Print Futures Awards open to graphic designers

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

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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 www.printfuturesawards.com and entries must be submitted by 12 April.

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