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The Printing Charity sponsors BBD&PA Best Student Book Award

The Printing Charity is sponsoring this year’s Best Student Book Award, one of the categories in the British Book Design and Production Awards organised by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) in association with Oxford Brookes University, The Bookseller, The Publishers Association and BookMachine.

The Best Student Book Award is open to anyone studying in full- or part-time education on a recognised publishing, printing or design-based course in the UK and Ireland. The winner will receive a cheque for £500, a trophy at the awards evening on 16 November, and work experience with a designer, publisher or printer. The category is free to enter and the deadline for entries is 30 June 2017.

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, says: “We’re delighted to support this award. Our initiatives for young people and new talent entering the industry are a growing part of our work. Last year our education activities and partnerships helped 537 young people and we aim to increase this through growing existing and new industry partnerships in future.”

Charles Jarrold, Chief Executive of the British Printing Industries Federation, says: “The UK books industry is a vibrant place, so I expect that we will again see some wonderful entries in this category highlighting both the capabilities of the students coming into our industry, and the unique ability of books to showcase these. With all that The Printing Charity does to support young people in our sector, their support for this award is immensely appreciated.”

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.

About the British Book Design & Production Awards: The British Book Design and Production Awards are one of the most prestigious and popular literary events of the year. Organised by the BPIF (British Printing Industries Federation) in association with Oxford Brookes University, The Bookseller, The Publishers Association and BookMachine, the awards recognise and promote the excellence of the British book design and production industry by celebrating the beauty and craftsmanship of printed books. For more information, follow @BBDPAwards

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