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New PVCA President Calls For PICA Entries – Closing 28th February

The Print & Visual Communications Association is putting the call out for entries in the 2022 Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs), with new PVCA President Peter Clark saying it’s a perfect time for businesses to encourage their staff and boost their standing by showcasing their best work.

PICAs The Cutler Brands team accepts their award
Some of the winners from the 2021 PICAs, members of the Cutler Brands team, South Australia

This year’s competition comes hot on the heels of the 2021 State and National Print Awards presentations which, like so many things, were delayed due to COVID. Now, however, Clark says the calendar is ‘back on track’ and it’s time for print service providers to select and enter their best work.

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 Peter Clark: "Perfect timing"

“Not only is the quality of work printed in Australia demonstrably as good – if not better – than that produced anywhere else in the world, we have some of the most impressive people and businesses you will find in any part of the globe,” Clark said today.

The 32 categories in this year’s awards include print categories for everything from various print applications, to design and effectiveness, as well as special awards recognising the efforts and achievements of our industry’s businesses and people.

Entries and nominations will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges in each State, with those which achieve an ultimate award at the PICAs afforded the opportunity to vie for national honours at the NPA. Luke Wooldridge, long-time awards judge, will return to chair the 2022 judging, with Clark saying anyone interested in joining a panel would be welcome to express their interest.

“Most importantly, though, I’d encourage all businesses involved in print to cast their mind over the work they’ve done in the past 12 months, the businesses they deal with and the people they admire, and start preparing their entries and nominations now,” Clark says, confirming State awards are set to be presented in April and May, while the 39th National Print Awards presentation is planned for Melbourne during PacPrint.

Wide format and textile categories are included in the awards.

Entries to the PICA competition are due to close at 5pm on Friday 28 February 2022. To find out more about the competition, award categories, and how to enter, click HERE .

To express your interest in joining your local PICA judging panel, call Sarah Moore from event organisers Visual Connections on 02 9868 1577 or email sarahm@visualconnections.org.au

www.pvca.org.au