Frequently Asked Questions


What is the closing date for entries?

The closing date will be 11.59pm on 31st July 2020. Please note that samples must reach us by 28th August 2020.

Please note that there is an early-bird entry rate of £140 +VAT per entry, this rate expires on 5th June 2020. For entries submitted on or before 3rd July 2020, 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 5th June 2020. For entries submitted on or before 31st July, the entry fee is £170 +VAT per entry.


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 -​ April 2019 to the end of March 2020
Quality Awards - entries must have been printed since 1st July 2019


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?

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. That includes company logos, sticky labels or anything that could identify you to the judging panel.

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 5th November 2020, 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 – upload your entry online.
If required 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,

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 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 the 4th September issue of PrintWeek. Emails will also be sent out to notify entrants of the shortlist.

When will the judging take place?

The judging will take place in August 2020.

When will the results be announced?

The results are announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 19th October 2020. Bookings for the awards ceremony will open after the shortlist announcement in September.

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