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  • 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.

  • GAMAA extends closing date for $15,000 grant

    The closing date for the 2013 GAMAA Industry Overseas Internship Grant, which is valued at $15,000, has been extended to 30 March, 2013.  

    Initiated by GAMAA last year, the grant allows the successful applicant to undertake an internship with companies of their choosing anywhere in the world.

    Last year’s winner, Peter Barnet of Bambra Press in Melbourne, visited the USA where he attended the Direct Marketing Association (DMA12) show in Las Vegas, met with a number of visionary digital printing firms and undertook an intense weekend workshop with marketing wizard Seth Godin, Barnet’s marketing mentor.  

    Internships can be undertaken in marketing, new media, print, graphic design and other nominated disciplines related to the print media field. The outcome of the successful Grant will be a research paper documenting the recipient’s experience and how these learnings can be applied to the Australian market.

    “This is a fantastic opportunity for someone in the industry to expand their knowledge base and contribute to the future of our industry,” says Karen Goldsmith (pictured), GAMAA executive director. “I encourage those who are interested in applying for the GAMAA Grant to call me to discuss their project prior to submitting an application. Even if you only have the germ of an idea, let’s talk about it to see how it may be developed.”

    Applications for the 2013 GAMAA Industry Overseas Internship Grant close on March 30, 2013. Please visit the GAMAA website for more information – www.gamaa.net.au – or call GAMAA on (02) 9869 0010