Victor Watson Trophy

2019 winner of victor watson bpif print award

Recognise a Young Person of Outstanding Achievement in our industry.

Now in its fifth year, this Award was launched in memory of Victor Watson CBE DL to recognise a Young Person of Outstanding Achievement. The Award is open to any young person under the age of 31 at the time of the presentation, who is employed in the printing industry. This includes the printing supply chain, from journalism through to all aspects of printing and allied trades such as printing, publishing, manufacturing or operating presses, driving, cleaning, advertising, photography, graphic arts, making ink and recycling paper.

“It’s really special to me that I’m being recognised for my hard work”.

The nominator and nominee do not have to be associated with any particular organisation. The recipient of the trophy will be encouraged to apply to us for a Print Futures Award of up to £1,500.

Last year, the Trophy went to Lewis Houghton, full time Graphic Designer and a self-employed illustrator for children’s books. When asked how it feels to win the Trophy, Lewis said, “Being nominated for and winning this Award has made me appreciate all the hard work I’ve put into perusing my dream career. It’s not often I stop and look back at everything I’ve done, over the last five years, so it’s really special to me that I’m being recognised for my hard work and I’m really grateful for that. Thank you so much.”

To nominate someone for the Award, please visit

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday 29 May 2020.

For any questions or more information please contact Sophie Chater at


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