The Dubai based Printworks Mediatech wins Fespa silver award in the Outdoor and Vehicle Project of the Year category. Other winners in this category include Racoon London and Grapefruit Graphics, both from UK.
Fespa revealed the winners of its 2014 Awards at a Celebration Dinner held at Löwenbräukeller, Munich, on Thursday 22 May, the penultimate night of Fespa Digital 2014.
The 2014 Awards attracted entries from across 24 countries, with the top prizes being given to entrants from across Europe, Asia and Australasia. By opening entry to all printers, regardless of their membership of a Fespa national association, the Fespa Awards attracted entries from countries previously not represented, including Malaysia and New Zealand.
This year’s winning pieces included innovative entries across all categories, including a 60ft wrapped boat, a wrapped cable car and more than 30 t-shirt entries. The Garment and Special Effect categories proved to be the most popular among entrants.
Following months of voting online, the 2014 People’s Choice of the Year Award was presented to A-Design, Russia, for their skull t-shirt entry in the Garment and Functional Printing category in which they also won Gold.
The Best in Show Award went to ZEGO Promotion & Logistik GmbH, Germany, for its entry in the Garment Decoration of the Year category. This entry – a Daft Punk themed varsity jacket which combined a variety of different printing techniques – was universally considered the most outstanding example of innovation, grabbing the attention of every judge across the ten categories.
The Young Star Award was awarded to Eleni Bourazanis from England, who has won a six month internship with Mimaki, based at their head office in Amsterdam.
In addition to the application categories and People’s Choice Award, the Hall of Fame Printer of the Year, voted for by printers, was also announced at the Awards Celebration Dinner, with the honour going to Keith Ferrell, Cactus Imaging, Australia.
The Fespa Awards celebrate print excellence, inviting printers from Fespa’s global print community to demonstrate their most creative and inspiring work.
The Awards were judged at Fespa’s thought-leadership event, the Fespa Global Summit in March 2014. Since then they have been showcased online for people to vote for their favourite to win People’s Choice of the Year. All shortlisted entries were also on display at Fespa Digital 2014 and will continue on a global tour to Fespa Africa (2-4 July 2014), Mexico (21-23 August 2014), China (19-21 November 2014), Eurasia (4-7 December 2014) and Brazil (18-21 March 2015), reaching a global audience. The winning work will also be showcased at www.Fespa.com/awards.