The Print Futures Awards, the scheme for young people in printing, publishing and the graphic arts, is set to more than treble in size.
The Printing Charity, the lead sponsor of the awards scheme, is injecting £30,000 into the 2013 programme which, together with the contribution from Unite and the British Printing Industries Federation( BPIF), will mean that up to 20 Awards will be available this year.
Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive of The Printing Charity, said: “Our trustees have decided to further back our work amongst young people.
“In these tough economic times, it is good news that this extra help is available for young people aged 16-30 years seeking training and education for a career in printing, publishing and the graphic arts, including those already working in the UK industry who want to develop their skills and improve their earning ability.”
The Awards, worth up to £1,500 each for winners who make it through a stringent selection process, launched on 11 January.
Winners will receive their Print Futures Awards at a prestigious presentation ceremony to be held at the House of Lords, in London, in July.
For more information and an application form, please contact Terry Ulrick, Awards Secretary, or go to the Print Futures website where you can download the application form