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Thu 21 June 2018

aboard the Silver Sturgeon, the River Thames, London

Closing date

27 Apr 2018


General enquiries

Chloe Ward
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Categories & criteria

Print & Design criteria:

Overall, the judges are looking for production, quality, creativity and innovation.

Print & Design categories

Best multi media campaign
A campaign that benefits the customer by using print as part of an integrated multi-media campaign.

Books and booklets                                                                                    
To include: soft back books and booklets, whether perfect bound or saddle stitched.

Creative use of substrates
Examples of how the choice and creative usage of a substrate has helped to shape a print job, where the substrate complements good use of print, design and finishing.

Direct mail
To include: leaflets, brochures and mail campaigns.

Environmental/recycled paper
A printed piece that has been produced to high environmental standards across its entire lifecycle.

To include: high quality and innovation in the use of finishing processes.

Graphic design
A printed piece from any sector of the market that demonstrates real creativity, imagination and clarity of presentation for the recipient.

Hardback books incorporating photobooks
To include: perfect bound hard cased books and photobooks.

Magazines and catalogues
Judges will be looking at aspects such as quality of production, logistical excellence, and additional services that assist the development of new publishing models for the customer in deciding the winner of this category.

Report and accounts
To include: report and accounts, company reports and financial reports.

Special effects including varnishes, foiling and raised effects
A piece that really stands out from the crowd! The winning entry will heap beauty and creativity onto the inherent tactile nature of print and paper, enhancing the design and delivering a stunning piece of print.

Wide and super wide format
High quality print items produced using wide format or super wide format for a range of applications such as POS, graphics, posters, labelling, packaging, building wraps, vehicle livery and industrial decoration. Photography may be submitted to replace physical examples of work where this is not feasible e.g. building wrap.

Short run printing
All entries with a run length of 500 or less will automatically be entered into this award.

The Marketing categories will be judged on the following criteria:

Overall, the judges are looking for clear marketing strategy, quality in execution, and impact on business performance and results.

Please note: The marketing categories are for the printers' own campaign, not for work undertaken for customers.

Marketing categories

Best multi channel marketing campaign
A marketing campaign by a printer that combines multiple channels to promote its services. This can, but need not, include print. Evidence of ROI and benefit to the business will be necessary.

Best printed marketing collateral
High quality print production, originality in messaging and design, use of variable data and personalisation, contribution to growing the business - all of these may factor in the standout piece of printed marketing collateral.