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Newspaper Printer of the Year

agfaThe Agfa Premier Award for all printers of newspapers printed by flexo or coldset web offset. There are two Awards. A print plant can enter either Award, but not both.

 

National Newspaper Printer of the Year

Open to all printers of national newspapers, the judges will be looking for consistent and excellent quality from a maximum of TWO different national newspaper titles from a printer’s or publisher’s portfolio. Three consecutive issues of a newspaper entered (i.e. a maximum six newspapers for each entry) are required printed between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015.

Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year

Open to all printers of regional and local newspapers, the judges will be looking for consistent and excellent quality from a maximum THREE different regional or local newspaper titles from a printer’s or publisher’s portfolio. Three consecutive issues of each newspaper (i.e. a maximum nine newspapers for each entry) are required (three days running for a regional daily, three weeks running for a weekly title), printed between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015.

 

Printed Innovation of the Year  (UK and International)

upmThe UPM Paper Premier Award for all UK, international and overseas published newspapers Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate the most innovative, creative or commercial implementation of print for newspapers while also demonstrating commercial benefits to printers and/or publishers. Entries need to have been published between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015. Entries can be for newspapers or supplements themselves or they can be standalone initiatives that have been used to enhance a newspaper’s performance such as posters, books, wraps, inserts etc. Judges require a maximum 500-word summary to accompany the entry that must also include three copies of the actual printed newspaper/supplement/product.

 

National Newspaper of the Year (for daily and Sunday Newspapers)

manrolandThe manroland web systems Premier Award for all national newspapers Three consecutive issues of a daily or Sunday newspaper printed between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015 must be submitted for judging. In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary which focuses on projects/campaigns/innovations that have contributed to the commercial/business success of your newspaper. Sales/distribution figures (ABC/VFD or otherwise audited) for the January-June 2013 and January-June 2014 periods must be submitted, or monthly audited figures for the full year.

 

Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year

Aktrion_logoThe Aktrion Premier Award for all regional daily newspapers Three consecutive issues of the newspaper printed between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015 must be submitted for judging. In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a 300-word summary which focuses on projects/campaigns/innovations that have contributed to the commercial/business success of your newspaper. Sales/distribution figures (ABC/VFD or otherwise audited) for the January-June 2013 and January-June 2014 periods must be submitted, or monthly audited figures for the full year. The entry can include one weekend package.

 

International Newspaper of the Year

resoluteforestproductsThe Resolute Forest Products Premier Award for all international daily and weekly newspapers published overseas Judges will be looking for consistent and excellent quality over three different issues of a newspaper printed between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015. Design, use of colour and photography will also be taken into consideration by the judges.

 

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

WRH-FERAG-LogoThe WRH Marketing/Ferag Award for all local weekly newspapers

Three consecutive issues of the newspaper printed between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015 must be submitted for judging. In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary which focuses on projects /campaigns/innovations which have contributed to the commercial/business success of your newspaper.

Sales/distribution figures (ABC/VFD or otherwise audited) for the January-June 2013 and January-June 2014 periods must be submitted. Monthly audited figures for the full year can also be submitted.

 

National  Supplement/Magazine of the Year

logo-sun-chem-2008The Sun Chemical Award for all national newspaper supplements and magazines printed any method.

In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary which focuses on projects /campaigns/innovations which have contributed to the commercial/business success of your supplement/magazine. The entry must include three different issues of the supplement or magazine printed between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015.

A supplement/magazine must be a separate section of the publication or a separate publication, pre-printed, which is inserted in, or distributed with, the main newspaper.

 

Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year

PCP_NewThe Precision Colour Printing Award for all regional newspaper colour supplements or standalone magazines printed any method.

In addition to demonstrating production excellence, judges require a maximum 300-word summary that focuses on projects/campaigns/innovations that have contributed to the commercial/business success of your supplement/magazine. The entry must originate from a newspaper publishing environment but can be a standalone publication. Required are three different issues of the supplement/magazine printed between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015.

 

Niche Market Newspaper of the Year

logo-new-solutionsThe Newssolutions Award for all niche market (special interest) newspapers * The judges will be looking for consistent quality over three different issues of a specialist newspaper published between 1 January 2014 and 6 February 2015. Daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly publications can enter this category. Printers can only enter this category on behalf of contract customers providing they have their permission.

Niche or special interest includes sports, hobbies, religious, educational, business and lifestyle titles.