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APHA Awards 2022 – Call for Nominations


Dear APHA members,

The American Printing History Association (APHA) Board of Trustees and the Awards Committee invite nominations for the 2022 APHA Individual Laureate and Institutional Awards! Submit your nomination(s) at our new form now until November 1, 2022. 

These prestigious awards, which celebrate outstanding contributions to the history of printing, are presented each January at APHA’s Annual Meeting. Awardee speeches have historically stood as important statements of philosophy, accomplishment, and the value of printing history and the book arts.

A list of our previous awardees, brief biographical sketches, photographs from past ceremonies, and select acceptance speeches can be viewed on the APHA website Awards page.

Nominations are welcome from individuals at all stages of their chosen professions. Nominations submitted on behalf of APHA Chapters are likewise encouraged.

Letters of support (no more than six maximum) may come from others with knowledge of the nominee. Supporting documents should follow the nomination guidelines below, and carry the same due date. 

Print and paper historians, collectors, educators, librarians and archivists, paper artists, printers, traditional papermakers, toolmakers, conservators and others, as well as college and university programs, nonprofits, social groups, and libraries and archives are all eligible for nomination.

Nominations are accepted by the American Printing History Association (APHA) Awards Committee beginning September 5th in any given year and may be submitted online at any time up until 12 noon EDT on November 1st.

Nominators may compose their nomination text using whatever software they prefer but please cut and paste it into the nomination form.

To nominate someone, fill out this form and click SUBMIT. (Nominations via postal mail or email will not be accepted.)

Questions or concerns may be addressed to the committee at

Guidelines and Requirements

  1. You do not have to be a member of APHA to nominate someone. Nominations from APHA chapters are encouraged.
  2. A nominee need not be a current member of APHA as long as their contribution to the field has been significant.
  3. Current awards committee members may not submit nominations, however members of the Board of Trustees may do so.
  4. Current committee members or members of the Board may not be nominated for the awards.
  5. Self-nominations are not allowed.
  6. Multiple nominations for the same individual(s) from different nominators are acceptable.
  7. Multiple nominations for different individuals by the same nominator are acceptable.
  8. Nominations from a previous year may be considered by the committee along with the pool of new nominations in the current year.
  9. Resubmitting a nomination from year to year is allowed.
  10. Nominations of individuals who are no longer with us are encouraged.


The APHA Awards Committee reviews all nominations after the submission deadline, as well as any previously submitted nominations. The committee contacts nominees at this point, to ensure that they are willing to stand for nomination. The committee recommends honorees for the Board’s approval at a meeting on December 7, prior to the Annual meeting.

The field of nominations will include not only those received in this calendar year, but also all nominations received for the previous five awards nominations processes (e.g., 2022 nominees will include all other nominated parties for 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017). The awards committee will submit their recommendations to the  APHA board no later than October 1 (exception for 2022: December 7, 2022) of the current calendar year.

Thank you for your assistance in recognizing outstanding accomplishments in the history of printing. We look forward to your nominations!

Diane Dias De Fazio, APHA Awards Committee Chair
Colleen Barrett
Marina Garone Gravier
Jeff Groves
Kara McLaughlin
John Risseeuw


  1. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Being a printing entrepreneur in Nepal, I would like to express my desire to participate in the program. I Hope, my nomination would be accepted if the APHA policy allows to this effect.

  2. Paul Moxon, Website Editor 19 October, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Thank you for your interest in the American Printing History Association. Nominating a person or institution for outstanding contributions to the history of printing may only be done by APHA members. However, we invite you to apply for membership. APHA is international, with members all over the world. See our mission statement then if it is of interest to you, then please apply.

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