What is the EDP Award?

Every year Europe’s 21 leading trade magazines focused on digital production processes, united in the European Digital Press Association (EDP), evaluate, judge and honour the best technological developments within the last 12 months. Achievement, quality and cost efficiency are decisive for the choice. That is why the EDP Awards offer orientation and support more than half a million readers (only on the printed magazines) by their purchase decisions.

Since 2007 the EDP honoured the best products by awarding nearly 300 trophies. During that period of 12 years the EDP Awards have become »the most prestigious and valuable Technical Award for the digital production business in Europe« (as one participant said). But it would be a misunderstanding that the EDP Awards only refer to Europe. It is an European Award with international character.

EDP Awards as a marketing tool

The winners and nominees of the EDP Award have an excellent opportunity to maximize the benefit of this professional accolade.

  • After submission and payment all entries will be validated by the EDP Technical Committee. All approved products will be listed at the EDP webpage with a direct link to their product.
  • During the whole year a list of all EDP Award winners with logo and link will be published on the EDP website.
  • At the official EDP Award Ceremony accolades will be announced in different levels: EDP Award Nomination, EDP Award and EDP Product of the Year. In addition to the trophies for the winning products all nominated products receive an eye-catching certificate.
  • All winners are authorised to use the EDP Winner’s logo on their homepage and all marketing materials such as advertising, direct marketing, signage, packaging and at trade and in-house events.
  • In the EDP Technology Report all submissions will be listed and the winning products will appear prominently. The brochures will be distributed at all major European graphic arts events.
  • Editorial coverage in the EDP members’ magazines is part of the awards story. The combined circulation represents a readership of more than half a million across Europe.

What's the value of an EDP Award?

The EDP Association grants the EDP Awards to the best products of the year to acknowledge the value of the research and development tasks of the industry. The logo that identify the EDP Awards is a quality and innovation mark.

The evaluation of the EDP Awards is based on innovation. The EDP Technical Committee consists of independent consultants, editors, engineers and other related professionals which judges the products on the value of the technical abilities they offer. This can be innovation in the technology that improves speed, quality, usability and functionality or reduces environmental impact as well as cost to the user.

Accolades given to products not only infuse confidence and credibility, but signify highest quality to professionals and end-users. And only the very best respective innovative products are taken into consideration. Each EDP magazine promotes the EDP Awards through both printed and web pages to ensure that they receive growing international recognition and superior status within the digital print industry.

»The most prestigious and valuable Technical Award for the digital production business in Europe«