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Association Recognition and Awards

SGIA has many ways to recognize members for their contributions to the Association,industry, and society. You may download and submit these applications by way of fax.

The Howard Parmele Award is the highest honor the screen printing and graphic imaging industry has to offer. Named in tribute to one of the Association's founders, the Parmele award is considered the "Oscar" or "Emmy" of the screen printing and graphic imaging industry, and has been awarded each year since 1955. The Parmele Award is conferred upon someone whose dedication and accomplishments reflect an ongoing commitment to improve the industry's products, services and image. Download the Parmele Award Application in Acrobat Format.

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The Golden Image/André Schellenberg Awards competition highlights the best and most creative imaged products for every avenue of the diverse specialty imaging marketplace. This competition is open only to SGIA printer members, with judging and recognition bestowed on-site at SGIA Expos. SGIA printer members receive one free entry, with additional at just awards$20 each. Every entrant is considered for the “Best in Show” (screen printing and digital imaging) and “Best in Creativity” (digital imaging) awards. Find more information here.

The SGIA Product of the Year competition recognizes the latest equipment and supplies currently on the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry. Winners represent the best-judged consumables and best judged Test Print Shootout winners for the entrants of the competition. A panel of judges selects from submitted entries the best digital consumables and technologies that are moving the specialty imaging industry forward. Only SGIA manufacturing members, or exhibitors, can enter outstanding products that have improved the industry. Submitted products must be new to the market for the year of the competition.

The Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technology (ASDPT) was established in 1973 by SGIA's Board of Directors, as a body of technical authorities representing the highest plane of technological expertise. The stated purpose of the Academy is to assist, promote and encourage the development of new technical papers relating to screen and digital printing, and to make such papers available to the industry throughout the world. Generally, ASDPT members nominate people to be inducted, but nominations may also be received from SGIA members. Find more information here.

The Dave Swormstedt Sr. Memorial Award recognizes the best published article or technical paper written for any aspect of the screen printing industry. Any SGIA member can nominate articles for the Swormstedt award. For more information, contact Marci Kinter at

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Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement

Chairman's Cup

Key Award

Magnus Award
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