Benjamin Franklin Award


2017 Benjamin Franklin Award Call for Nominations Now Open

Nominations Due June 1, 2017

Click Here for the 2017 Nomination Form

PIAG’s Benjamin Franklin Award is the highest honor presented in Georgia’s printing industry.  Past recipients of this award claim that this indeed the highlight of their careers. Keeping the significance and prestige of this honor in mind, please take the time to make your choice known. Review the following criteria and return your nomination to PIAG right away. 

The PIAG Benjamin Franklin Award honors an individual for being a long-term major contributor to the graphic arts industry in Georgia. Nominees for this award should meet the following criteria: 

  • Made a positive impact on the printing and imaging industry in Georgia and is widely recognized as such
  • A person of high principles and integrity
  • One who shares his/her time and talent to work toward the advancement of the graphic communications industry
  • Works for the betterment of society through civic, community or religious commitments
  • Worked a minimum of 15 years in the graphic communications industry, with at least five of those years in Georgia
  • Past PIAG Board Chairs are not eligible for nomination until three years after their chairmanship 

Join us on August 10, 2017 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre for the presentation of this award! Register Today! 


Past Recipients

1958 Tom Cooper

1959 Mendel Segal

1960 Tom Morgan

1961 Jim Townsend

1962 Wright Shippey

1963 Dick Stout

1964 John Butler

1965 Gil Bachman

1966 John Bowen

1967 Joe Self

1968 Marshall Lane

1969 Joe Wyant

1970 Cully Cobb

1971 Alex Dittler and John Harland

1972 John Stuart McKenzie

1973 Georgia Russell

1974 Carroll Barfield

1975 DeWitt Cross

1976 John Moore

1977 Kent Higgins

1978 Howard Reed

1979 George Armstrong

1980 Ed Kilpatrick

1981 Mark Pope III

1982 E. Russell Williamson

1983 Jerry L. Marler

1984 Hugh M. Inman

1985 Wiley A. Tucker, Sr.

1986 W. Clifford “Cliff” Gober

1987 Arv O. Vogel

1988 Wanzie T. Collins

1989 J. Bowen Baxter

1990 Henry Daniel

1991 Cary Rosenthal

1992 Randolph Camp

1993 W. Everett Bennett

1994 Paul Massey

1995 Tim Combs

1996 Mark Cox

1997 Rachel Ann Shattah

1998 Wiley A. Tucker, Jr.

1999 Alvin B. Carter, Jr.

2001 Ed Edwards

2002 Norvin C. Hagan

2003 Rick Sauers

2004 Tommy Thomasson

2005 Daneise H. Archer

2006 John R. Pope

2007 Ronald T. Williams

2008 Hugh Sullivan

2009 Jefferson R. Riley

2010 Jerry Scher

2011 Hoyt Tuggle

2012 Guy Dupree

2013 Dennis Martino

2014 Hal Collins

2015 Andy Shulman

2016 James Dunn