Successful Second Edition of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award Supported by drupa 2012

With more than 11000 votes during the drupa exhibition and a stand that was crowded all day long, the organizers are very happy with the second edition of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award.

The second edition of the LLPA award was organized in the context of the drupa innovation park (dip) with the support of drupa print media fair 2012, in Düsseldorf. The contest was open to any person or company, active in the field of creating, processing and printing of lenticular images. All visual effects such as flips, animation, zoom, morphing and 3D effects qualify for the award, were printed directly onto the back of lenticular sheets except for the new “artistic” category.

Daniel Pierret, DP Lenticular: “We received applications from all the continents and the quality level was very high. Last year, we received about 115 works. In 2012, due to the limitations (one work per category and 3 works per Company) we received a little bit less works (about 80) but the quality was higher due to the selection made by the participants…. As you can see on the website, there are nominees from many different countries like: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom and the USA !”

The Awards Ceremony of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award supported by drupa 2012 (LLPA) took place on 4th May at 17H in the drupa innovation park. The winners for each of the six categories received an LLPA Trophy created by Dublin Crystal and an official certificate. You’ll find the pictures of the Award Ceremony here: http://lenstarlenticularprintaward.org/winner-gallery/

The winners are:

Sales material: “Chambre” printed by Kirchner Print.Media GmbH & Co. KG, Trophy was given by Mr. Uli Bader (Heidleberg)

Premium promotional material: Desk mat “Febi” printed by WEBER Druck+Display, Trophy was given by Mr. Scott Titel (Pacur)

Packaging material: “Multi lenti” magazine cover printed by Kirchner Print.Media GmbH & Co. KG, Trophy was given by Mrs. Monika Kissing (drupa-Messe Düsseldorf)

Promotional material: Nike 3 images flip printed by Riot of Colour, Trophy was given by Mr. Daniel Pierret (DP Lenticular Ltd)

Large Format: Bock printed by Correstudio-Lentimax, Trophy was given by Mrs. Sandra Winter (Coordinator of drupa innovation park)

Artistic works: Abstract painting by Taco Visions, Trophy was given by Mr. Richard Tackx (FujiFilm Europe)

Besides the official judging, the visitors were invited to vote for the Public Prize, and elect the winner of the “Thomas Mark Supreme Public Preference Award”.

Barry Johnson, President of the Jury: “From the beginning of the show, our 2 hostesses recorded the votes of the visitor's. We are proud to announce that a total of 11123 votes were recorded during the drupa show. This a very important number and shows that drupa was "the place to be" also for this year's LLPA.”

The winner is 3D Contact from Moscow with the image called "Zombie", a real 3D photography combined with morphing.

See here the 10 highest scores:

1 Zombie (3D Contact) 2202 (almost 20% of the votes !)

2 Dolphin (3D Contact) 1134

3 Charli on a chair (Studio 3D) 759

4 Chambre (Kirchner Print.Media) 745

5 Crysis (Klenke Druck) 716

6 Triumph Shape Sensation for CBS Outdoor (Pixel) 713

7 Checker (Kirchner Print.Media) 682

8 Lenticular Calendar Collection 2012 (MBM - VOGT) 618

9 The Beauty of Parasites 2012 (BAYER –VOGT) 482

10 Nike 3 image flip (Riot of Colour) 473

Barry Johnson, President of the Jury: “The very high difference in votes shows that the winning piece was incontestably appreciated by the public. We are happy to see the results as the winning piece was also appreciated by the jury but was not awarded. This Award is well deserved!

Alexander Harlamov, 3D Contact: “You cannot even imagine how excited we are by such fantastic news here at 3D Contact …It is a great honor to all our team and huge support for our business to receive such an outstanding recognition, especially for our debut in LLPA Drupa. This comes particularly unexpected to gain a lead for both 1st and 2nd places! We are relatively young company that specializes only in lenticular print and such award undoubtedly inspires us bringing even more confidence in our efforts and further development of the business.”

Daniel Pierret, DP Lenticular: “We are happy to see that the new artistic category was really interesting and showing high quality images. It was a good step for the LLPA. Thanks to drupa and, particularly to the drupa innovation park team.”

The organizers also thank the members of the Jury for the great work they did. The LLPA 2012 JURY members were Mrs. Marie-Christine Marquat, Editor Caractère; Uli Bader, Heidelberger Druckmachinen AD; Henri Clément, 3D Photographer L’Imbricateur; Barry Johnson, Director and Creator of LENSTAR.org, President of Pacur and President of the 2012 Jury; Richard Tackx, Director Sales and Marketing for FUJIFILM Europe NV; Roel Wijnants, Product Marketing Manager Display Graphics Systems for Océ-Belgium.

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