The winners of the FESPA Awards 2013 have been announced as follows:
- The prize for Best in Show went to Switzerland’s Atelier für Siebdruck Lorenz Boegli for their screen printed entry ‘Josephine’. The image is one of ten screen and digital printed designs of Josephine Napoleon for French high end jewellery brand Chaumet.
- The Runner Up Award was won by India’s Studio Reya for their T-shirt titled Indian.
- The Michel Caza People’s Choice Award went to Sweden’s Tobex AB for their stunning textile titled ‘Bluebells’.
The winners were presented with their prizes at the organisation’s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Old Billingsgate in London on Thursday 27th June 2013. Nigel Steffens, FESPA’s CEO comments, “We were overwhelmed with the quality of Award entries, with more than 385 entries from members of FESPA’s national associations around the world. The judges - comprised of technical screen and digital print experts as well as top industry editors - were impressed with the high calibre entries and outstanding creativity overall. It proved to be a very difficult decision for the judges to choose the winning entries this year as the quality of the work was exceptional.”
Josep Tobella Soler, Chairman of the Judging Panel remarked, ”People could be of the opinion that screen printing is an industry in decline, however the innovation that we are seeing across all Award categories highlights that this is certainly not the case. Screen printing is here to stay as it’s an irreplaceable technique for multiple applications. Conventional screen printing is a special craft and keeps surprising me. The special effects that can be achieved in graphics and textiles are breathtaking. The digital entries of this year’s FESPA Awards illustrate that amazing new applications will help to open up new business markets.”