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28 July 2014

The Printing Charity unveils its Supplemental Royal Charter and presents the 2014 Print Futures Awards

The Printing Charity unveils its Supplemental Royal Charter and presents the 2014 Print Futures Awards

The Printing Charity unveiled its Supplemental Royal Charter and presented the 2014 Print Futures Awards at its industry event kindly hosted by Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde on 17 July at the House of Lords. 

Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive of The Printing Charity, said: "The Printing Charity has always supported people in printing, publishing, graphic arts and allied trades and our new Supplemental Royal Charter ensures we have the flexibility to respond to changes as they happen in the industry. It also gives our Trustees the power to assist young people, who intend working in the industry, by contributing towards the cost of their education."

He described the charity as forward-looking, enthusiastic and focused, while remaining true to its roots of the relief of poverty and helping older people. Its profile, however, needs to be higher and he invited those attending to help the charity reach more people.  

Jon Wright, The Printing Charity's Chairman, presented the Print Futures Awards to the 24 winners, the highest number ever awarded, commenting that the judges had been impressed with the enthusiasm and optimism these young people have for the industry. He also thanked Terry Ulrick, the Print Futures Awards Secretary who, he said, set the scheme up originally with BPIF and has made the Awards happen for the past 12 years. 

Winners of the 2014 Print Futures Awards: 

Henry Bird

Henry has always wanted to write and aspires to be a national magazine editor. He will use his Award to pay his living expenses while studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. 

Cassandra Brzoza

Cassandra recently graduated from Manchester College with a BTEC Level 2 in Creative Media and Production with Distinction. She is passionate about graphic design and will use her Award to fund her Shillington College graphic design course. 

Emily Cooke

Having completed her second year of a Graphic and Communication Design Degree at the University of Leeds, Emily is currently taking a year out in industry. She loves creating designs and will use her Award to produce her portfolio. 

Callum Copley

Currently studying for a BA in Graphic and Media Design at the London College of Communication, entrepreneurial Callum has set up Registration, a design festival. His Award will help pay for printing materials for his degree show. 

Mirabel Fawcett

Mirabel's portfolio impressed the judges. She is studying for a Diploma in Design for Visual Communication at the London College of Communication. Her Award will fund her final project exploring print and digital media in editorial design.  

Daniel Fletcher

Daniel is studying for an Illustration and Visual Media BA (Hons) at the London College of Communication. He plans to buy an A3 risograph printer to produce a monthly zine, showcasing the work of young artists, writers, and creatives. 

Laura French

Laura will study for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University this year and already has impressive internship experience gained on magazines and newspapers. Her goal is to be the editor of a national travel magazine. 

Rebecca Heard

Rebecca has a Fashion Design BA (Hons) and a Diploma in Arboriculture and plans a career in magazine journalism, specialising in green topics. Her Award will fund internships as part of her MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. 

Thomas Howells

Having worked for five years as an editor for an arts book publisher, Thomas has decided journalism is his true professional calling. He will use his Award to help fund his MA in Magazine Journalism at City University.

Naomi Larsson

Currently working as an editorial assistant, Naomi has a BA (Hons) in Ancient History and plans to be a travel writer. Her Award will help pay her living costs while studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. 

Robert Lee

With a BSc in English Literature and experience in medical sales, Robert is now studying graphic design at Shillington College and will use his Award to produce his portfolio. He plans to set up a free magazine for students. 

Anna Lincoln

Anna has a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and has worked in graphic arts for eight years. She has been offered a place at the Royal College of Art to study for an MA in Visual Communication.

Victoria Low

Victoria has a BMus (Hons) and since realizing her real passion is graphic design, she has sold belongings, including her piano, to fund a Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Communication at London College of Communication. 

Lisa Magee

Lisa hails from Belfast and has a BSc (Hons) in Architecture and a BA Hons in Illustration for Children's Publishing. Currently studying graphic design at Shillington College, she loves type and old printing press techniques. 

Lauren Millar

Lauren's portfolio helped her be accepted directly into the third year of her BDes in Graphic Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee. Her Award will help fund her degree show and a computer. 

Lauren Parker

Lauren has given up her job, moved cities to pursue a career in design, and invested all her savings in a three-month graphic design course at Shillington. She is now looking for internships to gain experience. 

Stephen Partington

Stephen has progressively worked his way up at RENZ and is now RENZ UK's Marketing Manager. His Award will pay for short-term courses to progress his marketing career. 

Natasha Preskey

Natasha will graduate with a BA (Hons) in English Literature in July and start an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University in September. Writing is her passion and she has had bylined articles published in newspapers.

Katherine Price

Katherine already has experience of writing for publications and reviewed the Edinburgh Fringe. She will use her Award to fund work placements as part of her MA in Magazine Journalism at City University.

Sara Shorn

Sara has a BA in Art History and is now studying graphic design at Shillington College. She believes design is a powerful communication tool and will use her Award to produce her portfolio and help with travel expenses. 

Mona Tabbara

Mona discovered journalism while studying for her BA (Hons) in English Literature and aspires to be the editor of a lifestyle magazine. She will use her Award to fund her MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. 

Sharon-Louise Trimble

Sharon-Louise will graduate from Queen's University Belfast in July with a BA (Hons) in English and Linguistics. She intends studying for an MA in Journalism at the University of Ulster, which her Award will help fund.

Emily Wadsworth

Emily is passionate about journalism and wants to be the editor of a national publication. She will study for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University after graduating with a BA in Classical Literature and Civilisation from Birmingham. 

Yaqian Wang

Yaqian is studying at Shillington and will use her Award to buy a printer and undertake internships. A graduate of Beijing and Sheffield Hallam Universities, she has worked as a junior designer on a magazine and loves typography. 

For further information, please contact Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive, The Printing Charity, T: 01293 542 820, E:
[email protected], W: www.theprintingcharity.org.uk
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