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Fees and Conditions for Participation for ICQC 2020-2022

Fees and Conditions for Participation for ICQC 2020-2022

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The International Color Quality Club is the only worldwide quality printing competition for newspapers and magazines. It has been organised every two-years since 1994 by WAN-IFRA. The competition is open to all newspapers and magazines and all printing plants, independent of the printing processes and materials used.

Color quality club membership is open to all companies that can prove high quality publication consistently over a time period of one months (March 2020 )

Registration is open until 15 February 2020. Test prints will run for five consecutive days in March 2020

The new club membersof ICQC 2020–2022 will be announced in June 2020. and will be awarded at World Publishing Expo 2020 in Berlin (October 2020), Germany.


Terms and Conditions

Who can participate?

Any single newspaper or magazine regardless of the production technology or the materials used can an participate for each of their print sites. Each publication title per location counts as a registration entry. Every entry for the competition must satisfy all competition criteria in order to guarantee a valid evaluation. 

Publishing companies that want to compare the quality of their different printing sites in an internal benchmarking and within their branches

Five technical categories cover all possibilities, e.g: the use of tinted or dark newsprint, flexo and gravure printing or digital inkjet printing.


Contest   Privacy :

WAN-IFRA will handle your participation details with discretion and your results are completely confidential. WAN-IFRA will announce only the award winning club members and will not disclose the names of all participants other than club members.


Participation fees

An entry fee is charged per registered printing location. Fees are as follows (reduced fees for WAN-IFRA members i): .

  • WAN-IFRA member Fee (1 Title)  : €1,200  
  • Non-member Fee (1 Title)             : €2,400


The below special fee is only applicable if mutiple entries are registerd under the same company name.  

No of Registration Title of same company

Total Fee for multiple number of titles 

(For WAN-IFRA member only)

1 Title € 1,200
2 Titles € 2,200
3 Titles € 3,000
4 Titles € 3,800
5 Titles € 4,600
6 Titles € 5,300
7 Titles € 6,000
8 Titles € 6,700
9 Titles € 7,400
10 Titles € 8,100
11 Titles € 8,500
12 Titles € 8,900
>12 Titles

€ 8,900


€ 400 for each additional title


Terms for the  fee

  1. + VAT applicable for country specific 
  2. WAN-IFRA members doesnt means the previous year ICQC member, its a annual premium membership for all our reports and services.
  3. It may take few weeks to process the invoice for participants and should make the payment with in three weeks from the date of invoice.
  4. Multiple discount also applies for non-member but from the non member fee criteria.


For a full refund, cancellations must be made in writing and must be received by 15 December 2019.Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after that date.

Please send your cancellation request to


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Prabhu Natrajan


2019-08-09 11:12

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The International Color Quality Club is the only worldwide printing quality competition for newspapers and magazines. Its goal is to improve the quality of reproduction and printing in production, while also increasing competitiveness as well as training and motivating all personnel. Read more ...