After a two-year pause, the Indian print industry’s flagship scheme, PrintWeek Awards will once again go live. The entries to the twelfth edition of PrintWeek Awards 2022 will officially open on 1 May 2022 and the PrintWeek Awards Night will be held on 27 September 2022.
The Covid-19 pandemic proved to be a crisis that humanity has faced. The Indian print industry too had its fair share of woes. But after two years of challenges, the print industry is hoping to rebound this year, though inflationary and supply concerns related to input material continue to post challenges to the print industry.
“After being forced to pause the Awards scheme in 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, PrintWeek Awards resume, albeit in a limited capacity form,” said SudhanvaJategaonkar, B2B business head at Haymarket SAC Publishing.
PrintWeek Performance Awards in 2022 will have a total of 10 awards instead of the six awards in the past eleven editions. These entries in this category will be audited plus vetted on the basis of financial as well as contribution to the industry.
In the Quality Awards, there will be 13 Awards that will celebrate “the latest and the best”. This edition of PrintWeek Awards will introduce a new category: Special Covid-19 Awards, a total of five awards will be presented to recognise factories and teams in the Indian print industry who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
“By returning to host the annual PrintWeek Awards event, we would be celebrating the achievements of the print industry and those working in it, in the tough past two years, and have emerged unscathed,” added Jategaonkar. “As we reflect on where we are as an industry, this celebration of the extraordinary work that is accomplished each and every day by those in the print and packaging business. It also gives the industry an opportunity to savour the challenges and successes.”
As Kayyum Memon, director of Vadodara-based Concord Printing Press said while talking to PrintWeek, “To be certain, the last two years were filled with many challenges, but also many achievements to celebrate. Our people have worked harder than ever amid challenging circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic to achieve our goals, and make a positive difference to our company.”
The pandemic may have altered the way the print industry does business or may not, but it hasn’t stopped from doing what it does best – excellent printing.