(06/27/2024 / sbr)

Sustainability and Print Innovation Awards 2024 open for entries

WAN-IFRA is inviting entries for its annual Sustainability and Print Innovation Awards. The World Printers Forum’s competition celebrates the most innovative newspaper and magazine publishers’ print products worldwide. The awards will be presented in Vienna at the World Printers Summit in September 2024.

Sustainability and innovation in printing are essential to the future of newspapers and magazines and their positive impact on society. WAN-IFRA's World Printers Forum presents the Sustainability and Print Innovation Awards to celebrate the industry's best practices that are shaping the future of an ever-evolving industry.

While many media awards exist, the Sustainability and Print Innovation Awards stand out as the only worldwide competition focusing exclusively on sustainability and print innovation. The competition is open to newspaper and magazine publishers, advertisers, and advertising agencies.

In 2024, WAN-IFRA revamped its Print Innovation Awards into the Sustainability and Print Innovation Awards with new categories.

Participating in the Sustainability and Print Innovation Awards is a prestigious opportunity. It's simple, quick, and affordable. Successful projects will receive international recognition and be showcased on stage, in print, and at many international events.

Participation is confidential. WAN-IFRA will only publish the names of award winners.

Award Categories and Timeline

  • Product Innovation: Product innovations enrich existing products.
  • Products for Young Readers: Print products that can attract young audiences.
  • Going Green Projects (new category): This category is for companies that have initiated projects to reduce their environmental impact. Projects can include initiatives to reduce waste, energy consumption, or carbon emissions.
  • Young Leader of the Year (new category): Up-and-coming professionals in the industry – Nominations will select this category from the World Printers Forum community.
  • Entry Round: 20 June – 30 August 2024.
  • Jury Evaluation: 1 September – 15 September 2024.
  • Awards Ceremony: 8 October 2024 at the World Printers Summit in Vienna.

To submit an entry for the Sustainability and Print Innovation Awards, visit