WHO HAS THE MIDAS TOUCH?
30th National Print Awards
In every field of endeavour,
there are some who have the Midas Touch –
the Kings and Queens of industry,
who turn everything they touch into Gold.
In Australia’s print and graphic communications industry, those people are the National Print Awards Gold Award winners…and it is their achievements which will be recognised and celebrated with due pomp and ceremony at the landmark 30th National Print Awards.
Since their inception in 1984, the National Print Awards have become synonymous with the pinnacle of print excellence and many would trade their kingdom to wear one of the coveted Gold Awards around their necks.
Each year, subjects from around the land are invited to submit shining examples of their craft by entering their local Print Industry Craftsmanship Awards (PICAs). This year, that included a total of over 2000 entrants from across Australia, whose work was submitted for a ruling from a panel of Knights of Industry, with only the very best bestowed with the honour of a PICA crown.
From that exclusive group of royal appointees, an even more select few will be chosen as this year’s Kings and Queens of Print at the 30th National Print Awards Presentation Dinner, to be held on Friday 24 May at the Palladium Ballroom at Crown in Melbourne.
This glittering celebration is the premier event on the Royal Calendar, where the monarchs of the industry join together to celebrate the creativity, commitment and dedication which has produced the finest print in the land. This year, the occasion is set to be even more auspicious as it has been timed to provide the glittering conclusion to the industry’s crowning event, PacPrint13.
Yet even as the finest in the kingdom gather for this year’s Awards, we know that new talents are emerging to vie for their throne. Across the land, loyal subjects are turning clients’ print jobs into pure gold…and all will be honoured with a right royal welcome at next year’s PICA Awards.
Anyone involved in the creation, buying, production, reproduction, supply of materials of the actual printing of any Australian-produced print job which falls into the competition categories may be received at the PICA Court, from knaves and commoners to industry royalty.
So if you believe you have the Midas Touch, or you know of a job which is so majestic it deserves a place in this noble company, don’t spare the horses – send it by special envoy straight to your local PICA competition and, if you win, you too could find yourself crowned a King or Queen of the industry at the National Print Awards!