Awards Q & A

Who can enter?

Entries are welcome from any person or company associated with the production or purchase of print.

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What work is eligible?

Entries must have been printed in New Zealand between 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 and can be from any production process.

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How can I enter?

An official entry form must be fully completed for each entry submitted. An entry fee is payable per entry. For entries received after 31 January a 'late fee' will apply.

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Can I get my entry returned?

Entries will only be returned if you select "return entry" when submitting your entry and a courier ticket (with street address and phone number) is supplied.

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How do I present my entry?

Entries should be presented in a satisfactory state for judging (i.e. clean, unmarked, undamaged and carefully selected). The company name must not appear on the entry or display board. For any mounted work, the entry must be able to be readily assessed on both sides of the job, if not, a loose sample MUST be supplied. Section B can be attached to the back of the mount. Some categories have different requirements so refer to www.prideinprintawards.co.nz for 'Judging Information to Assist Entrants'.

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How many entries can I submit?

 There is no limit to the number of entries submitted.

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Can I place an entry in more than one category?

Yes. One copy of each entry and a completed entry form must be submitted for each category entered.

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Can I submit a campaign?

Entries that are in sets or campaigns are acceptable but must be limited to four (4) items for the same client produced as a campaign. Sets will be judged to the average standard of the items submitted. Please refer to www.prideinprintawards.co.nz for 'Judging Information to Assist Entrants'.

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What is judging based on?

Judging is based on the technical excellence in all facets of the production process and allows for specialists to make a judgement based on the potential and the limits of that process or processes, the materials and the equipment used. Elements of typography and good design must inevitably be part of this judgement, as will the effective and innovative use of materials. Each category has different requirements, please refer to www.prideinprintawards.co.nz for 'Judging Information to Assist Entrants'.

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Is my entry judged against others?

Each entry submitted is individually assessed and has an equal opportunity of being recognised with a Pride In Print Award.

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What if I enter in the wrong category?

The Pride In Print Awards Organiser reserves the right to reclassify an entry where it is to the advantage of the entrant.

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Is the barcode assessed?

If a job has a barcode, this is assessed by GS1 and a report placed with each entry. Judges consider this report using the guidelines provided by the relevant Host Associations.

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How is winning work recognised?

Gold medals (along with Gold certificates) are available in each category. Gold medals are only awarded to the entrant of the winning job.

If your entry wins gold you are entitled to 3 certificates - 1 for the entrant and 2 others of your choice which MUST be indicated on your entry form.

If this information is supplied incorrectly or not supplied on the entry form, only an entrant certificate will be provided. All other certificates can be issued at a later date at the entrant's cost. If in the judges' opinion an entry is highly commended, a certificate will be awarded to the entrant only if requested after the Awards have taken place. Other certificates may be purchased from the Pride In Print Awards.

If in the opinion of the judges, entries are below the achievable standard, awards will not be made.

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How is the Supreme Award winner selected?

All Gold medal winning work in each sub category is assessed. One job is selected as a category contender. This job is then assessed with all other category contenders and one entry then chosen to become the Supreme Award finalist for that category. The Supreme Award winner is selected from all Category Finalists. The Supreme Award is presented to the printer of that entry at the Awards night. If the printer is NOT the entrant of the work, a miniature trophy will also be presented to the entrant.

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Best in Process Award

In addition to the Supreme Award, one entry from each production process eg. web offset, gravure, flexographic, screen, sheetfed offset, digital, print finishing, letterpress will be recognised with a 'Best in Process' Award. Who appoints the judges?

The Pride In Print Awards Committee appoints judges from nominations received from Host Associations. Where there is a likelihood of conflict of interest in the judging procedure, then that judge will step down from evaluating that entry.

The Awards are co-hosted by:
* Pride In Print New Zealand Ltd
* The Designers Institute of New Zealand
* New Zealand Paper Forum
* Plastics New Zealand Incorporated
* Print Finishers Association
* Printing Industries New Zealand Inc. (PrintNZ)
* Self Adhesive Label Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (SALMA)
* Quick Printers and Copycentres Association
* We Print
* GS1 New Zealand

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Where do I send the entry?

Pride In Print Awards
By courier. Unit G, 47 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua 5022

Please ensure your entry cannot be damaged in transit. The Pride In Print Awards accepts no liability for damage to entries.

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When can I send my entries?

An entry can be submitted at any time
as long as the official entry form is completed
and sent at the same time.

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