The 2011 Friesens Engagement Calendar has won a 'PIA Award of Recognition' in the category 'Diaries and Desk Calendars'. I am honored to have been the featured artist in the current edition of Friesens Engagement Calendar. The prestigious calendar, elegantly designed by Jef Burnard, showcases more than 50 of my nature images. Over the years, Friesens has masterfully printed many of the projects that I have been involved with through various publishers, including my last four coffee table books.
The Premier Print Award Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor—the Benny statue. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry. For more than sixty years, winners of the largest, most prestigious print competition in the world have leveraged this honor to gain a competitive advantage.
Thousands of entries were submitted for the 2011 judging of the Premier Print Awards, the world's most prestigious international print competition. The judges honored a total of 875 pieces with one of three awards—106 Best of Category awards, 200 Awards of Recognition, and 569 Certificates of Merit.
Here are a few more pages from this prestigious calendar.
A complete list of 2011 winners may be viewed on the Printing Industries of America web site at: http://www.printing.org/ppawinners2011