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Benjamin Franklin Award

2019 Benjamin Franklin Award nominations are now closed.

Nominations for 2020 will be open in September.

The 2019 winner will be unveiled at imPRESS on August 8, 2019.

Honoring the legends of Georgia print.

What is the Benjamin Franklin Award?

PIAG’s Benjamin Franklin Award is the highest honor presented in Georgia’s printing industry. Past recipients of this award claim that this is 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 10 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 two years after their chairmanship
Nominate now

Prefer to fill out a physical form and mail it to our office?
Download a physical nomination form for printing here.

Past winners

2018 Bill Garvey

2017 James “Butch” Mooney Sr.

2016 James P. Dunn

2015 Andy Shulman

2014 Hal Collins

2013 Dennis C. Martino

2012 Guy Dupree

2011 Hoyt Tuggle

2010 Jerry Scher

2009 Jefferson R. Riley

2008 Hugh Sullivan

2007 Ronald T. Williams

2006 John R. Pope

2005 Daneise H. Archer

2004 Tommy Thomasson

2003 Rick Sauers

2002 Norvin C. Hagan

2001 Ed Edwards

1999 Alvin B. Carter, Jr.

1998 Wiley A. Tucker, Jr.

1997 Rachel Ann Shattah

1996 Mark Cox

1995 Tim Combs

1994 Paul Massey

1993 W. Everett Bennett

1992 Randolph Camp

1991 Cary Rosenthal

1990 Henry Daniel

1989 J. Bowen Baxter

1988 Wanzie T. Collins

1987 Arv O. Vogel

1986 W. Clifford “Cliff” Gober

1985 Wiley A. Tucker, Sr.

1984 Hugh M. Inman

1983 Jerry L. Marler

1982 E. Russell Williamson

1981 Mark Pope III

1980 Ed Kilpatrick

1979 George Armstrong

1978 Howard Reed

1977 Kent Higgins

1976 John Moore

1975 DeWitt Cross

1974 Carroll Barfield

1973 Georgia Russell

1972 John Stuart McKenzie

1971 Alex Dittler and John Harland

1970 Cully Cobb

1969 Joe Wyant

1968 Marshall Lane

1967 Joe Self

1966 John Bowen

1965 Gil Bachman

1964 John Butler

1963 Dick Stout

1962 Wright Shippey

1961 Jim Townsend

1960 Tom Morgan

1959 Mendel Segal

1958 Tom Cooper