Our Print Futures Awards

Our flagship Print Futures Awards have been helping to attract and retain new talent in printing, paper, publishing, packaging and graphic arts since 2003.

Who can apply?

  • Are you already working in printing, paper, packaging, publishing or graphic arts in the UK and want to develop your workplace skills?
  • Are you studying for a UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging or graphic arts qualification and planning to take your first role in the sector in 2019?
  • Are you an apprentice or studying for an NVQ in a UK print-related organisation?


If so, you could be eligible to apply for a Print Futures Award of up to £1,500. Applications are open to UK residents aged 18-30 years.

We want to hear from individuals working in the sector as well as those intending to join it. You'll need a clear plan of how our financial support would help in developing your career.

We will consider applications for things such as post education internships; relevant training courses; professional accreditation; and kit and equipment where applicants can demonstrate they are beneficial to their studies, training, and development.

Applications for our 2019 Awards programme are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an application.  

Call us on 01293 542 820 or email awards@theprintingcharity.org.uk to find out how a Print Futures Award could contribute to your employment prospects and workplace skills in the sector.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview  in London in early June.

In the future, Nina hopes to commission her own digital products and will use her Award for key training courses at UCL and the Publishing Training Centre to achieve this goal.

Nina O'Reilly

Digital Editorial Assistant, Bloomsbury Publishing

What’s on offer

These grants are for people joining the sector as well as those progressing in it. They aim to champion the diverse range of roles the sector offers and showcase emerging talent.

The Awards help fund recognised UK training courses in support of personal and skills development and are open to UK residents aged 18 to 30 years.

Plus all winners automatically join our Print Futures Awards Alumni programme. We want to keep in touch so you can let us know how you have used your award and how your career is progressing. We will also share opportunities we hear about through our industry partners.

Work by some of our 2017 winners


Our industry judges

Click on the below buttons to view the judging panels for the Print Futures Awards
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