Categories & Criteria

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  • Performance Awards
  • Quality Awards
  • Special Covid-19 Awards
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PrintWeek Printing Company of the Year

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SME Company of the Year

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Packaging Company of the Year - Folding Cartons (Volume)

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Packaging Company of the Year - Folding Cartons (Specialisation)

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Packaging Company of the Year - Flexible Packaging

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Packaging Company of the Year - Rigid Packaging (Metal / PET / Plastic)

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Pre-Press and Design Service Provider of the Year

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Green Company of the Year – Large

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Green Company of the Year – SME

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Student of the Year

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Book Printer of the Year (Education)

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Book Printer of the Year (Specialty & Trade)

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Book Printer of the Year (Print-on-Demand - POD)

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Digital Printer of the Year

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Digital Photo Album Printer of the Year

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Innovative Printer of the Year

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Label Printer of the Year (Self-adhesive)

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Label Printer of the Year (Wet-glue)

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Packaging Converter of the Year (Pharma)

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Packaging Converter of the Year (F&B)

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Packaging Converter of the Year (FMCG)

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Packaging Converter of the Year (Textile)

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Packaging Converter of the Year (Rigid Box)

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Pre Media Company of the Year

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Most Challenging Project during Covid-19

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Factory of the Year during Covid-19

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Customer Service Firm during Covid-19

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Essential Service Provider during Covid-19

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Frontline Team Member during Covid-19

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The Performance Awards

Our official auditor and chairman of the Awards Jury (editor of PrintWeek) will take into account the quality of the balance sheet and profit-and-loss accounts; investment in technology and people; and other achievements, such as the winning of new contracts or the overcoming of exceptional circumstances. This means that we need to see real substantive evidence, including reports and accounts.

The companies entering the Performance Awards, all of whom will, should you require, sign an agreement in order to guarantee the confidentiality of financially sensitive information. We guarantee the confidentiality of information. Entrants may mark sensitive parts of their entry, such as information contained in their balance sheet and profit and loss account as ‘Not for Publication’.

The financial year under review is 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Please note: The judges are fully aware of the challenges many businesses faced during the judging period, so please remember that your business is being benchmarked against the other entrants who likely faced similar challenges, not your own past performance.

CHECKLIST

Please ensure that your submission includes the following documents:

  • Audited financials of preceding two years (balance sheet, profit-and-loss account, notes to accounts, audit report) certified as true copies by the management/owners/partners
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • Tax audit filings in case of entities that are not companies
  • Details of ratings secured from any credit rating agency
  • Print samples (representing the broad spectrum of the work you produce)
  • Letters of commendation from customers
  • Enclose correct entry fee, Rs 2,500 + 18% GST as applicable. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Haymarket SAC Publishing (India) Pvt Ltd’.
Quality Awards

Under the Quality Awards, the judges are looking at the quality of the work. All entries (except Innovative category) need to submit four unique print jobs printed not before 2021 in order to demonstrate consistent production excellence. Entries in the Innovative category need to submit only one sample per entry.

Please note: Entries must have had commercial production runs. Private and limited editions, and the printer’s promotional material is eligible.

CHECKLIST
  • Four different print jobs per entry
  • Four duly filled sample description form per category.
  • A 500-word summary per sample mentioning highpoints of the job and production challenges that it posed. This is to be submitted on a separate sheet. Please do not supply this information on your company letterhead paper.
  • Enclose correct entry fee, Rs 2,500 + 18% GST as applicable. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Haymarket SAC Publishing (India) Pvt Ltd’.
Special Covid-19 Awards

This edition of PrintWeek Awards will introduce a new category: Special Covid-19 Awards, a total of five awards will be presented to recognise factories and teams in the Indian print industry who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

CHECKLIST
  • Please support your entry with a 500-word summary on why your company should win, along with specific testimonials or documents and photographs wherever specified. Please do not supply this information on your company letterhead paper.
  • Enclose correct entry fee, Rs 2,500 + 18% GST as applicable. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Haymarket SAC Publishing (India) Pvt Ltd’.