Welcome to the FESPA Awards 2019 - 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.

2018 saw over 300 print experts gathered at the Classic Remise in Berlin to celebrate the very best in print and signage. With hundreds of entries across 14 categories, an outstanding shortlist and a spectacular black tie dinner, the FESPA Awards are where stars are created, and importantly new business contacts and relationships are made.

Entrants for the 2019 Awards have until 25 January 2019 to submit their work. The final judging will take place in March and the winners will be announced alongside the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 exhibition in Munich at the FESPA Gala Dinner on 15 May 2019.

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 14 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!

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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! 25 January 2019

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The People’s Choice Award opens for voting

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

4 February 2019

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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 4 - 20 February 2019
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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.

27 February - 1 March 2019
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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.

4 March 2019
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Shortlisted entries announced

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


4 March 2019
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All entries displayed at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 in Munich

14 - 17 May 2019
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Winners announced and celebrated at the Gala Dinner

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

Read more 15 May 2019