National Print Awards Printing Industries Association of Australia

WA PICA categories

Business Awards categories

Please send your nomination forms to events@piaa.org.au

  1. Media Super Young Executive of the Year Awardrecognizes and rewards exceptional employees who show exemplary promise as future leaders in the print, packaging and graphic communications sector.Leaflets, flyers or brochures.
    Click here to download the nomination form
  2. FutureNowCommitment to Workforce Development Award. Click here to download the entry form
  3. Environment Award – Open to Green Stamp Certified Visual Communication companies.
  4. LIAApprentice of the Year Award.

  5. Media Super Industry Contribution Award – Printing Industry Award to an long time outstanding contributor to the Industry. Click here to download the nomination form

General Print categories

General Print, Finishing, Labels, Newspaper and Other categories require the online entry form and entry label.

  1. One or Two colour printingAny printed document or packaging item which is produced by a one or two colour any print process. (Embellishments are not counted as a colour)
  2. Leaflets/Folded Leaflets – Four or more colours on a single sheet – Offset.
  3. Leaflets/Folded Leaflets – Four or more colours on a single sheet – Digital.
  4. Presentation Folder – Any number of colours/finishes – Offset or Digital.
  5. Booklets/Catalogues/Magazines – Up to 48pp text (with or without cover). Saddle stitched, Offset printed, any number of colours, any cover.
  6. Booklets/Catalogues/Magazines – Up to 48pp text (with or without cover). Saddle stitched, Digital printed, any number of colours, any cover.
  7. Booklets/Catalogues/Magazines – Over 48pp text (with or without cover). Saddle stitched, Offset printed, any number of colours, any cover.
  8. Booklets/Catalogues/Magazines – Over 48pp text (with or without cover). Saddle stitched, Digital printed, any number of colours, any cover.
  9. Annual Report/Prospectus and Yearbooks – Any format, any number of colours and any number of pages plus cover.
  10. Calendars – Any format, any number of colours with any binding method.
  11. Book Printing – Offset – Case Bound.
  12. Book PrintingDigital – Case Bound.
  13. Book Printing – Printed in any number of colours – Offset. Bound – Perfect/Notch/PUR/Section Sewn for a square back finish.
  14. Book Printing – Printed in any number of colours – Digital. Bound – Perfect/Notch/PUR/Section Sewn for a square back finish.
  15. Book Printing – Printed in any number of colours – Offset. Bound – Wiro/Spiral/Side Sewn/Interscrews and any other binding method except those mentioned in category 18.
  16. Book Printing – Printed in any number of colours – Digital. Bound – Wiro/Spiral/Side Sewn/Interscrews and any other binding method except those mentioned in category 18.
  17. Stationery Suite – Includes letterheads, business cards, envelopes, followers in any format. Items should be displayed mounted – Any print method.
  18. Point of Sale – Posters/Show Cards/Postcards/ Mobiles/Wobblers – Any print method.
  19. Direct Mail – Impact, sensory and direct mail, entries may be produced by any method on any substrate. Impact Mail is a delivery service that allows customers to send addressed mail items of virtually any shape or design, without the need for an envelope. Mail items can be made of paper based or a range of other non-paper materials such as rubber, plastic, laminate, vinyl, leather or wool. Sensory Mail includes items of visual impact (e.g. lenticular printing), smell, taste, sound or touch. Direct Mail can include any item addressed or unaddressed including marketing and promotional material.
  20. Packaging – Folding cartons and boxes – any print method any finish.
  21. Speciality Printing – May include promotional printing, letterpress, architectural printing, glass printing, screen printing, laser etching or textile printing. Printers applying new and current technologies in different ways. Any number of colours, any substrate, and printing method.

Finishing categories

  1. Book Binding – Any type of binding. Entries limited solely to Trade Finishing Services.
  2. Embellishment – Any number of passes or any material including Embossing, Debossing, Die or Forme cutting and any other enhancement. Entries limited solely to Trade Finishing Services.

Labels categories

  1. Labels – Sheet Fed – Printed flat sheet any method any number of colours – must submit block of 4.
  2. Labels – Roll Fed – Printed on rolls any number of colours – Must submit 6 x continuous images.

Newspaper categories

  1. Newspaper InsertsWeb fed heatset.

  2. Newspaper InsertsWeb fed cold set.

  3. Newspapers – Web fed set.

Other categories

  1. Self Promotion – Any item printed, embellished or finished by, or for, any entity, including sole traders, partnerships, and companies etc that are part of the printing or design industries.

  2. Large Format – Indoor Use – Printed on any substrate, any printing method. Includes pull up banners, indoor visual etc.

  3. Large Format – Outdoor Use – Printed on any substrate, any printing method. Includes building banners, bus shelter signage, real estate signage etc.


Overall categories

  1. Ball & Doggett Judges Award – The Judges Pick of the best entry in the PICA 2017.

 All Entries automatically enter the Ball & Doggett Judges Awards.

Need more information?

Please email events@piaa.org.au