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Entries open for 2022 state PICAs – and a call for judges

Entries are now open for this year’s state Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs), hosted by the Print & Visual Communications Association (PVCA). The state PICAs will run across the country in March and April, with winners competing in the 39th National Print Awards to be held during PacPrint at the end of June.

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Peter Harper, CEO of event organiser Visual Connections, says a judging panel is currently being assembled, with an open invitation for anyone interested in providing their expertise to the process to make contact.

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 "Keen to hear from anyone who
      may be able to assist":
          Peter Harper, CEO
         Visual Connections

“We have already made contact with experts across a variety of industry sectors, with the intention of assembling a panel of experienced experts who are qualified to judge the diverse array of high quality entries we know will soon be flowing in from all parts of Australia.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to assist, particularly those who may have recently retired from the industry or who have specialist expertise relating to a specific category, in order to maintain the freshness and impartiality of the Awards judging.”

Harper says there’s no time to lose in identifying potential entries, selecting flawless copies for judging, and completing the entry process.

“Entry forms are at www.printingawards.com.au and I’d encourage anyone who believes they have produced award-worthy work this year to get prepared now and send those entries in,” adding a reminder that entries which win Gold at the state level are automatically entered into the ‘best of the best’ National Print Awards competition for 2022."

Printers are urged select their best work in 32 awards categories, from conventional and digital print to design and effectiveness. Nominations are also open for the recognition awards, which celebrate personal and business achievement.

Entry costs $80, with PVCA members able to claim a first entry free of charge and a member-only price of $50 per entry. 

Entries are open now and will close at COB on Friday 25 March, 2022.

To view the competition categories, enter your printed work, or download nomination forms for the recognition awards, go to https://www.pvca.org.au/printing-industry-creativity-awards/