In a pandemic-inspired move, the Victorian Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs) were hosted prior to the National Print Awards (NPAs) presentation dinner at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, and live streamed to Victorians and South Australians in their homes.
The NSW and WA PICAs were presented at satellite events held concurrently in Sydney and Perth.
The NSW PICAs were presented at a dinner at Ovolo in Wooloomooloo, while the WA honours were announced at a similar function at Crown in Perth. Like those held already in Brisbane and Adelaide, this provided a welcome opportunity to catch up with industry friends and colleagues after what has been a lean time for industry events.
Ongoing COVID restrictions in Victoria meant their presentations were live-streamed from Brisbane to living rooms across the state, with guests enjoying gourmet hampers and wine which had been delivered to their doors for the presentations.
In the PICAs, NSW topped the medal tally with 20 gold awards. Leading the charge was Carbon8 with five gold, three silver and one bronze award. Its top awards were won for Printer of the Year – Digital, Book Printing – Digital, Leaflets, Flyers and Brochures – Digital, Self Promotion and Multi-piece Promotions & Campaigns.
Another three gold awards went to Rawson Print Co for Book Printing – Offset, Printer of the Year – Packaging and Printer of the Year – Offset. The company also bagged a silver and a bronze awards. Who Printing took out a pair of gold medals for Leaflets, Flyers & Brochures – Offset and Stationery Printing, and complemented those with a silver and three bronze awards.
Kwik Kopy Darling Harbour scooped the pool for Small Business Printer of the Year with up to 12 employees, taking home the gold, silver and bronze awards in that category and Multi-Color Corporation took two top awards home to Griffith, for Embellishment and Printer of the Year – Labelling.
Satellite Print took out the gold award for Booklets, Catalogues and Magazines, along with a trio of silver and bronze medallions, while Pegasus Print Group took out the gold award for Commercial Printing, along with two silver and one bronze awards.
Other gold medal winners included Momento Pro in Limited Editions, Cactus Imagine for Large Format, a category where silver went to SOS Print + Media, and Posterboy Printing which took home the gold award for Specialty Printing.
The medal tally was rounded out by AB Corp, which won two silvers and a bronze awards on the night, Peachy Print with a silver and bronze gongs, and Impact International, Intoprint and Noakes Design all taking home bronze gongs.
In Victoria, 15 gold medals were awarded, with Styleprint the clear leader taking out five of the top awards for Commercial Printing, Self-Promotion, Large Format, Branding & Identity and Multi-Piece Promotions & Campaigns.
Taylor’d Press took home two gold awards for Stationery Printing and Small Business Printer of the Year – up to 12 Employees, as well as two silver awards and a bronze award. Ellikon Fine Printers also scored two major gongs, for Book Printing – Offset, and Limited Editions.
Multi-Color Victoria’s mammoth haul included a gold award for Printer of the Year – Labelling, along with four silver and four bronze medals.
Others on the gold medal leader board included Peacock Brothers, named Printer of the Year – Digital, CMYK Colour Online for Book Printing – Digital, Note Printing Australia for Specialty Printing, Matte Gold for Embellishment and Networkpak for Printer of the Year – Packaging.
Two silver awards and a bronze award went to Complete Colour Printing, with silver awards also won by Print2Metal, United Labels and Breen Printing. The Print Department and Magnum Signs scored bronze awards.
At the top of the leader board for WA was Multi-Color (WA), which won a gold award for Embellishment, as well as gold, silver, and bronze awards for Printer of the Year – Digital. Scotts took out a similar trifecta, scooping the medal pool in the Book Printing – Offset category.
Other big winners included S&T Graphic Design & Colour Print who won gold for Leaflets, Flyers & Brochures – Digital, as well as a silver award, Clockwork Printing which took home gold for Book Printing – Digital and also scored a bronze, and Intafoil, with silver and bronze medals to their name.
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