Victorian companies who missed the deadline to enter the Victorian Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards (PICA) now have a reprieve, with the closing date for the competition extended to close of business this Friday.According to Trevor Hone, chairman of PICA Victoria says the extension is in response to market conditions which have prevented many companies from focusing on the Awards as they may have done in more favourable economic conditions.
He says, “We have already received a good number of entries for this year’s awards. But communications with intending entrants made it clear to us that many who intended to enter had found it difficult to get their entries together in time, as the focus of their business was, quite understandably, on more pressing economic issues.”
Hone continues, “We know, however, that there is some very worthy work still out there, and we hope that print businesses will use the few remaining days to collect examples of their work and get them to us. If they are successful there, then it is the National Print Awards next year.”
To be eligible, a job must have been produced between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009, and prepress (film) printing and finishing must have been done in Victoria and entries must be at Printing Industries in Mulgrave by close of business on Friday August 28. Anyone involved in the production or purchase of the job may enter.