Posts Tagged ‘PICAs’

  • NPAs tee off in Sydney’s southwest

    The 2018 National Print Awards will be held at Brighton Lakes Golf Club in Moorebank, southwestern Sydney, on June 29. The big night will feature the gold-medal winners from each state’s PICA awards.

    According to Andrew Macaulay, CEO of Printing Industries, the nominees this year truly represent the best of the best Australia’s printers have to offer, and not just from the big states – smaller markets such as Tasmania and the Northern Territory now have the chance to compete on the national stage. “These are truly national print awards, and truly a representation of the best that has come out of each state,” he said. “This is about quality and it shouldn’t matter where you’re producing it – we’re in a national economy, and this is a way of showcasing work on a national scale.”

    The venue, well outside Sydney’s CBD, was selected in response to members’ feedback that the awards should be held at a location closer to their businesses. “Venues in the CBD are neither near where printers are nor very affordable. This is a terrific venue which has hosted a number of industry events, and was recommended by some members,” said Macaulay.

    Macaulay encourages printers to sign up for the day’s events preceding the awards, including a golf day, seminars, and the PIAA’s annual general meeting. “The industry golf day will be a fun social event, and people should definitely book because it’ll sell out quickly. We also encourage all members to attend the industry seminars and the AGM in the afternoon, where we’ll give an account of our actions and our vision for the future.”

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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.

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