The World Printers Forum, the print community of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), announced the winners of the first Print Innovation Awards. The prize for innovations in newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, 9 October 2018, in Berlin.
The Print Innovation Awards competition honors the most innovative print products and services worldwide. The competition is open to newspaper and magazine publishers as well as advertisers or advertising agencies. For the first edition, 54 organizations from 19 countries participated in the competition. The jury, composed of the World Printers Forum Board members, evaluated the entries and awarded gold, silver and bronze prizes in six categories.
Judges scored each entry based on the outlined criteria. All jury scores were combined to create an overall score for each entry. The scores were then totaled and the highest scoring entries determined the category winners. Thje judging criteria were innovation, creativity, excellence, customer relevancy and value.
The fifteen winners awarded in seven different categories include Aftenposten (Norway), Arab News (UK), Bennett Coleman and Co, Times Group (India), Diari ARA (Spain), El Tiempo (Colombia), Funke Mediengruppe (Germany), Jang Media Group (Pakistan), Prayukti Publications (India), Presse-Druck- und Verlags-GmbH (Germany), Straubinger Tagblatt/Landshuter Zeitung (Germany), Südkurier (Germany), Vacharaphol Co, Thairath Newspaper (Thailand), Vaduzer Medienhaus (Liechtenstein), VRM (Germany), WASPADA Press Publishing (Indonesia)
Gold, silver and bronze winners will be honored on stage at the Networking Night of IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018 in Berlin, 9 October 2018.
The winners of Advertising Innovation were Ediciones especiales con publicidad no convencional en la Revista DONJUAN, Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Bogotá, Colombia; En el Blanco, Formatos de alto impacto , Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Bogotá, Colombia and Jang VR, Jang Media Group, Karachi, Pakistan. In the Product Innovation category, Plantation through Newspaper, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd., Mumbai, India; Seamless Panorama with Bookmark, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd., Mumbai, India and Thairath AR, Vacharaphol Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand were adjudged as winners.
Karriergeil, Sudkurier GmbH Konstanz, Germany; 4hundertdreizehn – Ein Inhalt, vier Gesichter – Zeitungs- Attraktivitätsoffensive, Presse-Druck- und Verlags-GmbH Augsburg, Germany and Prayukti Publications Private Limited, Noida, India were awarded in the New Products category. In Redesigned Products category, Arab News Redesign, Arab News, London, UK; REDISEÑO EL TIEMPO, Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Bogotá, Colombia and REDISEÑO PORTAFOLIO, Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Bogotá, Colombia were declared winners.
A Comic-Book Newspaper, Diari ARA, Barcelona, Spain; An artist’s newspaper, Diari ARA, Barcelona, Spain and Liechtensteiner Frauenland, Vaduzer Medienhaus AG Vaduz, Liechtenstein were awarded in the Special Editions category. In products for young readers category, Aftenposten Junior, Aftenposten, Oslo, Norway; Freistunde – a print brand for teenagers, Mediengruppe Straubinger, Tagblatt/Landshuter Zeitung, Straubing, Germany and Kruschel – Newspaper for Kids, VRM, Mainz, Germany were awarded.
For Business Innovation – Special Mention category, the winners were; SMARTPAPER ONE, Funke Mediengruppe, Essen, Germany; WASPADA U-IMAGING Print Innovation, WASPADA Press Publishing, Ltd., Medan, Indonesia were declared winners.