Welcome to the FESPA Awards 2018 - 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. 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.

2017 saw more than 400 print experts gather in Hamburg to celebrate the very best of their industry. With hundreds of 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 2018 Awards have until 26 January 2018 to submit their work. The final judging will take place in March and the winners will be announced alongside the FESPA 2018 exhibition in Berlin at the FESPA Gala Dinner on the 16 May 2018.

The FESPA Awards programme is dedicated to printers 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, print gurus 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! 26 January 2018


The People’s Choice Award opens for voting

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

5 February 2018


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 2-18 February 2018

Judging of entries

All the judges will meet in the UK; over three days they will analyse and score each entry submitted in this year's competition.

28 February - 2 March 2018

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.

5 March 2018

Shortlisted entries announced

After 3 days of deliberation, our judges were able to select 5 shortlisted entries per category

5 March 2018

All entries displayed at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 in Berlin

15-18 May 2018

Winners announced and celebrated at the Gala Dinner

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

Read more 16 May 2018