On the occasion of the opening ceremony of the 61st International Calendar Show, the prizes coveted by the experts for calendars were handed out in the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart on 20 January 2011. 1056 calenders were submitted for evaluation from Germany and nine other countries, led by Japan. The top class jury from the GKS, Grafischer Klub Stuttgart, gave 60 prizes in total. Gold, silver, bronze, and awards for outstanding individual technical performance and the Award of Excellence in ten different catego-ries.
The 2011 calendar entitled "Peak Performances" from Papierfabrik Scheufe-len, Lenningen, was awarded silver. The certificate was accepted for Scheufelen by the Head of Marketing, Irmgard Glanz and by Sabrina Reg-ber, Marketing, together with the designers from the Agentur Strichpunkt and representatives of the printing and media company druckpartner, Es-sen. The wall calendar from Scheufelen also received the Award of Excel-lence for outstanding graphic design.
Scheufelen invites calendar enthusiasts on a journey to the world of records and extremes. The creative staff of the Agentur Strichpunkt developed twelve exciting calendar motifs from various areas of human endeavour to-gether with their client, creating an unmistakable design. Month by month. Peak performances from space travel, science, technology, music and more. Ingeniously implemented - with outstanding graphic design. The cal-endar sheets were produced on the coated Scheufelen paper varieties PhoeniXmotion, Job Parilux, heaven 42 and BVS. The differently selected paper qualities and colourings complete the overall peak performances con-cept. The production notes at the end of the calendar explain the specially used print finishing, such as blind and hot foil embossing, day and night fluo-rescent colours, iriodin varnish and other partial varnishes.
The calendar show is among the largest presentations of this type world-wide and is an important platform for the whole print and media sector in Europe. All productions submitted, including the calendars that received awards, can be seen in the Haus der Witrtschaft until the middle of February 2011.