Posts Tagged ‘award’

  • WA newsman gets the GAMAA guernsey and $15,000

    Derek Williamson, digital imaging manager, West Australian Newspapers is the recipient of this year’s GAMAA Industry Overseas Internship Grant. He intends to explore the uses of continuous feed digital printing, especially as it applies to newspapers.

    “[It is] a new technology that plays a crucial role for long-term sustainability of print and one that has the potential for substantial growth over coming years,” he said. He will conduct research in the UK and Europe  before returning and writing a report on his finding for GAMAA to share with the wider industry.

    Adrian Fleming, President GAMAA congratulated Williamson on behalf of the members of the merchants association, saying, “Our industry needs to continue to look at print in new ways and to find sustainable solutions. Derek’s experience and passion for print, combined with his well thought-out, and outcomes-based proposal, resulted in a unanimous decision to award him the 2014 Grant”.

    According to Williamson  he relishes being selected and having the opportunity to analyse and identify new ideas and technologies for the web printing industry, to keep Australia consistent with current and emerging global industry trends. “The GAMAA Internship Grant will provide networks and direct contacts globally, to ensure Australia reaps the benefits currently enjoyed by technology specialists in overseas markets”.

    "Exhilarated and excited', Derek Williamson, GAMAA Award winner.

    In regards to his chosen topic of Continuous Feed Inkjet Printing he says, “This technology is relatively new and is only scratching the surface of work produced in traditional print companies. I intend on identifying companies that are utilising new innovative methods of reaching their target audience and discovering how they overcame any challenges.

    “Learning from industry experts will strengthen my current abilities to identify the virtually limitless possibilities Continuous Feed presents for business and consumers alike”.

    Opening Doors  & Expanding Boundaries for industry professionals are is the motive behind the GAMAA Industry Overseas Internship Grant. This annual Grant allows the successful applicant to undertake an internship with companies of their choosing anywhere in the world.

    Internships can be undertaken in marketing, new media, print, graphic design and other nominated disciplines related to the print media field.

  • The LIA unveils Graduate of the Year

    The Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) is set to reveal the LIA/Heidelberg Graduate of the Year from its list of finalists at a gala dinner in Sydney on Tuesday 4 June. 

    The dinner, to be held at North Ryde RSL, will not only feature some of the most outstanding graduates of 2012, but will feature Wayne Pearce (pictured), former rugby league great, FOX Sports commentator and inaugural Australian Rugby League commission member.

    According to David Wells, president of the LIA NSW branch, this year’s event was made possible with the help of Heidelberg Australia.

    “Once again it is a privilege to have a sponsor of the calibre of Heidelberg associated with our premier evening,” says Wells. “The long term support of the future leaders of our industry by Heidelberg is greatly appreciated by both our committee and the graduates.

    “This awards ceremony is an ideal opportunity for you to bring along your valued customers and showcase the future leaders of our industry while hearing a truly entertaining and inspirational speaker. Corporate tables of eight and 10 are available. I look forward to seeing you there,” he says.

    Luke Wooldridge, co-chairman of the judging panel, says: “the quality of the graduates was extremely high once again with little separating this year’s contenders.”

    The NSW LIA committee invites you to honour and support our outstanding graduates during this year’s awards ceremony. This year’s winning graduate will be selected from the following seven finalists:

    –       Patricia Teo – Jet Swimwear

    –       Samuel Moss – Sinnott Brothers

    –       Romeo Abellana – ANZPAC Services

    –       Lauren Peatman – Intergrated Marketing Solutions

    –       Nicole Clark – News Limited

    –       Shanmugan Vadiveloo – Ligare Book Printers

    The complete details for the event are:

    Date: Tuesday 4th of June 2013

    Time: Pre-dinner drinks from 6:30PM

    Cost: $99.00 – three-course meal and beverages

    Location: The Grand Pittwater Function Centre, North Ryde RSL, 88 Magdala Road, North Ryde NSW

    Contact: Bookings can only be made by email or Fax to Mike Williams at or by Fax to 02 9648 1258.