New Delhi :Buoyed by the success of the PrintWeek India Awards from 2009 to 2012, Haymarket Media India, will host “the annual hunt to find print’s brightest and best companies and rising stars”, by announcing PrintWeek India Awards 2013, which continues to recognise excellence in the Indian print industry.
This edition of PrintWeek India Awards 2013 is supported by industry majors including AGS, Bobst, Canon, Dupont, EFL, Epson, Galaxy Propac, Henkel, ITC PSPD, Kala Jyothi, QuadTech, Roland, Skyscreen, Sona Commercial, TechNova, Vinsak and Welbound Worldwide.
Last year, PrintWeek India Awards saw an ensemble of 334 entries from 116 companies –which were judged by an enthusiastic 30-member jury panel, an independent panel drawn from a wide-spectrum of print buyers, professionals and designers.
Speaking about the Awards, Suresh Ramakrishnan, publishing director, Haymarket Media India says, “Rather than piling the jury members with all the work, print firms were selective. They showcased the best and most relevant print jobs. I expect PrintWeek India Awards for 2013 to be bigger and better than those from 2009 till 2012.”
The entrants can send in a range of work, to ensure that the jury measures the consistency as well as the quality of the output. What’s more, the PrintWeek India Awards also value and recognises qualities like financial performance, business strategy, training and investment, as well as production excellence.
There are two types of Awards: the ‘Quality Awards’ which judge the quality of output from different sectors, such as labels, magazines, catalogues and posters and the ‘Performance Awards’, which are judged on financial performance, strategy, capital investment and training programmes. Within those Awards types, there are 25 categories in all with the choice of multiple entries.
The jury for judging the entries and samples will be drawn from a wide spectrum of print buyers, print specialists, professionals, designers and technologists. Last year it consisted of professionals from Aditya Birla Group, Olive Design, Max Mueller, Grey Barclays, HUL, JWT, Leo Burnett and others.
“We were amazed by the quality and diversity of the entries last year. It was pleasing to note, many of the entrants showcased impressive work, which demonstrates the gamut of capabilities that is possible with print. We are expecting an even bigger and better Awards participation this year and we are hoping Indian print firms from more than 100 cities will be participating in the Awards,” says Noel D’cunha, deputy editor, PrintWeek India and the brainchild behind the Awards.
The final date for sending in entries for the fifth edition of PrintWeek India Awards is 15th July 2013.