D – The award winners of the Promotional Gift Award 2015 have been selected: The jury comprising of five members chose the 52 prize-winners on December 10 and 11, 2014. Overall, 258 entries were submitted for the renowned design and communication prize for promotional products, which has been conferred by the Cologne-based publishing company, WA Media, since 2003. A list of all of the winners is posted at www.promotionaward.com.
198 promotional products suppliers and distributors, advertising agencies and designers had submitted their innovations from the haptic advertising segment. 26% of the participants came from abroad. The communication prize is bestowed in seven categories: Twelve products were distinguished in the rubric “Communicative Products“, eleven in the category “Give-aways”. There are also eleven award winners in the “Custom-made Designs” category, nine in the rubric “Best Practice”, four in the area “Customising Technologies”, three in the category “Premium Products and Brand Articles” as well as two in the rubric “Packaging”.
The award-winning products will be presented to a wide marketing trade audience at the HAPTICA® live ’15 on March 25, 2015 at the Palladium in Cologne: Here, all 52 prize-winners will be show-cased in a special exhibition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The award ceremony of the Promotional Gift Award will also be held at the HAPTICA® live ‘15.
A detailed report on the Promotional Gift Award 2015 will appear in the next issue of eppi magazine, No. 103 (February 18, 2015), where all of the winners will be presented individually. Furthermore, in the course of 2015, all of the finalists, who were selected for the final round by the jury of the competition, but who ultimately did not receive an award, will be presented in the publications of WA Media.