Deadline extended for WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards

Winners to be honored at IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin

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Print Innovation Awards 2018
Print Innovation Awards 2018

WAN-IFRA’s Print Innovation Awards recognizes the world’s most innovative print products from newspaper and magazine publishers. The goals of the competition are to demonstrate the enormous innovation potential of printed newspapers and magazines and to convince advertisers of the great capabilities of print.

The deadline to submit entries for the award has been extended till 12 August 2019. Entries are welcome from newspaper and magazine publishers, advertisers, media and advertising agencies. Participation is confidential. WAN-IFRA will only publish the names of award winners.

The annual awards are assessed by an international jury of experts. Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes will be awarded in each category. Winners will be honored on stage at IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin on 8 October 2019. Print Innovation projects will be presented in a dedicated brochure later. Successful case studies will also be presented at the World Printers Forum Conference.

The Print Innovation Awards competition focuses exclusively on print innovation. The Print Innovation Awards are a worldwide competition. Participation in the Print Innovation Awards is simple, quick and affordable. Successful projects will receive international recognition, they will be presented on stage, in print and at international events. The winners of the awards will be announced on 10 September 2019.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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