About Pride In Print Awards
The Pride In Print Awards / Promoting a Culture of Excellence
For 26 years the Pride In Print Awards have been a pinnacle of recognition for the best in visual print communication products of any given year. They embody a culture of excellence aimed at meeting and exceeding the needs of the customer.
It is in the commercial marketplace where Pride In Print delivers its greatest tangible reward – opening the eyes of print buyers to the possibilities print can offer. Showcasing the many opportunities available for their product to stand out from the crowd.
Pride In Print is more than about purely bringing a commercial comparative advantage to the elite of the New Zealand print industry. It is an encouragement to the entire industry to constantly push boundaries. The Awards are the showpiece of the best standards in the industry, and point the way to the printers who attain them.
Established in 1993 with the goal to promote excellence in print in New Zealand, the criteria for entry insist all print work must be done in New Zealand. The Pride In Print Awards programme has never stayed still since its inception. Evolving each year by updating categories to reflect an ever-changing industry and customer requirements. This is the opportunity for the industry to highlight the phenomenal work being produced by New Zealand printers annually for customers.
Each sector of the industry is covered, with expert panels of judges analysing every entry. Judging is based on technical excellence in all facets of the production process and allows specialists to make judgements based on the potential and the limits of processes, and the materials and equipment used. Elements of typography and good design are part of this judgement, as is the effective and innovative use of materials.
The end result is that print buyers and consumers have the chance to see what innovative techniques are being tried and who is producing the best of the best each year.