PVCA extends PICA deadline

The Print and Visual Communication Association (PVCA) has extended the deadline for submissions for the Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICA) as a result of the operational impact of the coronavirus.

PVCA has extended the date from March 6 to March 13.

“Due to the Wuhan virus and operational impact to a number of members, we have extended the entry deadline by one week. We encourage industry members to take advantage of this extension,” PVCA CEO Andrew Macaulay said.

PVCA also mentioned that industry members are going for gold and it has seen increased entries across all the revised categories.

Winning gold at a state level will see entrants compete in their chosen category at the National Print Awards. Successful gold recipients will then be displayed in Parliament House to policy makers at the third annual Print 2 Parliament!

“PVCA members have been utilising their first free entry thanks to a successful golden ticket campaign that was aimed at highlighting this year’s golden theme,” the association said, in a statement.

“First time participants and returning entrants are all in the race to see who will be awarded during the state PICAs.”

The first state-based PICA event will be held in Adelaide on April 24 with the national round of dinners culminating in the National Print Awards to be held in Sydney on July 31.

Key dates for the diary:

13th March – Entries close
24th April – Adelaide, South Australia PICA
30th April – Gold Coast, Queensland PICA
15th May – Melbourne, Victoria PICA
22nd May – Sydney, New South Wales PICA
30th May – Perth, Western Australia PICA
31st July – National Print Awards (Sydney)

Details about all 31 categories for the 2020 awards can be found here.

An international judging panel will again preside over the entries which the PVCA said will set the benchmark for excellence of print in Australia. Click here to enter.

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