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WAN-IFRA “Print Innovation Awards 2019” open for entries

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Published by
Simon Matthis - 25 Mar 2019

WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, is inviting entries for its 2d annual Print Innovation Awards. The Awards is an initiative of the World Printers Forum, the print community of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

The competition celebrates the most innovative print ads as well as newspaper and magazine publishers’ products worldwide. The awards will be presented in Berlin on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

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 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), Bennett Coleman and Co (India), Aftenposten (Norway), Funke Mediengruppe (Germany), Arab News (UK), Diari Ara (Spain), Presse-Druck und Verlags (Germany), Vacharaphol Co (Thailand), Prayukti Publications (India), Vaduzer Medienhaus (Liechtenstein), Mediengruppe Straubinger (Germany), VRM (Germany), Waspada (Indonesia).  

A jury of international experts, members of the World Printers Forum Board, 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 2020.  The Print Innovation Awards are presented in seven categories: 

Advertising Innovation

Product Innovation

New Products

Re-designed Products

Special Editions

Young Reader Products

Business Innovations


Entries can now be submitted at the following link: The closing date for entries and upload of project files is Wednesday 31 July 2019.