Sponsors of the Print Futures Awards are calling for entries to the 2016 awards.

The Awards are sponsored by 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.

These annual Awards, which were launched in 2003, are cash grants of up to £1,500 each to help pay for any costs associated with relevant training courses for a career in printing, publishing, packaging or graphic arts.

The Print Futures 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 help with travel and living expenses while studying

Entries should be emailed to awards@theprintingcharity.org.uk 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 awards@theprintingcharity.org.uk or see www.printfuturesawards.com where application forms can be downloaded.