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  • Adams Print dominates VIC PICAs

    (l-r) Andrew Macaulay, CEO PIAA, Stephen Assimo, regional manager Media Super, and Paul Mitchell, industrial relations manager PIAA, at the Victorian PICAs.

    The final round of state PICAs before next month’s PIAA National Print Awards have been awarded this week with Adam’s Print winning six gold medals at the Victorian event and Multi Colour Corp and Openbook Howden leading the way in South Australia.

    Adams Print, a digital and offset business founded 120 years ago, was the clear winner at the Victorian awards hosted on Wednesday night at the PIAA Offices in Mulgrave, walking away with six gold medals and a total medal count of 13.

    Adams Print won the Judges Award for Van Gogh.

    “Members flocked to the awards night and enjoyed an evening of celebration, networking and an opportunity to rediscover the venue as their own,” says Darcy De Losa, the PIAA’s marketing and communications manager. “With over 132 print pieces entered, the standard was high and ensured that the awards went to companies who have truly excelled in their field and pushed the limits of creativity.”

    Adams Print won the Ball & Doggett Judges Award for its work Van Gogh, while Whirlwind Print won a Highly Commended for One Barangaroo.

    Other gold medal winners included Blue Star Print, Chapel Press, Pandoras Boxes, Labelhouse, Nulab Group, Printgraphics, Rooster IMC and Lorimier.

    The full list of Victoria PICA medal winners can be found here.

    The South Australian awards were hosted on Monday night at the Hackney Hotel, with Multi Colour Corporation Australia receiving three gold medals and Openbook Howden Print & Design winning two golds and seven medals overall.

    The winning team from Openbook Howden at the SA PICAs.

    Multi Colour’s entry Silken Beastie won the Ball & Doggett Judges Award and Openbook Howden’s Ivanhoe Grammar School Year Book received the Ball & Doggett Highly Commended Judges Award.

    Other gold medal winners included Kwik Kopy Norwood and CCL Labels.

    The full list of South Australia PICA winners can be seen here.

    “It is indicative of the excellence and innovation of the industry that we have had such a high calibre of print submitted this year,” says PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay. “It’s important to celebrate our industry, the printers and their craft, and to ensure that as an industry we are showcasing the visual communications industry contribution to the Australian economy.”

    More photos from the two state events can be found here.

    The PICAs were sponsored Media Super, Ball & Doggett, Bottcher, and Spot Productions.

    All gold medalists from the state PICAs progress to the National Print Awards to be held in Sydney, June 29th at Brighton Lakes Golf Club. The NPA’s will include an Industry golf day and summit.

    Tickets will be available shortly at