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Calling all entries to FESPA Awards 2018

FESPA Awards 2018 is an independent print industry awards programme that celebrates the achievements by print service providers and sign-makers.

28th November 2017

Innovation in Textiles
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Interiors, Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

Print service providers looking to showcase the best of their print and sign-making talents have just over one month left to enter the FESPA Awards 2018, which is an independent print industry awards programme that celebrates the achievements and exceptional work created by print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers worldwide.

Each category can be entered using four processes: digital printing only, screen printing only, mixed techniques and non-printed. Outside the main 14 categories, there are two other Awards, which cannot be entered directly.

FESPA Awards 2017 gala night. © FESPA

The People’s Choice Award is selected from all Award entries by FESPA’s online community. Entries will be hosted in an online gallery between the 5 February and 5 March 2018 for public voting. The Best in Show Award is chosen from all categories, with the Awards judges selecting the most outstanding overall entry.

FESPA Awards winner

UK company, PressOn, has been a FESPA Awards winner in 2015, 2016 and 2017. “Winning a FESPA Award has boosted our credibility and visibility, both internally with staff and externally. It has had a big effect on staff morale. When we carry out prestigious projects such as wrapping buildings, we sometimes take for granted the impact of our work. Winning this prize shows true recognition from industry peers and reinforces the quality of our work,” commented Andy Wilson, Joint Managing Director.

People’s Choice Award went to Omus, Australia. © FESPA

“The increased awareness of our brand following the recognition at the Awards for our Dazzle Ship project (2015) has opened many doors for us. We’d estimate around 40% of the new contacts we have made since 2015 stem directly from links made at FESPA 2015 and the FESPA Awards.”

Young Star Award

Last year’s Young Star Award was presented to Sandra Zomer from the Netherlands for her entry, entitled illusive mind. “Winning the Young Star Award put me in contact with inspiring companies in the digital print sector and helped me to acquire some exciting upcoming collaborations. These relationships will make it possible to reach a broader audience with my designs and ideas, and will give me opportunities to try out new printing techniques,” said Sandra.

Sandra Zomer from the Netherlands won last year’s Young Star Award. © FESPA

The deadline to enter the Awards is Friday 26 January 2018. The entries will then be shortlisted by the Awards Judges and showcased at FESPA 2018 Global Print Expo in Berlin, Germany from 15-18 May 2018. Award winners will be announced at the FESPA Gala Night which will take place on Wednesday 16 May 2018, during FESPA 2018.

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