By Ismail Mulla – Business Reporter
A record number of bursaries were handed out by the Printing Charity at its Print Futures Awards ceremony at the House of Lords.
The Print Futures Awards, which are designed to give young people a start in the creative and digital industries, saw 80 applicants this year and a record number of 37 were chosen for the award…..
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The 2015 Print Futures Awards received a record 80 entries and the 37 winners, the highest number since the Awards were launched in 2003, received their cheques at our industry event kindly hosted by Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde at the House of Lords on 23 July 2015.
This year’s winners are: Kemi Alemoru, Scott Anderson, Christian Byron, Thomas Cert, Lucy Chapman, Liam Coleman, Kiel Cormack, Conor Crozier, Sarah Daniel, Melanie Edwards, Cristina Garriga, Bethany Gault, Robyn Glendinning, Alex Howell, Emily Hoyland, Sarah Kelly, Corin Kennington, Rebecca King, Emmanuella Kwenortey, Amy Lambert, Isabel Lea, Annalise Lewis, Lisa Matzi, Elena Mourdjis, Rowan Powell, Helen Rabbitte, Charlotte Ross, Jennicka Sapigao, Lia Sher-Gill, Diana Tulkina, Natasha Turner, Elizabeth Underhill, Samuel Walter, Sherrie-Leigh Webb, Charlotte Whistlecroft, Victoria Willmott, and Karl Yeboah. For more information about the winners, please see www.printfuturesawards.com
The Print Futures Awards are grants of up to £1,500 each to help people aged 16 to 30 years pay for any costs associated with relevant training courses for a career in printing, publishing or graphic arts.
Stephen Gilbert, our Chief Executive, said at the event: “As one of the judges for the Awards, I am always inspired by the applicants’ enthusiasm for the industry they are joining.
“Next year I would like to see more young people applying who already work in the industry and want to undertake further training to develop their skills, including apprenticeships and NVQs. The Print Futures Awards have a vital role to play helping to train the new generation entering our industry.”
Guests from the industry joined us for a great evening at Stationers’ Hall on 23 June, part of our continuing celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the granting of our first Royal Charter by our first Royal Patron, Queen Victoria.
Our Royal Charter sets out why we exist, what we can do, and the people we can help. Since our first Royal Charter, we have been granted two Supplemental Charters, the first in 1972 and the second in 2014, which allows us to help young people who ‘wish to become printers’.