Fespa reveals competition and awards details

PrintWeek Team
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The organisers of Fespa Digital, to be held in Munich next month, have announced the return of the Fespa Fabric t-shirt design competition, and opened the voting for the People’s Choice Award.

This year’s t-shirt design theme is tied in with the ‘Dive Deeper’ theme of the wider Fespa Digital show, which runs from 20-23 May 2014, and encourages participants to explore new design and production technology.

Entries, which must be submitted to tshirt@fespa.com by 30 April, must be based on a beach or underwater theme and include the Fespa Fabric logo, which can be downloaded from the Fespa website. The winner will take home €250 (£207). 

The top five shortlisted designs will be announced by 7 May and will be printed and displayed at the show where visitors can vote for their preferred design with the winner announced on the last day of the event.

Meanwhile, the Fespa Awards shortlist, decided at the Fespa Global Summit last month, has been published on the Fespa website with voting now open to the public until 20 May. 

The competition includes 10 categories: in-store, interior decoration, garment decoration, fine art, outdoor/vehicle decoration, functional print, integrated print, special effects and ‘young star’.­

The winners of each the category will be announced at the Fespa Awards Celebration Dinner taking place at Löwenbräu Keller, Munich on 22 May. The winner will take home the People’s Choice Award.

Fespa Digital 2014, set to be around 20% bigger than Fespa Digital 2011 in Hamburg, has already sold out its exhibitor space with nearly 450 exhibitors confirmed for the Munich show.

"Since its launch in 2006 FESPA Digital has always been a significant launch platform for the very latest digital output and finishing equipment, software and new media and inks. This year's event will build on that eight-year track record, making it an absolute 'must-visit' event for anyone considering investment in the next 12 months, or planning to develop their business in new directions," said Fespa chief executive Neil Felton.

"Industry research tells us that the opportunity to see new products is one of the main drivers for visiting B2B exhibitions such as Fespa, so it's great that Fespa Digital will more than match their expectations where innovation is concerned," he added.



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