Jostens Receives 20 Awards at Premier International Print Competition

Yearbooks published for Harvard University, West Point, and United States Naval Academy among those honored

EDINA, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jostens, the nation’s leading publisher of yearbooks, received a record 2017 Premier Print Awards for outstanding achievement in publishing with schools including Harvard University, Cornell University, Boston College, United States Military Academy: West Point, and the United States Naval Academy. The graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious international printing competition, the Premier Print Awards recognize those responsible for the creation and production of outstanding print communications.

Between the competition’s Award of Recognition and Certificate of Merit categories, Jostens’ 20 awards recognized a range of high school and collegiate publishing excellence, including:

Awards of Recognition:

2016 Howitzer, United States Military Academy, West Point

2017 Cornellian, Cornell University

2017 HARVARD 381, Harvard University

2016 SAGA, Loudoun Valley High School

2016 Touchstone, Stony Point High School

2016 Marksmen, St. Mark's School of Texas

2017 Echo, Grand Blanc High School

2016 Lone Star, James Bowie High School

2017 The Miller, Yukon High School

2016 Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School

2017 Look Book, Jostens

Certificates of Merit:

2016 Lucky Bag, United States Naval Academy

2016 La Vie,  The Pennsylvania State University

2017 Sub Turri, Boston College

2016 The Red Cedar Log, Michigan State University

2016 Vindagua, Lee University

2016 Regalis, John P. Stevens High School

2016 El Paisano, Westlake High School

2016 Hornet, Bryant High School

2016 Prowler, Justin Wakeland High School

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Printing Industries of America for partnering with our customers to produce such inspiring yearbooks,” said Ann Carr, Chief Marketing Officer, Jostens. “This recognition is not only a reflection of the creativity and craftsmanship found within these books, but more importantly of the collaboration between Jostens and our customers in celebrating the meaningful moments they capture.”

Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, agrees.  “This year marks the 68th year of this annual and most prestigious international print competition.  Over 2,200 entries were received this year, and the work of Jostens was chosen as that which exemplifies some of the highest standards in the printing industry.”

Printing Industries of America hosts the Premier Print Awards. In its 68th year, the annual print competition recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the best in printed media. To learn more about the Premier Print Awards and view the full list of winners visit

About Jostens

Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Founded in 1897 and based in Minneapolis, Minn., Jostens is a subsidiary of Newell Brands and can be found online at

About Newell Brands

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. Driven by a sharp focus on the consumer, leading investment in innovation and brands, and a performance-driven culture, Newell Brands helps consumers achieve more where they live, learn, work and play.

Additional information about Newell Brands are available on the company’s website,

About Printing Industries of America

Printing Industries of America hosts the Premier Print Awards. Headquartered in Warrendale, PA, Printing Industries of America is the world's largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with approximately 1 million employees. It serves the interests of more than 8,000 member companies. Printing Industries of America, along with its affiliates, delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information


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West Point's 2016 Howitzer

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