Best Banknote and ID Document


High Security Printing Latin America 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 Asia. To nominate a project, please use the form at the bottom of this page. The deadline for nominations is 14 January 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

The First Family of Bills of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

Banco Central de Bolivia

Best New Banknote

The Mexican 500 Peso

Banco de Mexico

Best New Commemorative Banknote

Uruguay 50 Pesos

Banco Central de Uruguay

Regional ID Document of the Year

Best New ePassport

The New ePassport of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

Direction General de Migration Bolivia

Best ePassport Upgrade

The New Colombian e-Passport

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Colombia

Previous Years’ Winners

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Regional Banknote 

2016 Best New Series

New Cordobas Series

Banco Central de Nicaragua

2015 Best New Series

New Argentine Banknote Series

Casa de Moneda Argentina

2014 Best New Banknote

New 100 Nuevos Soles

Reserve Central Bank of Peru

2013 Best New Banknote

100 Pesos Eva Perón note

Central Bank of Argentina

Regional ID Document

2015 Best New ID card

National Electronic ID Card (DNIe) of Peru

Registro Nacional de Identificación y Estado Civil, Peru

2014 Best New ID card

New Chilean Drivers Licence

Casa de Moneda de Chile

Special Achievement Award

2016 Special Achievement

100,000 Pesos

Banco de la República de Colombia

2014 Lifetime Achievement

Alec Hutchinson


2014 Lifetime Achievement

Malcolm Cuthbertson

Intergraf Committee of Experts

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 14 January 2022.