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13 April 2016

A new sponsor for the Print Futures Awards

A new sponsor for the Print Futures Awards

The Journalists’ Charity has joined The Printing Charity, the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), SAXOPRINT, St Bride Foundation, John Crosfield Foundation, Unite the Union GPM & IT Sector, and The Book Trade Charity as sponsors of the 2016 Print Futures Awards.

David Ilott, the Journalists’ Charity’s Director, says: “This is an initiative that fits with our work representing journalists. The Awards have helped young journalists to train, including a number currently studying for their MA in journalism.”

Dr Mark Johnson, Print Futures Awards Secretary, says: “We are pleased to welcome the Journalists’ Charity on board as a sponsor of these annual Awards, which are cash grants of up to £1,500 each to help pay for costs associated with relevant training courses for a career in printing, publishing, packaging or graphic arts.”

The Awards are open to people resident in the UK aged 16 to 30 years who:

intend or are studying for a career in printing, publishing, packaging or graphic arts in the UK 

are already working in those sectors in the UK and would like to undertake courses or training sessions to develop their workplace skills

are apprentices or studying for NVQs in print-related organisations and need financial help while studying and working

Entries should be emailed to [email protected] by the closing date of Friday, 27 May 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in London on 13 and 14 June and the Awards will be presented on 19 July at a special event in London.

For further information about the Print Futures Awards, please email [email protected] or see www.printfuturesawards.com where application forms can be downloaded.

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