The Print & Visual Communication Association (PVCA) has revised categories and announced key dates for the 2020 Printing Industry Creativity Awards.
According to the association, as a result of member feedback, the updated categories are designed to set a new standard that will showcase the strengths of print businesses in Australia.
One example is a brand new category for design students named Design2Print! which rewards exemplary design that has gone to print. The winning piece will be auctioned for charity at the 37th annual National Print Awards presented in partnership with Media Super.
“With revised categories as a result of member feedback, PVCA board oversight and international judging panel insight the competition for gold will be fierce,” it said, in a statement.
“Based on the success of having an independent international judging panel the awards will again source international experts to judge the revised categories.
“International judges raised the profile and validity of the National Print Awards. This has been recognised both within our industry and from consumers of industry services. It was noteworthy the large presence of customers at the National Print Awards and at Print2Parliament!”
Following the success of the second annual Print2Parliament! the awards program winners will be taken to Parliament House. Gold national winners will have the opportunity to exhibit their work to policy makers at the third annual Print2Parliament! in October 2020.
Entries for the awards officially open in 20 January 2020, with key dinner dates as follows:
Adelaide, South Australia – 24 April
Gold Coast, Queensland – 30 April (During Visual Impact Gold Coast)
Melbourne, Victoria – 15 May
Sydney, New South Wales – 22 May
Perth, Western Australia – 30 May
The 37th annual National Print Awards – 31 July
Entrants will be able to review all new categories, submission guidelines and gala dates at www.PrintingAwards.com.au from December 2019.
Members of the PVCA will once again receive their first entry into the awards for free.
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