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Judgement day for National Print Awards

Tuesday, 11 March 2008
By Print21

A competitive spirit makes for tough judging in this year’s National Print Awards.

After two gruelling days of scrutinising over entries, the independent panel have now completed the judging process. Chairman of judges, Rod Urquhart, described the quality of entries received this year as the best ever, citing a decline in the number of flaws.

"Based on the excellent results from the last few years, the fact that judges unanimously rated this year’s quality as the best ever is indeed a great compliment to the print producers of this country," he said.

Judging the work submitted across 32 categories involved choosing the one that was picture perfect, Urquhart said. "The task of separating entries often comes down to deciding whichever is the nearest to perfect, and so even tiny faults well within commercial acceptability are taken into account."

To Urquhart, the quality of this year’s entries is further proof that Australian printers are all out there with one intention: to be the very best and score gold. "It strongly suggests that the various printing awards continue to fulfil one of their primary functions – to increase the competitiveness of the Australian industry," he said.

Winners of this year’s 25th National Print Awards will be presented with awards at the official ceremony on Wednesday 16 April, 2008. Tickets are available by calling the National Print Awards office on 03 8541 7333 or emailing

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