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Print Innovation Award
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World Printers Forum to present “Print Innovation Awards” for the first time at IFRA Expo

  • The new “Print Innovation Awards” competition honours the most innovative print ads as well as newspaper and magazine publishers’ products worldwide

The World Printers Forum, the print community of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers WAN-IFRA, announces a new contest: the Print Innovation Awards. The prize for innovations of newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, i.e. Tuesday, 9 October 2018, in Berlin.

Innovations in the publishing industry are not confined to the digital sector, but are also to be found in print. In order to demonstrate this even more strongly to a wider public worldwide, the World Printers Forum has now launched the Print Innovation Awards. By doing so, the Board of WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum has closed a gap: There are many media prizes as well as regional print awards, but to date no worldwide competition with a clear focus on innovative print projects.

The “Print Innovation Awards” competition honours 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..

The Print Innovation Award is presented in two categories:

  • Innovative print advertising, including print-online ads or multi-channel ads

  • Innovative print products, new or newly designed products

A jury of international experts evaluates the submitted products. Gold, silver and bronze prizes are awarded in each category. Outstanding products receive international recognition – at the stage of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, in a special brochure and at international events. Successful case studies will be presented also at the World Printers Forum Conference 2019. The online competition is open since 14 May.

“Innovation as strategy creates new wealth producing potential for publishers and further enhances the Power of Print. The Print Innovation contest is a great platform to synergise this effort and learn from each other,” emphasises Sanat Hazra, Technical Director at Bennett, Coleman & Co (The Times of India Group) from Mumbai, India.

International Color Quality Club meets on the first exhibition day

The presentation of the new Print Innovation Awards is not the only award ceremony on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo in Berlin. On this occasion, the new members of the International Color Quality Club (ICQC) and Star Club will also meet. The worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines will honour its successful competitors at the Expo. 

The International Color Quality Club competition, that is held every two years, is the only worldwide colour printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. It is based on objective measurements and the judgement of international industry experts. ISO printing standards serve as the benchmark for the evaluation. The aim of the competition is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing, while also increasing competitiveness, as well as training and motivating all personnel.

More information and tickets at www.ifra-dcx.com.


About IFRA – DCX

From 1970 to the present day, the IFRA World Publishing Expo remains the must-attend annual event for newspaper and news media executives. Exhibitors at IFRA World Publishing Expo include innovative suppliers to the publishing industry who present solutions and products that help boost efficiency, lower costs and increase margins. At Expo, there will be presentations on key trends and experts discussing the hottest topics in news publishing. The new DCX Digital Content Expo, held concurrently with IFRA World Publishing Expo, presents ideas and solutions for content creation and distribution over mobile, social, online and new emerging digital platforms. The combination of an international marketplace and a high-quality conference programme makes IFRA and DCX the place to be for media companies and digital publishers.

About the organisers

WAN-IFRA is the World Association of Newspapers and News Media. It represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites as well as more than 3,000 news publishing companies in 120 countries. WAN-IFRA's mission is to defend and promote press freedom, quality journalism and editorial integrity, and help independent news publishing companies to succeed in their transformation process, increase their business, and perform their crucial role in open societies. WAN-IFRA offers its members a broad spectrum of specialised events, publications and research reports. It is also the worldwide platform for ideas, information and experience. As a joint venture of WAN-IFRA and børding Holding GmbH (børding messe), Publishing Exhibition GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the organisation and the fair development of IFRA and DCX.

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