2016 MEDIA SUPER / NATIONAL PRINT AWARDS

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Be Inspired – Enter the 2016 Media Super National Print Awards!

If you have a passion for creating inspiring print for your clients, then you’re invited to enter the very best of your work in the 2016 Media Super National Print Awards. Entries are now open for the industry’s premier awards, which are back for a 33rd year to recognise excellence and celebrate the process which was ‘inspired by paper’.

Last year, almost 700 entries were received from around the country and competition is expected to be equally tough this year, with 18 general print categories, freshly revised to reflect the increasing diversity of the ever-evolving print landscape, five newly-introduced design categories, and of course the night’s major Sponsor Awards.

“The National Print Awards recognises the best and most inspiring printed work produced in Australia,” explains NPA Chair, Susan Heaney.

“Today, the process which was ‘inspired by paper’ has grown to encompass a vast array of substrates, across a multitude of applications, connecting to a wealth of new and powerful media, to deliver some of the most creative, innovative and exciting print the world has ever seen. It’s nothing short of inspiring – and that’s what we are set to celebrate with this year’s National Print Awards competition.”

This year, entrants can submit everything from leaflets, flyers, brochures and posters, to catalogues and magazines, books and limited editions, reports and prospectuses, labels and packaging and POS across 18 refreshed print categories. In addition, the Awards will this year also pay tribute to creatives and agencies, with five specially created categories recognising the contribution of design to the success of all kinds of printed products.

NPA major sponsors will also be presenting their now-familiar Awards. Three of these – the illustrious Media Super Young Executive of the Year and Media Super Printing Industry Legend, and the Fuji Xerox Effectiveness Award – are also now open for entry. Full details of these awards and the criteria for entry are on the website, however in short they are as follows:

Media Super Young Executive of the Year –  a young person identified by their company and state body as a current or future executive capable of driving not only their own business but the future of the industry.

Media Super Industry Legend – a person who, over their career, has pushed their work and business forward, been active in the industry through contribution to associations, and who is also prominent in the community outside work.

The Fuji Xerox Effectiveness Award – for the most effective use of digital printing technology, taking into account not only technical quality but also the contribution the piece has made helping achieve the client’s objectives in a print or integrated multi-channel campaign.

“Whether you’re a print professional, creative, designer, marketer, packager or print buyer, we welcome you to enter this year’s National Print Awards for the chance to win gold and inspire your clients, your colleagues and your peers,” Heaney says.

Those wishing to enter the print or design categories, or submit entries for the major sponsor awards, can do so by visiting the entry page of the National Print Awards website or emailing printawards@printnet.com.au


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