Print Futures Awards gets 30,000 cash injection

By Pamela Mardle, Friday 18 January 2013

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The Printing Charity has injected 30,000 into 2013's Print Futures Awards, enabling the scheme to hand out 20 prizes to the industry's most promising individuals.

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The sponsor has more than tripled its investment in the awards from £8,500 in 2012, when eight prizes were up for grabs.

Print Futures Awards offers bursaries of £1,500 to individuals wanting to undertake training courses to further their careers in the UK print industry.

The scheme is also sponsored by Unite the Union and the BPIF, which have also contributed to the prize fund.

Applications are open to UK residents aged between 16 and 30 already working in the print, publishing or graphic arts sectors. The winners will receive their awards at a prestigious ceremony to be held in the House of Lords in July.

The Printing Charity chief executive Stephen Gilbert said: "Our trustees have decided to further back our work amongst young people. In these tough economic times, it is good news that this extra help is available for young people seeking training and education who want to develop their skills and improve their earning ability."

The closing date for entries is 31 May and candidates can download their application forms from www.printfuturesawards.com.

Contact Print Futures Awards secretary Terry Ulrick on 07850105027 or terryulrick@tucommunications.co.uk for more information.





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