Victor Watson Trophy

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The Victor Watson Trophy was launched in memory of Victor Watson CBE Dl to recognise a Young Person of Outstanding Achievement. The Award is open to any young person (under the age of 31 at the time of the presentation) employed in the printing industry - which includes the printing supply chain, from journalism through to all aspects of printing and allied trades such as: printing, publishing, manufacturing or operating presses, driving, cleaning, advertising, photography, graphic arts, making ink and recycling paper. It is supported by the BPIF, The Printing Charity and The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards.

2023 Winner, Ethan Hull

The deadline for entry is 22 June 2023. Winners will be invited to receive their award on 13 July at this year's BPIF Annual Print Reception at the House of Lords.

The winner will be presented with the Victor Watson Trophy and an opportunity to apply for the Printing Charity Bursary of £1,500.

Any young person can be nominated for the award by filling in the below form. The nominator and nominee do not have to be associated with any particular organisation

Section 1: Nominee Details

Section 2: Nominator’s details

Section 3: About the nominee

a) What is the nominee’s role and how have they demonstrated outstanding achievement?
b) Did they learn any new skills, develop personal qualities e.g. team working, increased confidence. Please be as specific as possible and include examples.
c) Now and the future: What plans does the nominee have for the future, and what training and development would help them achieve them?
d) Confidentiality: Please indicate here if there is any information included in your nomination that is sensitive and the young person would prefer for it only to be disclosed to the judging panel.
Please tick to confirm that you have spoken to the nominee about the Trophy and they are happy to be included as an entrant.
Please tick to confirm that the nominee is happy for their approved story and any direct quotes, to potentially be used for promotional purposes by the BPIF or third parties involved in the Trophy.
I, the nominator, confirm that all of the information included in this nomination form is accurate and correct to the best of my knowledge.

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