for your Booth Badges


Whether you’re a printer, supplier or student, the 2018 SGIA Expo gives you a chance to shine with competitions that pit your best work against the rest of the industry. All submissions to SGIA competitions will be displayed on the show floor in the Golden Image Gallery.

Golden Image

SGIA Printer Members (corporate memberships): Send us your best work of the year! The Golden Image Awards are the pinnacle of excellence in printing. Judging takes place on site at the Expo, and all submissions are displayed in the Golden Image Gallery. Submit entry forms online; entries are due to the SGIA Golden Image depository between by October 5, 2018. First entry is free; $35/additional entry.

Product of the Year

Suppliers: Attendees have a lot of floor to cover. Draw attention to your booth and your new products by earning a Product of the Year award. Submit entry forms online by July 27; the entries must arrive at SGIA between June 1 and August 3, 2018. Winners will be announced August 24, 2018. $75/entry.

ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Competition

Educators: Show off your star students’ best work. Enter them in the 2018 ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Competition. Best of Show winners receive $500 to use toward their graphic arts education, $500 for their school and a special award from ASDPT. Entries must be entered online and received at SGIA Headquarters before September 1. 

No entry fee, but Educational Institution Members must submit entries on behalf of their students.

Wrap Team Challenge

The Wrap Team Challenge will judge your wrapping speed and skill over three days. Beginning on Thursday, October 18, two-person wrap teams will race to wrap the side of a car in 20 minutes or less. The championship round takes place Saturday, October 20, with $3,500 in prizes up for grabs.

Register early: The number of teams is limited. Registration fee is $150 per two-person team; you must register with a partner.

Buy Your Ticket* When You Register for the Expo

*Expo + Education Pass does not include Wide Format 101, Essential Small Business Strategies, Brands Talking Sustainability Luncheon, FP3 Luncheon, Women In Print Alliance Breakfast, Garment Decorators Luncheon or Wrap Team Challenge.