The winners of FESPA’s 2018 Awards were announced at its annual Gala Dinner. This dinner took place at the Classic Remise in Berlin on Wednesday 16 May, during FESPA Global Print Expo 2018.
Application categories winners
A winner was selected in twelve application categories. In the category ‘Point of Purchase Products – Paper and Board’ Ocyan from Portugal got the award. Midi Print LLC from Russia won in the category Point of Purchase Products – Plastic. In the category Posters the judges awarded Digital Print Center from Qatar with the gold and the category Serigraphies and Fine Art was won by Harwood King Printmakers from the UK.
Signbox Limited, also from UK, was the best in the category Decals, Printed Labels, Fleet Marking and Window decals. In the category Special Effect Printing the Spanish company Kendu In-store Visual Solutions took home the gold. In Special Effect T-Shirt and Garment Printing, A-Design Ink from Russia was the winner. The Russian company IMaika LTD was also successfull, the won the award in the category T-shirts and Garments. The category Roll-to-Roll Printed Textile was won by X-Treme Creations from Belgium.
The French Company Kroma SA won the award in the category Glass, Ceramic, Metal and Wood Products while in the category Non-Printed Signage the award went to HNS Signs from UK. In the application category Functional Printing, the judges awarded the Indian company Protolab Electrotechnologies Pvt.Ltd with the gold.
Also announced at the Gala Dinner were the winners of three other categories: Young Star Award, People’s Choice winner and Best in Show Award. The Young Star Award is marked across all categories and is open to participants aged 15-25. This year the Award went to Steph Bourazanis from the UK for her entry of a digitally printed photograph using both abstract and macro photography, titled The Unknown.
FESPA’s global print community voted online for the People’s Choice winner from the shortlisted entries. The award went to Sac Serigrafia SRL of Italy for its Naïve colors entry in the Glass, Ceramic, Metal and Wood Products category.
The Best in Show Award is selected by the judges from all of the gold Award winners as the piece of work that they felt represented the most outstanding example of print, it went to Harwood King Printmakers, UK, for its entry titled Flower Girl in the Serigraphies and Fine Art category.