Above: Haas Werbetechnik of Austria’s “Symphony of creation” won first place in the 2023 swissQprint Creative Challenge competition
swissQprint has announced the winners of its third Creative Challenge community competition, which attracted entrants from around the globe.
swissQprint organised the worldwide competition within the swissQprint user community in the second quarter of 2023, which saw saw customers from all five continents taking up the challenge and submitting 60 works. Judging was done by an internal swissQprint jury and two external experts – together they were looking for originality, while also including process and print-related considerations. The public, too, had three weeks in which to cast their votes online.
The 2023 swissQprint Creative Challenge winners are:
1st place: Haas Werbetechnik of Austria with “Symphony of creation”, a unique composition of highly varied materials and printing techniques: metallic effects, droptix, white, UV varnish and 3D relief printing. Having already won the previous swissQprint Creative Challenge in 2019, Haas Werbetechnik successfully defended its pole position.
2nd place: CMP Enseigne of France with “Woodstar”, a truly spectacular work of art. Transparent areas, droptix and lenticular printing, relief and metallic effects, plus clever use of varnish together create a stunning display.
3rd place: Gcolor Company Ltd. of Taiwan with “Alice Immersiveland”. Lenticular printing is the secret to fairytale-like transformation of the image; additional printed relief completes the magic.
4th place: Signaletik Diffusion of France with “Le couteau swissQprint“, a detailed replica of a Swiss Army knife, ornamented with relief elements. Various designs impart a distinctive look to each one of the tools.
5th place: Take Corporation of Japan with “Funny Moving Poster”, a test piece for an engaging shop window display. Rotating patterns draw attention to the product.
The winners – a delegation from Haas Werbetechnik – will be travelling to swissQprint’s factory in Kriessern, Switzerland. Second to fifth placed winners are being rewarded with generous prizes.
This is the third time swissQprint has held the competition: first in 2016, then in 2019 and now this year.
swissQprint key account manager Adriano Gut said, “Again, we marvelled at our customers’ ingenuity, creativity and skill; they make the seemingly impossible happen.”
Pozitive is the exclusive distributor of swissQprint products in Australia.
A gallery displaying all the works can be found here.
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