Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Superhero? – just ask Brittany Myers. Myers, a senior in the Graphic Communication program, was recognized for her outstanding achievement in the 2018 Neographics – the Power of Print® competition. The Neographics competition is the oldest regional printing competition in the nation – where the industry’s best graphic arts, packaging, converting, design and publishing excellence is selected and showcased. This year the award ceremony, for both students and industry professionals, was held on May 3 in Philadelphia to celebrate excellence in print. The Graphic Arts Association (GAA) sponsors the event and the theme this year was “Superheroes who make a true difference in the world of print.”
“Our Superhero, Brittany, won the highest honor, “Best of Category” for College Students and competed against entries from other students in the region,” said Dr. Mark Snyder, Graphic Communication professor. “Her entry, a project that incorporated variable data to generate customized direct mail pieces, will now be entered into the annual PIA contest – the Premier Print Awards which recognize the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world.”
Another Millersville University student, Nicole McNerney (who won a Neo award last year), went along to show her support – and to network for job prospects. “When we attend events such as this, the students benefit from mingling with industry professionals and print-providers, listening to the keynote speakers, and viewing the best printed pieces from the tri-state area that were on display” said Snyder, who also attended the event.
The Graphic Arts Association was founded in 1888 as a business association for publishing and printing firms and related businesses. Since then, it has evolved from what was a local business group to a regional trade association serving Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey and Delaware. GAA is an affiliate of Printing Industries of America (PIA). The mission of the Graphic Arts Association is to provide business relationships, expertise and education that ensure the strength and profitability of member companies in the graphics, print, and digital communications industries in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.