Welcome to the FESPA Awards 2017 - celebrating print and signage excellence, it is the only independent print industry awards recognising not only the best print globally but also the people responsible for its creativity and production. 

Established in 1991 the FESPA Awards are renowned throughout the world of print and non printed signage. Each year, this is where the talents of outstanding recipients are showcased and judged by industry experts, it’s where industry standards are set and it’s also where inspiration abounds – find out for yourself.

2016 saw more than 400 print and signage experts gather in Amsterdam to celebrate the very best of their industry. With more than 350 entries across 14 categories, an incredible shortlist and culminating in a spectacular black tie dinner, the FESPA Print Excellence Awards are where stars are created, and importantly new business contacts and relationships are made.

Entrants for the 2017 Awards have until February 3rd 2017 to submit their work. The final judging will take place on 1st & 2nd March 2017 and the winners will be announced alongside the FESPA 2017 exhibition in Hamburg at the FESPA Gala Dinner on May 10th, 2017.

The FESPA Awards programme is dedicated to printers and signmakers of all disciplines, from all countries. What better way to WOW prospective customers and reassure them of your technical skiLl than by demonstrating that your abilities have been recognised by senior, influential figures in the industry, experts within your field and most importantly, your customers.

Winning an award not only profiles your business and attracts new customers, but also raises the spirits of your team as their winning work is celebrated. In addition, all finalists will also be put forward for the opportunity to win the People’s Choice Award which opens up the voting to the whole imaging community. 

So, with a total of 15 exciting categories and an all-star line-up of printers, signmakers and end-users to judge the work don’t delay, start thinking about what categories you can enter – today!


closing date for entries

Decide which categories you would like to enter. Complete the online application form and submit payment for the entries.

Enter Here! February 3rd 2017


The People’s Choice Award opens for voting

This award is separate from the main award entries in that it cannot be entered directly.

Read more 6th February 2017


Entries must arrive for judging

You can submit as many entries as you like however; you can only make three entries into the same category.

Read more 9th - 22nd February 2017

Judging of entries

See the Judges 1st & 2nd March 2017

The People’s Choice Award closes for voting

An entry which does not win in its original category or categories is still eligible for this award, if shortlisted.

6th March 2017

Shortlisted entries announced

All Shortlisted entries to be announced

6th March 2017

All shortlisted entries displayed at the FESPA 2017 exhibition in Hamburg

8-11th May 2017

Winners announced and celebrated at the Gala Dinner

Winners will only be announced at the FESPA Celebration Gala Dinner held in Hamburg.

More on the Gala 10th May 2017