PIA MidAmerica’s Graphic Excellence Competition (GraphEx) was created in 1989 to recognize the outstanding abilities of print producers to transform paper and ink into outstanding forms of communication. Since the industry is comprised of very diverse companies, the competition has over 300 categories in three different divisions. The categories reflect products such as: annual reports, brochures, letterheads, newsletters, direct marketing, presentation folders, cross media campaigns, and much, much more. Divisions are determined by size of company. Division I – 1-25 employees; Division II – 26 – 75 employees; and Division III – 76+ employees.
Entries winning Best of Category receive free entry into Printing Industries of America’s Premier Print Competition.
  • Deadline for entries are February 3 (Early Bird) and February 10 (Final Deadline) of 2017

  • Graphic Excellence Awards Galas will be held April 13  in DFW and April 27 in Kansas City

GRAPHEX Gala Photo’s – 2016
Category List – 2017
Entry Form – 2017
How to Pick Pieces Guideline – 2017