World Printers Summit 2020

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World Printers Summit 2020

06 Oct 2020 to 07 Oct 2020
Klassikstadt, Frankfurt

WAN-IFRA Print Awards


Print Innovation Awards


The Print Innovation Awards competition identifies the world’s most innovative print advertisings and products of newspaper and magazine publishers.

The annual competition is open for newspaper and magazine publishers as well as for advertisers or advertising agencies.

An international jury of experts will assess the projects submitted. Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes will be awarded in each category.

What makes the Print Innovation Awards competition unique and why should you participate?

  • The Print Innovation Awards competition focuses exclusively on print innovation. There are many media awards, but the Print Innovation Awards have a clear print focus. 
  • The Print Innovation Awards are a worldwide competition. There are many national or regional awards, but no other worldwide competition.
  • Participation in the Print Innovation Awards is simple, quick and affordable.
  • Successful projects will receive international recognition, they will be presented on stage, in print and at international events.


  • ADVERTISING INNOVATION - Innovative advertisings or advertising campaigns in print or in combination of print and digital. This includes technical innovations, innovations in the use and combination of materials, and innovative advertising formats. Innovative advertising typically addresses multiple senses, stimulates response and interaction, and creates surprise effects.

  • PRODUCT INNOVATION - Product innovations enrich existing products. They typically address new audiences, extend the brand, attract new advertisers, or enable new business models.

  • NEW PRODUCTS - New print products that have been developed and launched recently. A new product can also be an extension or supplement to an existing product. These may be new products for new customer segments or new products with new content or creative design.

  • REDESIGNED PRODUCTS - Product re-designes or re-launched products that already exist. With the help of redesigned products publishers usually increase the attractiveness of their product for existing readers, introduce new features or reach out to additional target groups.

  • SPECIAL EDITIONS - Special editions of periodicals usually focus on special events in the region by targetting a specific topic. They may also target special needs, like self-promotion, or special customer groups or special topics that are relevant on a specific date (anniversary).

  • PRODUCTS FOR YOUNG READERS - Print products are very attarctive for the young audience. Products for young readers offer special topics and cover the general news in a way that young readers can better understand. These kind of products can help developing the reader base of the future.

  • BUSINESS INNOVATION - Business innovation creates new business for publishers and printers. The development of new business models is part of this category as well as new ways to improve the existing business  by increasing efficiency and productivity.

Registrations, previous winners, rules & regulations, and more information can be found on the Print Innovation Awards website here.


International Color Quality Club


The International Color Quality Club (ICQC) is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel. The competition has been held every two years since 1994.

Publications that participate with success are awarded membership in the exclusive club of top-quality titles. Multiple winners and participants in the WAN-IFRA certification project also have the prospect of being awarded membership of the Star Club.

Publishers and printers can register one or more publication titles for the competition, regardless of the printing technology. Five technical categories cover all possibilities.

More information can be found here.

Winners in both competitions will be recognized in an awards ceremony at the Summit’s Printers Night, Tuesday, 6 October, 18:00-21:00 at the Klassikstadt.

World Printers Summit 2020