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Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars Award Winners

Congratulations to the six winners of our third annual competition.




Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE six winners of the third annual Screen Printing  Rising Stars Awards, which shine a light on emerging talent in the specialty graphics industry. The honorees – all of whom are age 35 or younger and work for printing companies – were chosen based on their professional accomplishments, fresh thinking, contributions toward industry advancement, commitment to excellence, and impact on their organizations.

These award winners carved a path for themselves with fierce determination to master their chosen craft and dedication to continually build and improve on the work they are doing. Nominators highlighted their candidates’ experience, philanthropy, vision, and drive. The chosen winners – selected by the Screen Printing  editorial staff – have become proven leaders, share an enthusiasm for the world of print, and possess an eagerness to push the boundaries beyond the status quo.


Our highlights the incredible qualities that make these six industry members award-worthy.

The winners will be recognized during a virtual awards ceremony January 28 at 4 p.m. EST. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how the Rising Stars gained success during a live Q&A. Register for the event at

Read about each of the 2020 winners:
Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars Award WinnersJoshua Bunton






Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars Award WinnersVeronica Anderson







Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars Award WinnersScott Kelly







Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars Award WinnersDavid Kent







Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars Award WinnersRobert Mensah






Announcing the 2020 Rising Stars Award WinnersEric Solomon



Let’s Talk About It

Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Screen Printing Industry

LET’S TALK About It: Part 3 discusses how four screen printers have employed people with disabilities, why you should consider doing the same, the resources that are available, and more. Watch the live webinar, held August 16, moderated by Adrienne Palmer, editor-in-chief, Screen Printing magazine, with panelists Ali Banholzer, Amber Massey, Ryan Moor, and Jed Seifert. The multi-part series is hosted exclusively by ROQ.US and U.N.I.T.E Together. Let’s Talk About It: Part 1 focused on Black, female screen printers and can be watched here; Part 2 focused on the LGBTQ+ community and can be watched here.

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