Promotional Gift Award – Information 2017-04-27T15:22:06+00:00

What is the Promotional Gift Award?

All of the manufacturers, importers, distributors or dealers, designers, advertising agencies and companies from Europe and all over the world are invited to participate in the international PROMOTIONAL GIFT AWARD.
Each participant can submit as many articles as he likes to the jury. All products can be submitted that are suitable for mass production, as well as special designs that are or were manufactured in line with customer requirements.
It is essential that the submitted products are own designs. Freely aquirable commodities are excluded.
For the judging process original products are needed including all necessary batteries or other accessories. One-off items, products that are not (yet) suitable for mass-production, half-finished products, as well as services and immaterial products are ruled out from the competition.
The Promotional Gift Award honours products that fulfil the requirement profile of a modern, highly communicative promotional product to an excellent degree.
The judges will assess all of the submitted products according to five criteria. First of all the product idea is evaluated, i.e. its novelty value as a promotional product. Then, the design quality, the coherence of its form, the degree of its design innovation. The third criterion is the production quality, taking into account aspects such as the material used and customising possibilities. Fourthly, the judges evaluate the sustainability of the products, their durability, the use of the resources and their transparency in terms of certifications or seals. Last, but not least: The products are appraised in terms of their communicative potential, the communication of the message, the promotional impact and the item’s customer/brand bonding potential.
All of the submitted items will be evaluated by a jury in a selection process that is not open to the public and prizes will be awarded in the different categories.

The members of the jury for the Promotional Gift Award 2018 will be announced soon.

The jury’s decision is legally binding. There is no right of appeal. The organiser is obliged to inform the participants of the judging process within the period of time stated in the entry particulars.

The award-winning companies receive an award sculpture, a certificate and digital data for the compilation of further advertising materials for each awarded product.
Both individual products and product families can be awarded prizes.
Exclusively those companies that have submitted a product to the judging process are entitled to use the received award for marketing, communication and advertising purposes. The Awards will be presented at the HAPTICA® live in Bonn on March 21, 2018. Furthermore, the prize-winning products will be communicated in the trade magazines Werbeartikel Nachrichten, Promotion Products, HAPTICA® and eppi magazine as well as in their corresponding newsletters and on the web (media value of at least 2,500 €).

Terms of Participation

Key dates and contact partners

The entries are to be addressed to the organisational management of the Promotional Gift Award:

WA Media GmbH
Promotional Gift Award
Walther Str. 49-51
Geb. 32
D-51069 Cologne

In the event of enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact:

Brit München (Project Management)
Tel.: +49/221/689 11-35
Fax: +49/221/689 11-10
muenchen@waorg.com
            Ilka Baum
Tel.: +49/221/689 11-16
Fax.: +49/221/689 11-10
baum@waorg.com

 

The entry deadline November 30 , 2017.
The judging process will take place in December 2017. All participants will be informed of the results by end of December, 2017.

The costs for the delivery and collection ― including any possible customs duties ― of the submitted items are to be borne by the participating company. The organiser assumes no liability for the proper or functionally correct construction of submitted articles that are dismantled.

WA Media GmbH

Based in Cologne, WA Media GmbH, which was founded in 1982 as WA Publishing, is a media service provider, information platform and event organiser for haptic advertising themes. The portfolio of the specialist publisher includes diverse magazines for the German and European promotional products and marketing market: the domestic industry publication Werbeartikel Nachrichten and the English-language eppi magazine as well as the two end user magazines Promotion Products and HAPTICA®. Furthermore, WA Media organises the “HAPTICA® live – The Experience of Haptic Advertising” and the international Promotional Gift Award competition on an annual basis. Accompanying newsletters, web portals and Social Media activities as well as the specialist book “Haptic Advertising. The practical handbook for the promotional product” round off the offer.

Contact

For further information, please feel free to contact us:

WA Media GmbH
Waltherstr. 49-51
Geb. 32
51069 Köln

Brit München (Project Management)
Tel.: +49/221/689 11-35
Fax: +49/221/689 11-10
muenchen@waorg.com
Ilka Baum
Tel.: +49/221/689 11-16
Fax.: +49/221/689 11-10
baum@waorg.com