2018 Print Futures Awards celebrate 91 winners

Laura Rutkowski

At the 2018 Print Futures Awards, held at the House of Lords on July 26, 91 winners aged 18 to 30 received accolades.

Lord Black of Brentwood, Deputy Chairman of Telegraph Media Group and President Emeritus of The Printing Charity, hosted the Awards.

Presenting the Awards, Lord Black said: “This evening is always a cause for celebration and this year’s Print Futures Awards are more successful than ever. It is the largest single awards event for young people. This year, there were 302 applicants of extremely high calibre and 91 winners. Applications came from across the UK, covering a whole range of disciplines.

“As we change and meet the challenge of the future, people of talent and ambition will always flourish, which is why the Print Futures Awards are so important. The winners should take pride in achieving them.”

Lord Black also paid tribute to Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, who died earlier this year. She was an icon of the printing industry, a huge supporter of The Printing Charity and a champion of young people. She hosted the Print Futures Awards for many years.

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, commented: “People in the sector are always talking about needing to bring in new talent and showing how diverse it is – these Awards help to support that call for action. These 91 young people from every area of the sector are a really great sign. They show more young people have clear plans to enter the sector, while those already in the sector, including apprentices, see a positive future and are passionate about progressing within it. 

“There is obviously more to do in making the sector attractive to young people, which is why we want more of the sector involved in future. These are prestigious Awards and the winners had to show their commitment to working in the sector in front of a panel of judges from the sector,” he continued.

View the full list of winners here.


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