The 33rd International Publishers Congress, taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 10-12 November 2022 will see the inauguration of two new IPA awards. These awards will be presented every 2 years at the International Publishers Congress:
- IPA Champion Award to celebrate individuals who have, during their career, gone above and beyond the norm to help the IPA achieve its goals on behalf of the publishing industry.
- IPA Innovation in Publishing Award to celebrate groups or individuals that implement innovative practices in publishing that can be replicated by others to the benefit of the whole industry.
The call for nominations for this inaugural ceremony took place among IPA members during the course of 2022. The laureates will be announced at the 33rd International Publishers Congress in Jakarta on 10th November.
José Borghino said: A strong and united publishing industry requires publishers moving forward together, seizing new opportunities, transforming publishing practices and environments, and adapting to new circumstances and challenges. This requires innovative approaches and committed individuals who dedicate their time and energy to bringing the publishing world together. We are looking forward to celebrating two very worthy laureates in Jakarta.
Eligibility for the IPA Champion Award
Any publisher who is a current or former employee of an IPA member, or a current or former employee of the IPA is eligible for this award, which may be granted posthumously. The recipient may still be active in the publishing industry, within IPA and/or within a Publishers Association when being nominated for the award.
Past or current IPA Presidents are NOT eligible. Current or immediate past members of the IPA Executive Committee, or Chairs of any IPA Committees and previous awardees are NOT eligible for the award.
Eligibility for the IPA Innovation in Publishing Award
Independent publishers, publishing houses, Publishers Associations, or groups/individuals working within these institutions, that have led and implemented an original, innovative idea that may benefit the publishing industry are eligible. Eligibility is not affected if the publishing party collaborated with a third party from outside the publishing industry.
The purpose of these initiatives may involve, but is not limited to, protecting copyright, upholding freedom to publish, executing successful digital transformations, achieving diversity and inclusiveness in the industry, and driving education, reading or literacy. The initiative must exhibit a degree of innovation.