FESPA Awards 2019 judges share insight into what they are looking for this year part 2
FESPA has received fantastic Award entries from our valued print community. We speak to our esteemed judges, who have given us an insight into what they are looking for in your entries. In part 2, FESPA speaks to Michel Caza.
In part two of our five-part series we speak to Michel Caza, who is one of our esteemed judges on the Awards panel. Michel has been working in the print industry since 1954 and has owned several print companies. He is also one of the founders of FESPA itself, spending 44 years on the board of directors.
What made you want to be on the judging panel of the 2019 Awards?
As a participant between 1980 and 2005, I received what still remains a world record... 350 Awards!
To still be a member of a jury from time to time is a pleasure for me! Especially for FESPA of which, I remain the last alive founder.”
What are you looking for in an entry?
What is your favourite category to judge?
Where do you see the future of print going?
What is the biggest challenge that you feel entrants have?
- To be confident enough in the quality of his/her print or product to compete with peers: don't be shy! Don't be afraid of a negative comment.
- To not forget that a Jury will not appreciate a print ‘specially made’ for the competition: it must be something for general production.
- To always remember that the jury is the ‘supreme judge’ in this event and that their decisions will be what they are, whether you think that one of your products you expected a lot in does not obtain an Award, and that sometimes something you send or show ‘just to plug a hole’, obtains an unexpected Award.
- To never forget that if it is important to win an award, the importance as Pierre de Coubertin said when he recreated the Olympic Games, is ‘to participate’.”
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