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WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards 2018 Winners Announced

WAN-IFRA Print Innovation Awards 2018 Winners Announced

Frankfurt – 2018-09-18

The World Printers Forum, the print community of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), announces the winners of its first Print Innovation Awards. The prize for innovations of newspapers and magazines will be presented on the first exhibition day of the IFRA World Publishing Expo, 9. October 2018, in Berlin.

The “Print Innovation Awards” competition honours the most innovative print products and services worldwide. the competition is open to newspaper and magazine publishers as well as advertisers or advertising agencies.  

Because Innovation in the publishing industry is not confined to digital, the World Printers Forum has launched the Print Innovation Awards, to reward excellence in print innovation.

For its first edition, 54 organisations from 19 countries participated in the competition.  The jury, composed of the World Printers Forum Board members, evaluated the entries and awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes in six categories.

Judges score each entry based on the outlined criteria. All jury scores were combined to create an overall score for each entry. The scores were then totaled and the highest scoring entries determined the category winners. Judging Criteria were: Innovation, Creativity, Excellence, Customer Relevancy and Value.

The fifteen winners awarded in seven different categories, include Aftenposten (Norway), Arab News (UK), Bennett Coleman and Co, Times Group (India), Diari ARA (Spain), El Tiempo (Colombia), Funke Mediengruppe (Germany), Jang Media Group (Pakistan), Prayukti Publications (India), Presse-Druck- und Verlags-GmbH (Germany), Straubinger Tagblatt/Landshuter Zeitung (Germany), Südkurier (Germany), Vacharaphol Co, Thairath Newspaper (Thailand), Vaduzer Medienhaus(Liechtenstein), VRM (Germany), WASPADA Press Publishing (Indonesia)

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be honoured on stage at the Networking Night of IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018 in Berlin, 9. October 2018. 



  • Ediciones especiales con publicidad no convencional en la Revista DONJUAN, Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Bogotá, Colombia
  • En el Blanco, Formatos de alto impacto , Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jang VR, Jang Media Group, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Plantation through Newspaper, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd., Mumbai, India
  • Seamless Panorama with Bookmark, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd., Mumbai, India
  • Thairath AR, Vacharaphol Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
  • #KARRIEREGEIL, SÜDKURIER GmbH    Konstanz, Germany
  • 4hundertdreizehn – Ein Inhalt, vier Gesichter – Zeitungs- Attraktivitätsoffensive, Presse-Druck- und Verlags-GmbH    Augsburg, Germany
  • Prayukti, Prayukti Publications Private Limited, Noida, India
  • Arab News Redesign, Arab News, London, UK
  • REDISEÑO EL TIEMPO, Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Bogotá, Colombia
  • REDISEÑO PORTAFOLIO, Casa Editorial EL TIEMPO, Bogotá, Colombia
  • A Comic-Book Newspaper, Diari ARA,  Barcelona, Spain
  • An artist’s newspaper, Diari ARA, Barcelona, Spain
  • Liechtensteiner Frauenland, Vaduzer Medienhaus AG    Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  • Aftenposten Junior, Aftenposten, Oslo, Norway
  • Freistunde – a print brand for teenagers, Mediengruppe Straubinger, Tagblatt/Landshuter Zeitung, Straubing, Germany
  • Kruschel – Newspaper for Kids, VRM, Mainz, Germany
  • SMARTPAPER ONE, Funke Mediengruppe, Essen, Germany
  • WASPADA U-IMAGING Print Innovation, WASPADA Press Publishing, Ltd., Medan, Indonesia


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ABOUT WAN-IFRA - WAN-IFRA is the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. Its mission is to protect the rights of journalists across the world to operate free media, and provide its members with professional services to help their business prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in open societies. With formal representative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, it derives its authority from its global network of leading news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 80 national association members representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.


THE WORLD PRINTERS FORUM within WAN-IFRA is the central point of the international news media print community, including printers, materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the print production value chain from prepress to press and to product finishing and delivery. It addresses all print related questions. Its objective is to encourage innovation and productivity as well as product development that can be instrumental for publishers to exploit future-oriented news media products. It promotes the power of print and the sustainability of print production.

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