The sponsors – The Printing Charity, the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), SAXOPRINT, St Bride Foundation, John Crosfield Foundation, Unite the Union GPM & IT Sector, and The Book Trade Charity – are calling for entries to the 2016 Print Futures Awards.

These annual Awards, which were launched in 2003, are cash grants of up to £1,500 each to help pay for any costs associated with relevant training courses for a career in printing, publishing, packaging or graphic arts.

The Print Futures Awards are open to people resident in the UK aged 16 to 30 years  who:

  • intend or are studying for a career in printing, publishing, packaging or graphic arts in the UK
  • are already working in those sectors in the UK and would like to undertake courses or training sessions to develop their workplace skills
  • are apprentices or studying for NVQs in print-related organisations and need help with travel and living expenses while studying

Entries should be emailed to awards@theprintingcharity.org.uk by the closing date of Friday, 27 May 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in London on 13 and 14 June and the Awards will be presented on 19 July at a special event in London.

For further information about the Print Futures Awards, please email awards@theprintingcharity.org.uk or see www.printfuturesawards.com where application forms can be downloaded.

Media contact: Jane Allardice, Jane Allardice Communications Ltd, T: 07778 521 853, E: jallardice@jac-pr.com