Best Banknote and ID Document


High Security Printing Asia 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 EMEA and Latin America. To nominate a project, please use the form at the bottom of this page. The deadline for nominations is 21 October 2022.

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.

2019 Winners

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Regional Banknote of the Year

Best New Series

New Kina Series

Bank of Papua New Guinea

Best New Banknote

15,000 Riel

National Bank of Cambodia

Best New Commemorative Banknote

20 Patacas

Monetary Authority of Macau

Regional ID Document of the Year

Best New ePassport

Hong Kong SAR ePassport

Hong Kong Immigration Department

Best New ID card

Hong Kong Smart ID Card

Hong Kong Immigration Department

Previous Years’ Winners

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Regional Banknote 

2018 Best New Series

Hong Kong Series

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

2018 Best New Banknote

1,000 Baht

Bank of Thailand

2018 Best New Commemorative Banknote

2,000 Won

Bank of Korea

2016 Best New Banknote

Australian $5

Reserve Bank of Australia

2016 Best New Commemorative Banknote

100 Yuan

The People’s Bank of China

2016 Best New Commemorative Banknote

100 Dong

State Bank of Vietnam

2015 Best New Series

Brighter Money Series

Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)

2015 Best New Banknote

1,000 Baht

Bank of Thailand

2014 Best New Series

New Kuwaiti Dinar Series

Central Bank of Kuwait

2012 Best New Series

Fijian Banknote Series

Reserve Bank of Fiji

Regional ID Document

2018 Best New ePassport

Malaysian ePassport

Immigration Department of Malaysia

2018 Best New ID card

Philippines Seafarer eID card

Philippines Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)

2016 Best New ePassport

Philippines ePassport

Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs

2015 Best New ID card

Nigeria National Identity Card

National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria

2015 Best New ID card

Macao SAR Resident Identity Card

Macao SAR Identification Services Bureau

2014 Best New ePassport

Oman e-passport

Royal Oman Police

2012 Best New ID card

South African National Identity Card

South Africa Home Affairs

Lifetime Achievement Award

2018 Lifetime Achievement

Lydia Chan

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

2012 Lifetime Achievement

Dr Nopporn Pramoney

Bank of Thailand

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 . The deadline for nominations is 21 October 2022.