PICA 2015 is a time to celebrate this fantastic industry with colleagues, friends and peers.
Following the success and support of last year’s PICA Dinner we realised how important it is to stay engaged with the industry and take on board the feedback provided. Based on that we have added a new design category, we have streamlined the labels category and we have introduced a FREE print category into the mix, Category 22.
There are now 2 separate entry forms for the design and print categories, and we have an early bird rate for those of you who are super organised and wanting to get your entries in to us as soon as possible.
You don’t necessarily have to be the actual printer to enter a category – if you did the design, pre-press, binding and finishing or embellishment on a job that you believe is worthy of PICA Gold you can enter it.
The PICAs give every type of business in our industry the chance to showcase their skills and creativity. Whichever facet of the industry you are in, be it design, pre-press, lithographic, screen or digital printing or binding and finishing, you are encouraged to enter and be recognised for the excellence of your work.
Use of existing fonts or uniquely created type in either a multi-page document or single item (motif, brand, icon or statement).
Any rendering produced by hand or digitally. Single piece or imbedded in a design project.
This award celebrates the creative visual representation of ideas and messages to promote a business, service, event or product into the marketplace. Must cover at least two mediums (or applications across print and digital media) and include an original logo design which will be judged on its single merit as part of this category. Consideration will be given to consistency, clarity of communication and appropriateness of the design solution to the target audience.
A print medium, produced by any printing process (any format, any size, any material) which is supported and complemented by a multimedia campaign to benefit a brand, concept, product or business. Entries will be judged on a combination of production and appropriate use of technology.
Any 3 dimensional packaging, applied product label, wrapping or swing tag.
Any unpublished concept (to finished art quality) or printed piece created to self-promote the students ability. The winner of this category this year will also have the opportunity to have their portfolio produced by a printer in the Queensland market free of charge.
**NB. Offset covers will not be judged. Web Offset produced components only to be critiqued.
**5 continuous images required on roll fed labels.
The enhancement of a printed job by the addition of decorative processes. These may include embossing or debossing, gold blocking or other foiling or use of specialised adhesive panels.
It does not include for example the addition only of a spot varnish.
**substrate, ink type, machine to be identified at time of entry. 2 samples to be provided if possible. Photographic image of installation acceptable OR request of onsite visual if required (SEE Condition of Entry No. 10)
The best of the best. Judges choose an entry that has been submitted which outshines all other entries. All elements of the entry are at the highest standard and contribute to the overall piece being the best entry on the evening.
The Environmental Management Award continues this year. The award is designed to recognise the efforts of print businesses to reduce their own impact on the environment and to educate customers and suppliers on the importance of environmentally responsible supply chains and of the printed product itself.
The Progressive Trophy has been created to recognise and reward an exceptional individual showing exemplary promise as future leaders in the print, packaging and communications sector. The requirements of this award is to display an innovation in thinking, creative use of technology, favouring or promoting progress in a particular field or environment within our industry.
There are usually ten graduates vying for the $15,000 prize, comprising the winning state graduates from the current and previous year. Without exception, when they come together, their spirit and enthusiasm is infectious. Whilst the group is together they are hosted by major printing companies, who provide informative plant tours and hospitality, they get to know each other and often form lasting friendships.A condition of acceptance of this prize is, that the money must be used in the furtherance of the winner’s education. The announcement of the winner and the presentation of the Prize will be held this year at the Queensland PICA Dinner.
The judges are also charged with the selection of a graduate from the group who they believe, has the potential to become an outstanding contributor to the industry. The winner will have exhibited a set of specific characteristics, which in the judge’s opinion indicates that with further development and application, he or she, could become a future industry leader. The Award provides the winner with an all-expenses paid visit to DRUPA or other trade show in the year following the presentation of the award.Tenimet.
At the PICA 2015 Awards Presentation Dinner not only will we have the opportunity to see some of the best design and print in Queensland, but we will also be celebrating our apprentices with the biennial GAMAA – LIA National Graduate Scholarship Prize and the LIA Printing Industries Future Leaders Award. This year’s awards will again incorporate the Environmental Management Award and the Progressive Trophy.
Date and Time: Friday 30th October 2015, viewing from 6pm for 7pm start
Venue: Royal on the Park
Cnr Alice and Albert Streets
Brisbane QLD 4000
Dress: Lounge Suit
Cost: $130 per person for 3 Course Dinner including beer, wine and soft drinks
RSVP by 16 October
Entries must be delivered to Printing Industries Office,
2/42 Finsbury Street, Newmarket, Qld, 4051 prior to 12.30pm on Friday 11th September 2015 or take us up on the Early Bird Entry offer Friday 14th August
Category 13. Wide Format: 2 samples required if possible. Photographic image of installation acceptable OR you can request an onsite visual if required. Visual limited to time frames and distances. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inspection of sample.
Gold Medal winners will be automatically entered into the National Print Awards by Printing Industries where they will compete with Gold medal winning entries from other state awards.
Entries in category 7c, 13a and 13b must state manufacture & model of equipment used
Early Bird Entries Close Friday 14th August 2015. Final Entries Close Friday 11th September 2015
Friday 14th August PICA Early Bird entries close
Friday 11th September PICA entries close
Friday 18th September PICA Early Bird Awards Dinner RSVPs due
Wednesday 16th October PICA Awards Dinner RSVPs due
Friday 30th October PICA Awards Presentation Dinner