Print Futures Awards open to graphic designers

The Print Futures Awards are calling for entries, targeting the printing, publishing and graphic arts industries.


A new identity has been created to launch this year’s competition, designed by Ryan Tym, a 2010 shortlist entrant, who came through a pitch to win the commission.

Three colour variations of the tree marque – cyan, magenta and yellow – make up the component printing colours. The tree is symbolic of job and career progression, organisers say.

The awards are open to entrants aged 16-30 who hope to forge or further a career in the UK printing, publishing or graphic arts sectors, and there are prizes of up to £1500 to contribute towards tuition fees and training courses.

Applicants do not have to provide any creative work, but must show a commitment to a prospective career in printing and graphics.

They will either be studying for a qualification in the industry or already working in it and looking to develop their professional skills.

Application forms can be downloaded from and entries must be submitted by 12 April.

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