May 10, 2024 / News & Notes

Walsworth Wins Big at the 2024 GraphEx Awards

Written by Jenica Hallman, CJE

Walsworth is proud to announce a remarkable three Best in Class, 11 Best in Category and 13 Award of Recognition wins at the recent GraphEx Awards Competition, hosted by PIA MidAmerica on April 25. These awards recognize exceptional printing quality in a wide variety of categories, from hardcover books to web-printed magazines.

Here’s a closer look at Walsworth’s award-winning yearbook and commercial entries:


Lake Brantley High School Yearbook – “50 Golden Years”

Category: Yearbooks – Offset, They Said It Couldn’t Be Done

Walsworth’s cutting-edge printing process is on spectacular display in this double award-winning yearbook. Lake Brantley’s yearbook, “50 Golden Years,” won two Best in Category awards: Yearbooks – Offset and ‘They Said It Couldn’t Be Done,’ which recognized unique and creative printing applications. PIA MidAmerica lauded this yearbook for its plexiglass cover that looks onto a graphic display of fireworks, achieved by functional lights embedded in the front endsheet, celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary in fabulous fashion.

Leesburg High School Yearbook – “Leaving Our Mark”

Category: Thermography

This win showcases Walsworth’s capability in thermography, a unique printing technique that adds a raised, textured effect to book covers. Leesburg High School’s yearbook, “Leaving Our Mark,” received high praise and a Best in Category award for their unique cover, which appears dark and minimalistic at room temperature but shifts to vibrant color under heat.

Additionally, Walsworth won Awards of Recognition for the University of Notre Dame, Aledo High School, Lyman High School, Millard West High School and Redwood High School yearbooks.


Possibilities, Volume 10, Walsworth

Category: Printer’s Self-Promotion – Offset (individual pieces)

Possibilities, volume 10, received a Best in Category award for Printer’s Self-Promotion. Possibilities showcases 352 pages of outstanding yearbooks printed by Walsworth, from creative covers to stunning theme design. This split cover book features two separate Smyth-sewn, four-color covers with embossed and debossed applications, spot gloss UV coating and matte lamination on acrylic metallic cover stock as well as Irish Linen endsheet stock, holographic hot foil and a square tip-in.

Welcome to Carmel, Liberty Press

Category: Books, Hardcover – Offset

Welcome to Carmel is an oversized Smyth-sewn coffee table book with a glossy dust jacket, printed with vibrant images and color to showcase the beauty of Carmel, California. Welcome to Carmel won both Best in Category and Gold in the ‘Best of KS/MO’ category.

Historic Style, Missouri Life Media

Category: Books, Hardcover – Offset

Historic Style is another Smyth-sewn hardcover coffee table book that received high praise. Curated by designer Kelee Katillac, the book showcases historic houses through vibrant design and stunning photography.

Historic Style also won Platinum, the highest award available, in the ‘Division 3’ category. Division 3 represents printers with 101+ employees.


Amscan Halloween Costumes 2024 Catalog

Category: Catalogs – Web (Over 32 pages, including cover)

Amscan’s Halloween Costumes catalog was recognized as Best in Category in recognition of Walsworth’s printing prowess. The full-color, perfect-bound catalog effectively showcases a wide variety of Halloween costumes, from fairy to scary.

Magazines, Periodicals & Publications:

Original Living Magazine – December 2023

Category: Magazines, Periodicals & Publications – Digital

A Best in Category winner for digital-printed periodicals and publications, Original Living is an international fashion, lifestyle and entertainment publication showcasing the world’s most talented designers, luxury stores, products and fashion shows. Original Living was also awarded Bronze in Best of KS/MO.

Nashville Lifestyles – December 2023

Category: Magazines, Periodicals & Publications – Web

Nashville Lifestyles was awarded Best in Category for web printed magazines, periodicals and publications. Nashville Lifestyles offers the very best of Music City, with a focus on food, fitness, entertainment, culture and fashion. Nashville Lifestyles creates cutting-edge content, combined with stellar photography, to paint a picture of life in Music City.


Category: Magazines, Periodicals & Publications – Web

Another testament to Walsworth’s web printing expertis, flourish is Southeast Missouri’s women’s magazine created by rustmedia. The magazine, founded on truth, goodness and beauty, connects women and men throughout the region by sharing their stories, questions and joys through interviews, long-form essays and art.

KC Options Magazine

Category: Magazines, Periodicals & Publications – Web

KC Options is yet another Best in Category award winner for web-printed magazines. The magazine features vibrant photography and heartfelt content that highlight the people, food and culture that make Kansas City a gem in the heartland of America.

Partner With Walsworth To Create Award-Winning Print Projects

Ready to earn recognition for your yearbook or publication? Our knowledgeable and experienced staff have the tools to take your project to the next level. Get in touch with us today to start your print journey with Walsworth.

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Jenica Hallman, CJE

Jenica Hallman, CJE, is a Copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks. Yearbooks got into her blood in high school, and she has been pursuing them ever since. She has worked in various capacities as a high school and college yearbook editor, an adviser, sales representative, plant customer service representative and now in marketing, her favorite role to date. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media communications from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.