BPIF opens applications for two awards

Richard Stuart-Turner
Friday, May 26, 2023

Applications have opened for two BPIF Awards – The Kathy Woodward Award for Learning and the Victor Watson Trophy.

Both awards will be presented at this year’s BPIF Annual Print Reception
Both awards will be presented at this year’s BPIF Annual Print Reception

Launched in 2015 in memory of the BPIF’s CEO Kathy Woodward, who passed away in 2014, the £1,000 Award, sponsored by Webmart, supports individuals in the print, packaging, and graphic design industries to further their careers. Last year the award went to Rebekah Selwood-Starr from Berkshire Labels.

To apply for the £1,000 award, applicants need to submit a 500-word proposal on why they believe they should win the award, and how they would spend the money to further their careers in the print, packaging, or graphic design industries.

All applications for the Kathy Woodward Award should be made online at www.britishprint.com/kathywoodward. The closing deadline for applications is Thursday 22 June 2023.

Meanwhile, now in its eighth year, the Victor Watson Trophy was launched in memory of Victor Watson CBE DL to recognise a Young Person of Outstanding Achievement. It is open to any young person under the age of 31 at the time of the presentation, who is employed in the printing industry.

This includes the printing supply chain, from journalism through to all aspects of printing and allied trades such as publishing, manufacturing, or operating presses, driving, cleaning, advertising, photography, graphic arts, making ink, and recycling paper.

The nominator and nominee do not have to be associated with any particular organisation. The recipient of the trophy will be encouraged to apply for a Printing Charity bursary of £1,500. Last year, the Victor Watson Trophy went to Ethan Hull from Northend.

To nominate someone for this award, apply online at www.britishprint.com/victorwatson. The deadline for nominations also closes on Thursday 22 June 2023.

Both awards will be presented at this year’s BPIF Annual Print Reception at the House of Lords on 13 July 2023.

For more information, contact Heena Bulsara at heena.bulsara@bpif.org.uk.

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