Frankie Abraham of Visy Industries took out the top prize at the LIA’s Graduate of the Year Awards, setting him up to go on and compete in the association’s national awards later this year.
The LIA’s national Graduate night will see a top winner rewarded with $15,000 to place towards their education, with second prize winning a trip to a printing convention.
Other graduates to reach the finals – sponsored by Heidelberg and held in Lidcombe last night – for this year from NSW were Jessica Bevan of JA Wales, Simon Morrisey of Kwik Kopy Wollongong and Sean Norton of SkillSet –Spatial Services.
Speaking at the event on the future of print and bringing young blood into the industry were Andrew Macaulay, CEO of the PIAA; paper and print advocate Kellie Northwood, and Karen Goldsmith, general manager of Visual Connections.
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