How to enter

Please complete one entry form per job or project/campaign per award category. Photocopied entry forms are acceptable.
For the printed product categories, please provide at least one sample.

Up to three entries per category are FREE of charge and £25 per entry thereafter. Entries into multiple categories
are also allowed, though only one job/campaign can be entered per category. Payment must be made by
cheque, made payable to Whitmar Publications, alternatively contact to arrange a bank

Download entry form


Winning the 2023 Innovation category has been the icing on the cake of a fantastic awards season for everyone at Mercian Labels. This latest win completes our success, in what we consider to be all four of the major peer reviewed, national and international industry awards this year, adding a huge amount of credibility to our offer in the marketplace, whilst also rewarding and recognising the efforts of the whole Mercian Labels team and proving that we are doing things right and staying at the forefront of innovation in the industry.

Dr. Adrian Steele, managing director, Mercian Labels

Supporting statement (print categories)

Please include a typed statement of 500 words maximum (on a separate A4 sheet) explaining why your entry merits an award. This should outline the following:

  • Background
  • Objectives
  • Strategy
  • Implementation and creativity
  • Results and evaluation


We are unable to return entries except by prior arrangement, in which case we would ask you to cover any postage costs.


  • No previous winning job may be re-entered from the same or different company
  • Entries must have been produced by the printing company entering the awards using digital equipment.
    Any outwork should be acknowledged and credited. Print equipment manufacturers and suppliers are not eligible to enter.
  • Entries are for commercial work undertaken by the printing company entering the awards, except Marketing Collateral.
  • All entries must be produced between 1 September 2023 and 1 September 2024.
  • Whitmar Publications reserves the right to use any entries received for marketing and promotional purposes in its magazines and on its websites
  • Entrants must have obtained the permission of their customers to enter their work into the awards.
  • Whitmar Publications cannot accept responsibility for entries submitted.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • Entries received after the deadline will be subject to a £50 late fee.
  • Entries may be moved to a different category at the discretion of the judges
  • By entering you agree to all technical information being published on the website and in the magazine.
  • The printing company’s contact details should be submitted with the entry if it is being entered on their behalf.

Any questions?

Please email Nikki Goodrich or call on 01892 779597.


Nominated finalists will be notified and published in Digital Printer magazine and online prior to the awards ceremony. Each winner will be presented with an award by the category sponsor at the ceremony.

Digital Printer Awards