, brands, freelancers, universities, packaging suppliers and manufacturers that have accumulated the most Pentawards points since 2007.

It has been announced today that the ISA-UK Sign & Print Awards gala event will take place on 25 November 2020 at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester. This is the only awards event for the sign, graphics and visual communications sector endorsed by the sector’s leading trade association, ISA-UK, formerly known as the British Sign & Graphics Association.

Integrated inkjet solutions provider Agfa have been announced as sponsors of the prestigious Best in Show award at the inaugural UK Graphic Awards, taking place this September.

The Printing Charity has launched its 2020 Print Futures Awards giving people aged 18 to 30 the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £1,500 to support their personal and workplace development to progress in their careers in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging, and graphic arts sector.

When Scodix first started delivering digital enhancement systems, many users were the first in their geographic region to own such an advantage. But some 10 years later, in many areas, Scodix is the must-have system in a very competitive environment. One such printing market is Toronto, where industry leaders such as PBI – Printing By Innovation is based. PBI is a 15-year old printing service provider that has already made a prominent name for themselves in the North American direct mail and packaging markets. So much so that now they’re beginning to make significant in-roads into European markets as well.

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