Struck By Gold
Though many stunning pieces were submitted, the judges managed to award only one gold winner in each category. Awarding one silver and one bronze in some categories wasn't as easy, and in those, multiple silver and bronze designations were given. As in past years, Gold Ink judging rules allowed the judges to bestow pewter awards in each category on those submissions deemed worthy of an honorable mention.
Another winner of note was "The Art of the Letter," in the Fine Editions category. Judges described the piece as having a wide variety of expertly handled printing, stamping and finishing.
The participation of print-industry professionals is what makes the Gold Ink Awards successful, and the competition would not have grown over the past 17 years without their support. On behalf of all of us at BookTech Magazine, I'd like to thank all those who entered and our judges, who gave up their time and brought their enthusiasm to judge the entries fairly and honorably.
– Warren Chiara