Frequently Asked Questions


What is the closing date for entries?

The closing date will be 11.59pm on 12th November 2021. Please note that samples must reach us by 19th November 2021.

Please note that there is an early-bird entry rate of £140 +VAT per entry, this rate expires on 1st September 2021. For entries submitted on or before 12th November 2021, the entry fee is £170 +VAT per entry.


How much does it cost to enter?

The early-bird entry rate is £140 +VAT per entry, please note this rate expires on 1st September 2021.
For entries submitted on or before 12th November 2021, the entry fee is £170 +VAT per entry.

Entries to Trainee of the year are free.

Entries into Innovation of the year are free IF you have entered another paid category.


Who is eligible to enter?

The PrintWeek Awards are open to any UK-based print business directly involved in the production of print. Equipment manufacturers are not eligible. If you have any queries relating to your business’s eligibility – please contact the awards team.

What is the eligibility period?

Performance Awards -​ The entering companies must have been consistently trading solvently since 1st July 2019.  Other date periods apply depending on the category you are entering so please check the full rules here.

Quality Awards - entries must be commercial production runs and must have been printed or produced since 1st July 2019 (the period has been extended for the 2022 awards due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic).  Full rules can be found here.


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 Alma

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

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

Do I need to get client approval to submit one of their jobs?

That is entirely up to you, but most likely your client will be chuffed to know that you were so pleased with their job you have entered it into award – so why not?

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. 
You will receive a link in your submission confirmation email to download and print a delivery label for each sample envelope/package.  Please ensure this is on the OUTER packaging and not on the sample itself.

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 form. Supporting material can be made available for collection from Monday 7th March 2022 and will be held until Friday 18th March 2022, after which it will be disposed of. Please note entries to the Point-of-purchase Printer of the Year category cannot be returned.

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

No – entries are now fully online.

How do I amend an existing entry?

You can amend any existing entries or 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.

What is your confidentiality policy for entries?

All submitted material will remain confidential to the judges and the judges cannot remove any material form the judging venue. However, winning entries will be published in the Awards brochure. So, please highlight on your entry any sensitive information that should not be reproduced.

When will the final shortlist be announced?

The final shortlist will be announced in December 2021.  Emails will also be sent out to notify entrants of the shortlist.

When will the judging take place?

The judging will take place in December 2021.
Please note that the Judges’ decision is FINAL. No discussions on recounts or requests for justification will be entered into.

When will the results be announced?

The results are announced at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 3rd March 2022. Bookings for the awards ceremony will open after the shortlist announcement in December.

Terms and Conditions

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Booking terms and conditions can be reviewed by clicking here.