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Jostens, Penn State Receive Certificate Of Merit In International Print Competition

La Vie is the official yearbook of the Pennsylvania State University. Since 1889, La Vie has documented the life of Penn State students in its annual publication, offering a history of the university through photos and stories. In its nearly 130-year history, La Vie has received numerous accolades to recognize the outstanding photography, journalism and design work completed by Penn State students. The 2018 edition of La Vie can be ordered online or you can place a senior recognition ad at

Jostens and the Pennsylvania State University received a 2017 Premier Print Award for outstanding achievement in the production of the 2016 La Vie yearbook. The graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious international printing competition, the Premier Print Awards recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of outstanding print communications.

Jostens and Penn State were awarded from an elite selection of 300 nominees culled from over 2200 entries worldwide.  Their Certificate of Merit is one of 20 total 2017 Premier Print Awards for Jostens-published books.

Molly McGovern, Business Manager

“We are so grateful that the 2016 La Vie has been given such recognition,” shared La Vie Business Manager, Molly McGovern. “Year after year, the entire staff works diligently to produce an exceptional commemoration of a year in the life at Penn State. 2016 was no different and to have our publication receive such an award is an honor.”

Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing Industries of America, agrees.  “This year marks the 67th year of this annual and most prestigious international print competition.  Thousands of 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 67th 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

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