Frequently Asked Questions


What is the closing date for entries?

The PrintWeek Awards 2019 will be open for entries in 2019. The closing date will be in August 2019. 


How much does it cost to enter?

The early-bird entry rate (available until Friday 8 June) is £140 +VAT per entry
The standard entry fee (available until Friday 29 June) is £170 +VAT per entry
The standard entry fee (available after Friday 29 June) is £200 +VAT per entry


What is the eligibility period?

Performance Awards - April 2018 to the end of March 2019
Quality Awards – entries must have been printed since 1st July 2018


Can the same entry be entered into more than one project into the same category?

Yes, you can enter the same entry into as many relevant categories (only one entry per category though). Each category has different criteria so your written submission will need to be amended accordingly.

My company is based outside the UK. Can I enter the PrintWeek Awards?

No – the PrintWeek Awards celebrates only the UK print industry.

Do we need to submit a paper copy of our submission?

No – upload your entry online, and send in the relevant printed material and a printout of your confirmation email to the PrintWeek Awards at: 

PrintWeek Awards
Mark Allen Group
Unit C1
Dinton Business Park
Catherine Ford Road

Does my uploaded summary have to be submitted in Microsoft Word?

No - PDF documents can be submitted as long as the entry does not exceed 50MB.

How many copies of my samples should I send?

Just one copy of each sample.

Should I label up my samples?

No. Please do not mark your samples in any way. Just ensure that your printed email confirmation of your submission is included with your samples.

Which category should I enter? How do I know if it is suitable?

If you would like to discuss which category to enter, please contact Sam on 020 7501 6782 or

Will I be able to collect my supporting material after the Awards?

Supporting materials will not be returned, but you can arrange a collection. If you would like to collect your samples please ensure that you’ve specified this on your entry document. Supporting material will be held until Friday 16 November 2018, after which it will be destroyed.

Will I be penalised if my entry exceeds the word limit?

The word limit for the Performance Awards is 500 words, and 250 words for the Quality Awards. You won’t be penalised for exceeding the word limit, but it is advised you try to stick within the limits as much as you can!

How do I amend an existing entry?

You can add another entry to an existing booking by logging in with your registration details. You will be able to do this until the closing date.

When will the final shortlist be announced?

The final shortlist will be announced in the first September issue of PrintWeek. Emails will also be sent out to notify entrants of the shortlist.

Can I withdraw my entry?

Yes, entries may be withdrawn up until the closing date. Entry fees will not be refunded.

What is your confidentiality policy for entries?

All material will remain confidential to the judges. Winning cases will be published in the Awards booklet, handed out at the event. Please highlight on your entry any sensitive information that should not be reproduced.

When will the judging take place?

The judging will take place in August 2019.

When will the results be announced?

The results are announced at the Awards show in October. For more information please see the ‘Ceremony’ tab.

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