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PEAK Awards - FAQ

How do I enter?
To enter your product, or products, please complete the online entry form. Remember that in addition to completing your form, you must submit two samples of each entry.

What is the cost to enter?
If your company is a member of PSDA the cost for entry is $100 for each entry. If your company is not a member of PSDA, the cost for entry is $175.

What if my entry doesn't fit a listed category?
Choose the category you think is most appropriate. If an entry seems mismatched to one category, judges will move it to another. Judges may create a new category at their discretion.

Who judges the competition?
A panel of distinguished industry veterans will judge the competition. Categories may be created or deleted depending on the nature and number of entries. Judges reserve the right to move entries to a different category if it seems more appropriate than the one selected.

Our presses and paper handling equipment are unique in the printing industry. May we enter them in the PEAK Awards?
PEAK Awards are not for equipment, but the printed pieces from your equipment may be entered. If your company has developed an interesting product that was produced with your equipment, the actual printed product is what should be entered in the competition.

Can we enter the same thing in two categories?
Yes, you may enter the same product in two or more categories, but you must submit the product as two unique entries and pay an entry fee for each.

How many samples of my entry should I send?
Please include two samples of each entry. One will be used for the judges to examine and one will be used by staff for reproduction in Print Solutions magazine, online, and at the 2013 Distributor Solutions Expo.

I'm a distributor and I don't want to identify my manufacturer. Do I have to disclose who manufactured my entry?
No. We would prefer to tell members about those who made substantial contributions to winning entries, but the names of manufacturers may be kept confidential.

Who wins the award, the printer or the distributor?
Whoever submits the entry will be the winner of the award. The entry form also asks for names of companies responsible for manufacturing the entry. Winning entries are featured in Print Solutions magazine. Both suppliers and distributors may enter the contest. When a supplier enters, the distributor should give approval for the entry submission. When a distributor enters or approves a supplier entry, the end user (the distributor's client) should also approve the entry. All parties should understand that winning entries will be on display and subject to publicity. Some distributors may want to keep confidential the names of their clients and the products they buy. Some clients may not approve of their name or brand images being entered in contests.

If my entry is chosen as a winner, what do I receive?
Winners will receive physical award that will be distributed at the Distributor Solutions Expo.

All winners receive a marketing kit to assist in promoting their award-winning work. The kit will include the PEAK Award Winner logos to use in promotions and a sample press release template that can be distributed to local media. Winning entries may be displayed in Print Solutions magazine, on the PSDA web site and at the Distributor Solutions Expo.