Mercury Walch has taken the top Grand Diemen award in the print category for its Dorrie and Nobby Booklet, beating finalists Foot and Playsted and Mona for the win.
Mercury Walch is Tasmania’s largest award-winning commercial printer located in Hobart and has a history dating back to the late 1800s.
The award was handed out at the recent Tasmania Diemen Awards, now in its ninth year, which took place at the Town Hall in Hobart.
The Diemen Awards, supported by diamond sponsors Print & Visual Communication Association (PVCA) and Media Super, and other sponsors, celebrate excellence in the Tasmanian creative and craft industries and are made up of four major categories: advertising/communications, digital, design and print.
In the advertising/communications category, Mona took home the Grand Diemen gong for its The Best of Our Worst Reviews project, which also won Judge’s Choice.
Studio Decade won the Grand Diemen award in the design category for its Moonah Hotel & Cellars project, while Adam Walker Film nabbed the award for the digital category for its TasWater – Water Surety project.
Keynote speakers on the night included Kellie Northwood representing Media Super and PVCA, Zaidee Jackson from Ball and Doggett, Paul Fallon from Document Management Tasmania and Jens Kraeft from Southern Cross Austereo.
In an emotional tribute to the late PVCA president Peter Clark, Adam Glover and Amr Elsayed, Diemen co-chairs, presented Clark’s son and daughter Richard and Sarah with a special Diemen Award in acknowledgement of their father’s service to the Tasmanian print industry.
Adam went onto announce that the Print Apprentice of the year award would be renamed the Peter Clark – Print Apprentice of the year award to honour Clark’s legacy to print in Tasmania.
Accepted by Hannah Coleman from Flying Colours, the inaugural Peter Clark – Print Apprentice of the Year Award took on special meaning at this year’s Diemen Awards.
Other emerging talent were also recognised at the awards ceremony, with Mitch Williams from UTAS winning the student of the year award, Jessica Stennings winning the inclusive work award and Mark Acheson from Kindly winning the young executive of the year award.
Other non-Grand Diemen award winners include:
- Foot and Playsted for its West Coast Wilderness Railway Booklet in the 4-colour print category
- Mercury Walch for its Moulin Rouge Invitation in the print embellishments category
- Mercury Walch for its Mercury Walch Pty Ltd project in the book (offset) category
- Mercury Walch for its Dorrie and Nobby Booklet in the book (digital) category
- Flying Colours (Tas) for its House of Fudge 100gm Packaging in the packaging production category
- Mercury Walch for its Mary Poppins Opening Night Collateral within the point-of-sale print production category
- Mona for its Moo Brew Stout project in the photography category
- Sam Lyne Illustration & Design for its Eden Whisky project within the illustration category
- Angela Pelizzari for its Deborah Wace Brochure within the brochure, catalogue, booklet or publication category
- Flying Colours (Tas) for its House of Fudge 100gm Packaging within the packaging production category
- Mona for its The Best of Our Worst Reviews project within the cinematography category
- Inclusive Creatives for its BOFA Film Festival 2022 project within the brand ID category
- Studio Decade for its Moonah Hotel & Cellars project within the typography category
- Mona for its The Mush Room project within the ambient category
- Red Jelly for its Loud and Proud project within the creativity for good category
- Mona for its Mona Foma project within the art direction category
- Inclusive Creatives for its Be Open to Autism project within the creativity for inclusion category
- Advocacy Tasmania for its ‘They Would Tell You’ project within the copywriting category
- Mona for its Mona Foma project within the poster and large format outdoor category
- Mona for its The Best of Our Worst Reviews project within the mobile category
- Inclusive Creatives for its Be Open to Autism project within the radio category
- Mona for its Art Critic Dog Skivvy project within the point-of-sale category
- Cathy McAuliffe Design for its MACQ-01 project within the wild card category
- Tom Chapman for its Film Opening the Gate – King Island project within the online video category
- Red Jelly for its Believe Tasmanian project within the effectiveness category
- Mona for its The Best of Our Worst Reviews project within the television or cinema category
- Advocacy Tasmania for its ‘They Would Tell You’ project within the newspaper/magazine category
- The20 for its ‘The Shake Up’ project within the social change category
- The20 for its ‘Let’s love our water’ project within the integrated campaign category
- Mona for it’s the Mush Room project within the innovation category
- The20 for its ‘Let’s love our water’ project within the social category
- The20 for its Women in Construction project within the website category
- Adam Walker Film for its TasWater – Water Surety project within the animation and visual graphics category
- Mona for its The Best of Our Worst Reviews project within the sound design category
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