Fespa says printers and sign-makers looking to showcase the best of their print and sign-making talents have just over one month left to enter the its awards for 2018.

The Fespa Awards, an independent print industry awards programme, celebrates the achievements and exceptional work created by printers and sign-makers worldwide.

The competition has 14 categories:

Point of purchase products – printing on paper & board, sponsored by efi

Point of purchase products – printed on all types of plastics

Posters, single sheets & multi-sheets

Original serigraphies and giclees and fine art reproductions

Decals, printed labels, fleet marking, window decals etc

Special effect

Special effect on t-shirts and other garments

T-shirts and other garments

Roll-to-roll printed textile

Glass, ceramic, metal and wood products

Printing on 3D products

Non-printed signage


Young star – for entrants aged 15 – 25 working as a junior employee or student in any print related discipline

Each category can be entered using four processes: digital printing only, screen printing only, mixed techniques and non-printed.

Click here for more information on all the Awards categories.

Outside the 14 categories, Fespa has two other Awards, which cannot be entered directly. The People’s Choice Award selected from all Award entries by Fespas’s online community, will host entries in an online gallery between the February 5 and March 5 for public voting. The Best in Show Award is chosen from all categories, with the Awards judges selecting the most outstanding overall entry.

The deadline to enter the Awards is January 26. Awards judges will shortlist the entries for showing at the Fespa 2018 Global Print Expo in Berlin in May. Fespa will announce the winners on May 16.

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