Indian publishers strong in innovation competition



Indian publishers strong in innovation competition

Indian publishers were prolific winners in WAN-Ifra's 2019 Print Innovation Awards, winners of which were announced today.

Honours will be handed out in Berlin on the first day of the Ifra World Publishing Expo, October 9.

India's Times Group won two top awards for product innovation - a gold for 'colouring our imagination' and silver for an XL reverse flap.

The bronze in this category went to DB Corp for Sardat Vallabh Bhai Patel panorama, which also won silver (for Women Bhaskkar) and bronze (for the 3D Jodhpur edition) in the special editions category, and gold in that for products for young readers for Yougle (pictured).

Another Indian winner was Malayala Manorama, taking silver (for QR Code and Mini Farm - Manorama Weekly) and bronze (Manorama Go Green and News Box).

Indonesian publisher Kompas Daily won bronze for its redesign of the daily newspaper.

Some 61 projects from 23 countries participated in the competition, which was judged by World Printers Forum board members.

Full results:

Category

Awards

Project

Company

Advertising Innovation

Gold

Jumbito

El Tiempo casa editorial, Bogotá, Colombia

Silver

A controversial election campaign

Ekstra Bladet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bronze

Metro's musical cover wrap

Mail Metro Media, London, United Kingdom

Product Innovation

Gold

Colouring our imagination

Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (The Times Group), Mumbai, India

Silver

XL Reverse Flap

Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (The Times Group), Mumbai, India

Bronze

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Panorama

DB Corp. Limited, Noida, India

New Products

Gold

Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly

F.A.Z., Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Silver

Leyendas Boricuas Del Ring

GFR Media, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bronze

beyondprint unplugged

arcus design & verlag oHG, Bruttig-Fankel, Germany

Redesigned Products

Gold

"Your Weekend" The Last Ever Issue

Agora, Warsaw, Poland

Silver

Fulda Project 2019

Fuldaer Zeitung, Fulda, Germany

Bronze

Redesign of Kompas Daily

Kompas Daily Newspaper, Jakarta, Indonesia

Special Editions

Gold

The newspaper as a puzzle adventure

Die Presse, Vienna, Austria

Silver

Women Bhaskar

DB Corp Limited, Noida, India

Bronze

3D Jodhpur Edition

DB Corp Limited, Noida, India

Products for Young Readers

Gold

Yougle

DB Corp Limited, Noida, India

Silver

JoomBoos Magazine - from Cringe to Lit

24sata, Zagreb, Croatia

Bronze

CAPITO - Magazine for Kids in and around Augsburg

Presse-Druck- und Verlags-GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

Business Innovation

Gold

Single-copy sale in a digital world

Verdens Gang (VG), Oslo, Norway

Silver

QR code and Mini Farm - Manorama Weekly

Malayala Manorama, Kottayam, India

Bronze

Manorama Go Green and News Box

Malayala Manorama, Kottayam, India