From the winning entries, three will be chosen by the judges to receive one of these special awards. Winners will receive an extended feature of their work and client in the book.
Best of Show
Awarded to the project that stands out above all others, across all categories, for its integration of design and print production.
Awarded to the project that went to the greatest length in ensuring the best use of resources and in considering its impact on the environment during production and after it has been used by its intended audience.
To be considered for the Sustainability Award, entries must be nominated through the online form and a nomination document must be provided with entry. See nomination procedure below.
– Is the paper 100% recycled or made in part of post consumer waste?
– Is the printer FSC certified?
– Was the use of materials maximized to minimize waste?
– What happens to the project after it has been used? Can it be reused or recycled?
Awarded to the project that has done something new, unexpected, or out of the ordinary with any existing print method or finishing technique pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved.
To be considered for the Radical Production Award, entries must be nominated through the online form and a nomination document must be provided with entry. See nomination procedure below.
– When you came up with the idea, did vendors initially say “No that can’t be done”?
– Are the inks made out of unexpected ingredients?
– Is the surface material something no one has printed on before?
– Did the letterpress press harder than it has ever pressed before?
– Was the 8-color offset printer rigged with any other kind of apparatus?
Special Award Nomination Procedure
If you are nominating an entry for a special award you must submit a separate text document — a single Letter or A4 size sheet — explaining all the appropriate merits of the project.
Do not submit on your letterhead or include your name or design firm identification.
When talking about what you did, please refer to yourself as “we” or “I”.