To start the entry process:
For more tips on completing your entries, you can download our 'How to Guide’ here or simply contact our awards experts Alex and JessThe deadlines for entry are:
- Please select 'Enter this Category' tick box by the category(ies) you would like to enter
- Click 'Pay and enter' You DO NOT HAVE TO PAY at this point. This simply starts your submission - you only pay (by credit card or invoice) when you submit your completed entry.
- You will then be taken to a 'Registration Details' page, check your contact details are correct and click 'Complete registration' or if you wish to go back and amend, select 'Amend or add entries'
- Then click 'Return to Awards Category Summary'
- You can now start your entry or exit and return at a later date to complete your entry, just remember to save your changes
Standard - 4 November 2022
FINAL extension - 2 December 2022
“For the categories that require your financials [SME and Company of the year], while we need your numbers for the judging period [1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022] it always helps if you supply prior years too, especially if these demonstrate growth”.
“Don’t worry if your financial year falls outside of the judging period, we’re more than happy to see management accounts (P&Ls and Balance Sheets) for the missing months”.
“In the Marketing Campaign category, don’t forget to include the campaign results – if it had a great ROI we'd love to hear about it”.
“Think of your 500 summary as just that, a summary, and use it to refer to supporting evidence in your entry – the more information you supply the better”.
“Please, please make sure that your samples are pristine. There’s nothing worse than looking at an entry that you know was probably fantastic but is blighted by a hickey or scratches or is dog-eared from a few months in the samples cupboard”.
“Think of your four samples as a collective, we like to see a breadth of samples, not four different examples of very similar jobs”.
“Ask your production team for their input. If a sample is decidedly average, we’re not impressed just because it was for a big brand. We want to see the jobs that were challenging from a production perspective”.
“Highlight the challenges that were overcome in your 250 word summary, the tight deadlines, the challenging substrates – anything that you think made the job special. BUT don’t forget to mention the kit you used – we like to know these things”.
“We’re just as likely to be impressed by a seemingly ‘standard’ job flawlessly produced on the tightest of budgets to impossible deadlines as a job with a ‘money no object’ production value. We’re looking for clever print, not expensive print”.
“Read the rules carefully and make sure that you have submitted all the information asked for, because if we don’t have enough info to go on, you might not make it to the shortlist”.
“While we’re judging on the samples you submit, it’s always nice to read some glowing client testimonials too”.
"If your Innovation entry is application or product based, while you only need to submit one example - if a few different projects were produced using the innovative technique, feel free to send us a range of samples."
"Remember that unlike all the other categories, the innovation produced doesn't have to be a real job - it can be a prototype or promo item."
"If your Innovation entry is based on a business strategy, don't just explain what it was, remember to highlight the impact in as much detail as possible - we all sign NDAs, so your secrets are safe!"
For the Performance Awards and Innovation categories, you are required to complete a 500-word summary. Depending on the category, you will also be required to supply supporting material. Your summary should include a brief introduction to the company, the challenges involved and goals achieved.
You can also upload supporting evidence, which, depending on the category entered, can include elements such as previous years accounts, investment details, client testimonial, response rates, ROI, sustainability, data collection, and any other metrics that you believe appropriate. You may supply samples of printed work but it is not required.
Click here to view the complete rules for the Performance categories.
Click here to view the rules for the 'build your own' innovation category.
PLEASE NOTE: For Company of the Year and SME of the Year, you are required to send in a set of accounts that cover the period specified. In the 'build your own' Innovation category, which is open to both business startegies and product innovations, if your entry is a printed product - you are only required to send one sample.
For the Quality Awards categories, you are required to send in one copy of FOUR different printed samples, and complete a 250-word production summary for each. Please ensure these four samples represent a variety of the work you do. Once you have submitted your entry, you will receive a confirmation email. When you receive this, download and print the sample labels and affix this to the outside envelope for each sample.
Please DO NOT affix these labels directly to the sample of mark it in any way.
If your entry is especially large or if you are entering the PoP category, please contact the awards team.
Click here to view the complete rules for the Quality categories.
The deadline for receiving your samples is 9 December 2022.
|Standard entry fee (available to 4 November 2022)
||£170 + VAT per entry
|Late entry fee (available from 5 November to 2 December 2022)
||£200 + VAT per entry
- The deadline for receiving physical samples is 9 December 2022
- Please send your entries to: Printweek Awards, MA Business, Hawley Mill, Hawley Road, Dartford, Kent DA2 7TJ
- For extremely large entries in the Wide-format Printer of the Year category, please contact email@example.com to arrange delivery
- Whilst every care is taken with entries, Printweek and the Mark Allen Group cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage, whatever the cause. Please pack your entries carefully so they arrive in good condition
- Do not affix the label directly to the sample but to the outer packaging. Do not mark your sample in any way
- Samples will not be returned but can be collected in person at your own cost. Please indicate your wishes on the entry form where requested. Entries must be collected between 13 March 2023 and will be held until 24 March 2023 or will be disposed of
- Should you wish to collect your samples, we will package these for you ready for collection