Know an outstanding print industry rising star?

Rising stars are so worth celebrating so don’t hold back in nominating who you think deserves recognition in this year’s ProPrint Awards Emerging 50.

Nominations are now open and can be made at Nominees also have the opportunity to enter for a 12-month mentorship programme with The Real Media Collective which includes a $1000 course voucher with the Australian Institute of Management.

Emerging 50 nominees include graphic designers, prepress operators, production assistants, postpress supervisors and finishing specialists as well as employees responsible for distribution, sales, administration and account management with approximately five years or less experience working in the industry.

Recipients of the Emerging 50 will be judged on the quality and the detail provided within their submission and the supplementary materials provided. It is possible to nominate more than one person and it is also possible to have more than one Emerging 50 recipient from the same company. Self-nominations are accepted.

2020 Emerging 50 rising stars: Back row (L-R) Marilyn Li, Cactus Imaging; Emily Watterson, Cactus Imaging; Zaf Hap, IVE; Kalani Hohlein, Carbon8; Lani Draheim (Rawson Print Co.) Front row (L-R) Alexander Vij, Showcard Mounters; Ben Greatorex, CCL; Matt Zunic, Imagination Graphics; Rahul Reddy, IVE; Ashleigh Boyling, IVE

Emerging 50 nominees also have the opportunity to apply for a 12-month mentorship prize in partnership with The Real Media Collective which includes a $1000 voucher for a short course with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). Other inclusions in the mentorship prize are complimentary entry in The Real Media Awards ‘Best Emerging Talent’ category and access to all The Real Media Collective events, awards and industry sessions. The Mentorship prize is judged by an industry panel. 

Kelsey Wade, a prepress apprentice from print DNA in Renmark, South Australia was named the winner of the inaugural 2020 Emerging 50 Mentorship Prize in partnership with The Real Media Collective

All Emerging 50 recipients will be acknowledged in alphabetical order at the ProPrint Awards in Sydney in November and in the December issue of ProPrint magazine.

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The Emerging 50 is made possible with the platinum support of Durst, foundation partner Media Super and silver sponsors Cactus Imaging, EFI and Visual Connections. The Emerging 50 mentorship partner is The Real Media Collective.

Other categories in the ProPrint Awards include the long-running Power 50 which recognises industry leaders, the Supplier 50, a new category for individuals working for supply companies and the Industry Achievement Award – an exclusive award for an industry veteran with 25 years plus experience.

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