Although the e-mark has only been on the market for a few months, it has already been awarded numerous prizes around the world.
Red Dot Award
COLOP's e-mark received an award in one of the world's largest design competitions: the prestigious Red Dot Award 2019. The e-mark obtained an Honourable Mention in the category Product Design, which the renowned jury awards for a particularly well executed aspect of design work. Among more than 5,500 submissions from designers and manufacturers from 55 nations, the e-mark was one of this year's awarded products. The prize was awarded for best design quality, well thought-out detailed solutions and a high degree of innovation. The evaluation of the international jury also focused on criteria such as functionality, formal quality, longevity and ergonomics.
Awards in Austria: Upper Austrian National Award for Innovation
At the prize ceremony for the Upper Austrian National Award for Innovation COLOP’s e-mark was one of this year’s winners!
At the gala evening on Thursday, 24th of October 2019, at the ORF studio in Linz the red carpet was rolled out for the most innovative and creative minds.
The impressive achievements of companies and research institutions from Upper Austria were celebrated and brought on stage. The National Innovation Award is an indicator of how well the region and its businesses are prepared for the future.
There were even two prizes awarded to COLOP this evening: the prize within the category large enterprises (3rd place) and the jury prize for business model innovation - endowed with 4,000 euros.
The trophy and two certificates were presented to CEO Ernst Faber by state councillor Markus Achleitner and the rector of the JKU, Meinhard Lukas.
The newspaper “OÖNachrichten” awarded the "Digitalos" for the first time on October 22nd, 2019 together with the bank “Sparkasse Oberösterreich” and the Linzer Tabakfabrik - an award for all those who stand out in the digital world and have their headquarters based in Upper Austria.
In the Digital Transformation category, COLOP was shortlisted among the Top 5. We were delighted to receive a certificate and 4,000 euros for media services in the channels of the newspaper “OÖNachrichten”.
Award in Germany
In Germany, the e-mark is one of the Top 100 Office products of the year 2019 and has been awarded a certificate by the magazine "Das Büro", a magazine that specializes in topics related to modern office solutions.
Winner in Benelux
As proud winner in the office supplies category, the COLOP e-mark emerged at the Benelux Office Products Awards 2019. At this award ceremony, the e-mark was previously even nominated in four categories: PC products, office equipment, office supplies and for the Innovation Award.
The fact that digitisation bears great opportunities, was shown by the jury's assessment of the COLOP e-mark. COLOP responded perfectly to the changing market conditions. The jury considered the e-mark a successful example of a great innovation that stands out especially in the traditional stamp area and precisely meets the modern spirit of the time.
Awards in the UK
As part of the Stationers' Innovation Excellence Awards 2019 in the UK, the COLOP e-mark won the Product Design category. The award highlights outstanding innovations within the office supplies industry and goes to companies such as COLOP, which play an important role in the British economy.
At Langstane's Re: fresh Business Show 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the COLOP e-mark was chosen by customers to be the "product of the show" from a broad variety of products. The company Langstane is Scotland's largest office supplies retailer.
As one of the finalists in the category desk accessories at the supplier stationery awards 2019, the e-mark won the “Editor's Choice Award” of the Business Info Magazine as one of the most notable product launches this year.
Currently, the e-mark is shortlisted in the category "New Product of the Year" at the BOSS Industry Awards 2019.
Award in Poland
The COLOP e-mark won the Gold Medal in the course of the Polish fair "FestiwalMarketingu.pl" that took place from 18th to 19th of September 2019 in Warsaw. The e-mark received the award in particular for its manifold applications and its versatility. As a result of winning this medal, COLOP Poland received numerous inquiries concerning the product of many potential buyers. A successful exhibition!
Award at the office supplies fair in Singapore
At the Office Expo Asia 2019, the international office supplies fair, which took place from 15th to 17th July 2019 in Singapore, the COLOP e-mark was awarded the Product Innovation Excellence (PIE) Award. The PIE Award recognises creativity, breakthrough innovation, and outstanding design in the field of office supplies, stationery, and packaging. The prize goes to products that have the potential to significantly change the working world of tomorrow.
Prizes in Cuba
At the "Feria Internacional de la Habana" in Cuba, in the beginning of November 2019, the Product Design Award went to the COLOP e-mark.
We are very grateful for all awarded prizes! We definitely consider it as confirmation that we are on the right track with the e-mark and that we can expect a lot from future developments.
Your COLOP Team!