•  May 20, 2015
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm




BE THERE! The GEA Celebrations, our region’s biggest night of the year! Join us on May 20, 2015, for a celebration of the excellence of the craft of printing. Once again, there will be simultaneous award ceremonies in two locations, the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison, IL, and the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee, WI.

The evenings will begin with registration opening at 4:30 p.m. and a reception with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5 p.m. The Best of Category and Best of Division winning pieces will be on display so that you can vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award. A delicious sit-down plated dinner with dessert begins at 6:30 p.m.

The awards ceremony will kick off at 7:15 p.m., with the awards for Best of Category and Best of Division presented locally. It all leads up to the simulcast of the announcement of the night’s top awards: Best of Show and Runners-Up, Best of State, and People’s Choice winners.

A special portion of the Illinois Celebration’s program will be scholarship presentations from the Illinois Graphic Communications Scholarship Consortium.

That night, we’ll be launching the new name for the Best of Category Award: the Gutenberg. The name was chosen by the Board of Directors at their January 2015 meeting for its historical and universal relevance to the printing industry.

Illinois Location:

Medinah Shrine Center

550 Shriners Drive

Addison, IL 60101

Wisconsin Location:

Wisconsin Club

900 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53233

Click here download the registration form here. For more information and to RSVP, contact Debra Warner toll-free at (855) 522-2210 or via email at dwarner@glga.info. Registration deadline is May 13, 2015.

For photos from the 2014 GEA Celebrations, please click here.