Golden Cylinder Awards

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The 2016 Golden Cylinder Awards competition is now closed. Judging took place May 24-25, 2016 in Rocester, NY.  Winners will be announced at the 2016 Golden Cylinder Awards Ceremonies held during the fall conferences:

  • Click here to view the 2016 winners in the packaging, product and stamp categories announced October 13th at the Technical Forum.
  • Click here to view the 2016 winners in the publication category announced November 16th at the Print Media Conference.

This competition is conducted annually to promote the gravure process and to provide peer recognition for technical achievement. The competition is designed to identify the “Best of the Best” in each segment of the industry and to distinguish technical innovations.

If you would like to review the application in anticipation of the 2017 competition, you can review the application via the links below.

  • Click here to download a fillable PDF version of the application
  • Click here to download a non-fillable PDF version of the application

Winning a “Golden Cylinder” award is both an honor and an opportunity for you and your customer to achieve the peer recognition you so justly deserve. It increases your exposure in numerous graphic arts publications, promotes customer relations, provides tools to your sales force, and more.

Who Should Enter:
The Golden Cylinder Awards Competition is open to all GAAmericas' members and non-members. All entries must be produced during the 2016  calendar year (for the 2017 competition) and must use the gravure process. Entries must be production units against an order, except for the supplier innovation category. The entrant must designate the Golden Cylinder Award Category for which they are entering, subject to final review by the GAAmericas Golden Cylinder Awards Committee. Entrants will be notified of any changes in their category. Entries in the supplier innovation category must include complete description and supporting evidence of the technical innovation, including a factual statement of support from one or more customers or users.

Entry Requirements:
Each entry must be accompanied by its own entry form and entry fee. An item may be entered in more than one category, but an additional entry form must be completed and the appropriate entry fee must be included. Entries using common graphics or a theme throughout a product line may be entered individually or as a family (i.e., one entry consisting of a group of pieces). Families are limited to five pieces.

Judges are selected from professionals of recognized knowledge, experience, and reputation in the gravure industry, including but not limited to designers, educators, and publishers.

More Information:
If you have any questions regarding the Golden Cylinder Awards please contact Pamela Schenk.
Tel: 201.523.6042
Fax: 201.523.6048

Recent and Past Winners:
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