Innovation in the publishing industry is not confined to the digital sector but is also to be found in print. In order to demonstrate this to a wider public worldwide, the World Printers Forum has launched the Print Innovation Awards in 2018. With these awards, the WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum has closed a gap. Although there are many media prizes as well as regional print awards, the WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards is the only worldwide competition with a clear focus on innovative print projects.
The “Print Innovation Awards” competition recognise the most highly innovative print ads as well as newspaper and magazine publishers’ products worldwide and is open to newspaper and magazine publishers as well as advertisers or advertising agencies. Previous Awards winners include El Tiempo (Colombia), Südkurier (Germany), Times of India (India), Aftenposten (Norway), Funke Mediengruppe (Germany), Arab News (UK), Diari Ara (Spain), Presse-Druck und Verlags (Germany), Børneavise (Denmkar), Prayukti Publications (India), Stuff Magazin (New Zealand), Mediengruppe Straubinger (Germany), VRM (Germany), Waspada (Indonesia).
A jury of international experts, members of the World Printers Forum board, as well as external expert jurors evaluates the submitted products. Each category will be awarded with a prize. Outstanding products receive international recognition – at the stage of the World Printers Summit. Successful case studies will be presented in webinars in 2021 and 2022. The Print Innovation Awards are presented in seven categories:
– Advertising Innovation
– Product Innovation
– Special Editions
– Products for Young Readers
– Audience Innovation
– Sustainability Innovation
Entries can now be submitted at the following link: wan-ifra.awardsplatform.com. The closing date for entries and upload of project files is Tuesday August 30, 2021. Winners will be honoured at the World Printers Summit in October 2021.
More information about the Print Innovation Awards 21 can be found at the following links:
ABOUT THE WORLD PRINTERS FORUM
The World Printers Forum is WAN-IFRA’s central point for the international news media print community. Members include printing houses, materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the print production value chain from prepress to press and to product finishing and delivery. It addresses all print-related questions and is open to all WAN-IFRA members interested in the future of the newspaper printing business and print-related areas. wan-ifra.org/world-printers-forum
WAN-IFRA is the World Association of News Publishers. Its mission is to protect the rights of journalists and publishers around the world to operate independent media. WAN-IFRA provides its members with expertise and services to innovate and prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in society. With formal representative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, it derives its authority from its global network of leading news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 60 national association members representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries. www.wan-ifra.org
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