Best Banknote and ID Document

 

High Security Printing EMEA plays host to two prestigious industry awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement in banknote and ID security.

Similar regional awards are made at our other events in Asia and Latin America. To nominate a project, please use the form at the bottom of this page. The deadline for nominations for 2021 to be advised.

Award Categories

Regional Banknote

This award recognises outstanding achievement in the design, technical sophistication and security of a banknote or banknote series.

Regional ID Document

This award promotes the best in security printing, system infrastructure and implementation of a government passport, identity or other security card scheme.

2020 Winners

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Regional Banknote of the Year

Best New Series

New Dram Series

Central Bank of Armenia

Best New Banknote

JMW Turner £20

Bank of England

Best New Commemorative Banknote

19 Zloty

National Bank of Poland

Regional ID Document of the Year

Best New National eID Card

Belgium’s New National eID Card

Belgian National Register

Best New ePassport

Malta New ePassport

Identity Malta

Best New National eID Card

Latvia’s New National eID Card

Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, Latvia

Best New ePassport

Lithuania New ePassport

Service of Technological Security of State Documents, Lithuania

Previous Years’ Winners

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Regional Banknote 

2019 Best New Series

Swiss Franc 9th Series

Swiss National Bank

2019 Best New Banknote

100lev

Bulgaria National Bank

2019 Best New Commemorative Banknote

Rand – Mandela Series

South African Reserve Bank

2018 Best New Banknote

500 Dram

Central Bank of Armenia

2018 Best New Commemorative Banknote

2000 Som

National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic

2017 Best New Banknote

500 Zloty

Narodowy Bank Polski

2016 Best New Series

Lari Series

National Bank of Georgia

2016 Best New Banknote

20,000 Tenge

National Bank of Kazakhstan

2015 Best New Banknote

20 Zloty

National Bank of Poland

2014 Best New Banknote

100 Rubles

Central Bank of Russia

Regional ID Document

2019 Best New ePassport

New Tanzanian ePassport

Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Tanzania

2019 Best New National eID Card

New National eID Card

Police and Border Guard Board of Estonia

2019 Best New ID Document

New ID Document

Germany Bundeskriminalamt

2018 Best New ePassport

New Kuwait ePassport

Kuwait Ministry of Interior

2018 Best New National eID Card

Jordan’s New eID Card

Ministry of Interior, Jordan

2017 Best New ID Document

New Finnish eID and ePassport

Ministry of the Interior Finland

2016 Best New National eID Card

DNI Electrónico 3.0

Spanish National Police Corps

2016 Best New ID card

Irish Passport Card

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ireland

2015 Best New ID card

Romania’s Identity Card

Ministry of Interior and Public Administration, Romania

2014 Best New ePassport

Irish E-Passport

Irish Passport Office

Special Achievement Award

2017 Special Achievement Award

1 Rial

Central Bank of Oman

2017 Special Achievement Award

Service of Technological Security of State Documents

Ministry of Finance, Lithuania

2014 Special Achievement Award

750 Years as a Paper Producer

Fabriano

Make a Nomination

The award judges comprise the Board of Directors of Reconnaissance International, the conference organiser and publisher of Currency News and ID & Secure Document News.

Nominations are also sought from the high security printing community and this community will be invited to take part in the process of shortlisting winners as well.

If you have a project that you would like to nominate for this year’s event, please submit the details using the form below or email Sam Burns sam@reconnaissance-intl.com. The deadline for nominations for 2021 to be advised.