Idealliance and PIAlliance Open Nominations for Innovation and Community Service Awards

February 9, 2016 – Alexandria, VA] Idealliance and PIAlliance are now accepting nominations for The Innovation Excellence Award and John Peter Zenger Medal, to be presented at the Franklin Luminaire Awards event on October 19, 2016 at The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers, New York City, before an expected audience of more than 400 media professionals.

The Innovation Excellence Award is granted to a company or individual in graphic communications that is pioneering, pacesetting, and advancing new technologies. The recipient will be chosen by a select committee of industry experts from Idealliance and PIAlliance. The nominee must be a company or individual within the graphic communications and media industries who has demonstrated in a clear and convincing way, an innovative technology or implementation of a product or service in content creation, production, and distribution. “Offered for the first time, the Innovation Excellence Award is a terrific opportunity to highlight our industry’s creative leadership and innovative use of technology to move our industry forward,” reported Steve Drew, Major Account Manager at RR Donnelley and Co-Chair of the Franklin Luminaire Committee. Innovation Excellence Award nominations may be made HERE.

The John Peter Zenger “Community Service” Medal is awarded to an individual employed in the graphic communications industry who has exhibited exemplary character in the form of selfless courage, charity, activism, philanthropy or military service. The recipient will be selected by the Franklin Luminaire Committee, with a $1,000 contribution made to the 2015 Zenger honoree’s charity of choice. “The Zenger Medal honors those in our industry who inspire us to be more than we are and make not just our industry, but our communities a better place to live,” said, Meghan Milkowski, President, The Hill Extra and Co-Chair of the Franklin Luminaire Committee. Zenger Medal nominations may be made HERE.

Deadline for nominations is April 15, 2016. Honorees are not required to be members of either Idealliance or PIAlliance, but are required to attend the Franklin Luminaire Awards event to receive their award. For more information, contact David Steinhardt of Idealliance at 703.837.1066 or Tim Freeman of PIAlliance at 716-691-3211. For information on attending the Franklin Luminaire Event, go HERE.

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About Idealliance®
Idealliance® is a global community of more than 1,600 brand owners, agencies, publishers, premedia and print service provider companies, and their material suppliers and technology partners. The not-for-profit industry association provides media creators and technology communities the opportunity to collaborate to craft best practices, advance standards, and certify people, processes, and systems to achieve the highest performance in creation, production and delivery of graphic communications whether in print or on mobile platforms. – 703.837.1070

February 9, 2016