Rules For Entry

2019 Gold Ink Awards … THE RULES

  • EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: April 19, 2019.
  • FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: July 24, 2019.
  • ELIGIBILITY:

    Eligible pieces for judging must have been printed between April 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019.

  • PACKAGING TIPS:

    Complete one entry form for each entry. Include two identical printed samples of each piece to be judged. Do not mount or shrink wrap entries. Please mail your sample pieces and your entry form together, along with your entry fee.

  • EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES:

    $135 – The first entry
    $120 each – The next 2 to 5 entries
    $100 each – The next 6 to 9 entries
    $95 each – The next 10+ entries

    Add $10 per entry after April 19, 2019

  • MAIL ENTRIES WITH ENTRY FORM TO:

    Gold Ink Awards/NAPCO
    1500 Spring Garden Street
    Suite 1200
    Philadelphia, PA 19130


Gold Ink Awards winning entries will be published in Printing Impressions magazine, website and e-newsletter and displayed at the 2019 PRINTING United event in Dallas, Texas.

NAPCO Media reserves the right to re-categorize entries, create new categories or eliminate categories when appropriate. No entries will be returned as they will become part of NAPCO Media’s library of Award Winning printing.  Winners will be notified by mail or e-mail after judging is final.

Only official categories may be used. Editors reserve the right to reassign or combine categories at their own discretion.

There will be one Gold, Silver and Bronze Award for subdivisions in applicable categories. Pieces are judged primarily on the basis of quality and technical difficulty of printing and production.

Direct your questions to Mike Cooper at (215) 238-5434 or mcooper@napco.com