The entries will be divided into small, medium and big categories. The gravure process, maps and motifs will be introduced in the 7th edition of the awards.
The main categories of offset, screen printing, flexography, gravure, small offset and digital printing, will further be divided in 47 categories.
The invites for the nominations will be circulated in March. The team for the 7th NAEP will be administered by Manoj Mehta, C R Janardhana and Dev Nair. Additionally, Arun Berry, Vinod Jain, Raveendra Joshi, V Ravi, Uday Dhote, Surendra Dhote, Joginder Singh and Nagasunder will represent their region for co-ordination.
B L Srinivasa will administer the NAEP-2012 website and Kamal Chopra will be the organising secretary of the event.
NAEP are the only awards for printing and packaging industry supported by the Government of India.