Judges' Report

Alf Carrigan
Independent Chairman


Again it was my great pleasure to be invited back to the Kingdom of Thailand to Chair the Judging of the Annual
Thai Print Awards It is 8 years since we commenced these awards and I am extremely proud of the growth and success achieved.

International Print experts Mr. Robert James from Australia and Mr. Andrew Walmsley from England acted as Team Leaders and Mentors for a panel consisting of local experienced judges plus several new member – thus ensuring our combined knowledge and expertise was shared and will continue for the future.

The Judging process was conducted under very strict guidelines; all entries are judged by number and if any individual judge had knowledge of an entry that judge must stand aside during the judging of that Category.

All Judge vote independently and the results are calculated by the Chairman to determine the Medalists and Sponsor award winners.

Several Categories deserve special mention as the entries were outstanding.

Offset Sheetfed and Web Magazines contained a large numbers of excellent submissions.

Offset Packaging : Exceptional variety of different substrates and techniques.

Gravure : World class production from several Companies.

Digital Categories increased in number with Large Format, Point of Sale and Innovation being standouts

The Panel was extremely disappointed to note the number of entries that obviously had not been quality checked prior to submission as many “Basic” print faults were evident and unfortunately many companies did not comply with the terms & conditions of entry, this made our job more difficult and therefore several submissions could not be considered in the competition.

We strongly recommend all companies double check the Print Quality Plus entry requirements and fully completed all sections of the entry forms prior to submission in next year’s competition.

We compliment The Thai Print Association, for continuing to promote Print excellence in Thailand and we wish the Awards committee every success for the Awards Presentation night.

Special thanks to Chairman Viroon and his team of helpers for their support during the judging period.
Our thanks to all the 2013 entrants for without you there would be no competition.
The Judging Panel sincerely congratulations this year’s medal  winners and we wish you every success in the Asian Print Awards.