The International Newspaper Color Quality Club is the only worldwide quality printing competition for newspapers. It has been organised every two-years since 1994 by WAN-IFRA. The competition is open to all newspapers and all newspaper printing plants, WAN-IFRA members or not, independent of the printing processes and materials used.
Club membership is open to all companies that show they can produce high quality newspapers consistently over an extended time period. Achieving a given number of points is all that is needed for attaining membership in the exclusive Color Quality Club.
The new club members for the period 2016–2018 will be confirmed with the mailing of the final evaluations in June 2016. They will be awarded at World Publishing Expo 2016 in Vienna (10–12 October 2016), Austria.
Terms and Conditions
Who can participate?
Any single newspaper title per production location can participate. Each newspaper title per location counts as a registration entry and each registered newspaper title has the opportunity to become a club member. That means that a publishing or printing company can be successful with several titles. Also newspaper titles printed at several locations can enter. This is useful for publishing companies that want to compare the quality of their different printing sites in a benchmarking. If several printing companies at different locations are registered with the same newspaper title, every newspaper title per location concerned can become a club member.
Every entry for the competition must satisfy all competition criteria in order to guarantee a valid evaluation. Each set of test samples and files required must be supplied complete and by the given deadline. The entry fee is calculated per registration.
Your entry will be handled with discretion and your results are completely confidential. WAN-IFRA will announce only the award winners. We will not disclose the names of participants other than club members.
An entry fee is charged for each registered newspaper per registered printing location.
Fees for WAN-IFRA members (Non WAN-IFRA members in parentheses). All prices + VAT:
Euro 1200 (2400) for the 1st entry
Euro 1000 (2000) for the 2nd entry
Euro 800 (1600) for the 3rd and each additional entry
For a full refund, cancellations must be made in writing and must be received by 30 November 2015. Please send your cancellation request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after that date.