The winners of this year’s Print Futures Awards received their awards, which are grants of up to £1,500 to help people aged 18 to 30 years pay for training, at an event kindly hosted by The Rt Hon. the Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and organised by The Printing Charity at the House of Lords on 20 July.
Baroness Dean, The Printing Charity’s 2017 President, said: “The awards have gone from strength to strength, with a record 275 applications and 78 winners this year. It renews my faith in the industry to see so many talented young people joining a very old industry but one that is now wide-ranging with modern technologies.”
Lord Black of Brentwood, Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group and President Emeritus of The Printing Charity, said: “The winners are coming into an industry with a bright future. The speed of change is not only exciting but producing so many opportunities across the media sector for people with dynamism and a commitment to lifelong learning.”
Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, said: “Our reach this year has been incredibly diverse, with winners from the Shetlands to Cornwall and industry sectors ranging from pre-press and papermaking to graphic design. This fantastic result has been achieved in partnership with colleges, universities, industry and trade associations. We believe in the sector’s future and that is what the awards are all about.”
At the event, The Printing Charity’s Chairman, Jon Wright, paid tribute to Terry Ulrick, the driving force behind the Print Futures Awards, who sadly passed away this year. Setting up the awards in 2003 to help young people train to work in print, publishing, packaging and graphic arts was one of his proudest achievements in a 50-year-plus print career.
This year’s winners are: Ben Abbiss, Jennifer Acton, Mary Ashcroft, Dieter Ashton, Amy Banda, Josh Bartholomew, Phyllida Bluemel, Laura Borrelli, Lily Bowden, Julia Bradley, Catriona Brazendale, Lucy Bryant, Catherine Buckmaster, Jodie Burr, Samuel Callard, Fiona Callingham, Lauren Campbell, Michael Cassidy, Ben Chamberlain, Szu-yun Chang, Hamish Chapman, Katharine Charleson, Benjamin Charman, Yin Yu Chen, Daniel Clark, Charlotte Coldwell, Emily Collis, Charlotte Cox, Stephanie Cox, Nicola Crane, Sarah Crookes, Costanza De Luca, Camilla di Liberto, Cecilia Dinwoodie, Jay Drinkall, Talitha Duncan-Todd, Rhea Evers, Charlon Flynn, Brandon Hartley, Alexandra Holmes, Kayleigh Hope, Georgina Hopkins, Lucy Hutchinson, Rosemary Iles, Georgia Irving, Emma Irwin, Gabrielle Keepfer, Susannah Keogh, Laura Lindley, Hamza Loonat, Julia Marco Campmany, Hannah McAdams, Jonathan McIntosh, Jordan Mellor, Adam Miller, Samantha Miller, Sofia Niazi, Natasha Onwuemezi, Nina O’Reilly, Linlin Pan, Holly Patrick, Hayley Pearce, Stefan Pintea, Thomas Read, Áine Ryan, Alexander Sharp, Danielle Shaw, Molly Slight, Christopher Smith, Marcroy Smith, Yosef Smyth, Niamh Tierney, Louise Upton, Lucy Vallance, Sam Wallis, Charlotte Whiting, Eleanor Wyatt, and Maria Zygogianni.
About The Printing Charity: The Printing Charity is proud of its heritage and since 1827 has been supporting people of all ages working in printing, packaging and publishing. Its charitable aims include promoting independence, protecting dignity and furthering education. It meets the needs of those it helps through one-off and regular grants, and working strategically with industry partners to attract and retain future talent in the industry, as well as its own flagship Print Futures Awards.