The Printing Charity’s 2020 Print Futures Awards are for people aged 18 to 30 in the UK printing, paper, publishing, packaging, and graphic arts sector.
This year’s awards received 125 applications, representing the depth and breadth of the sector from printing, publishing, packaging, and paper to print making, graphic arts, journalism, and bookbinding. The standard of candidates was extremely high and 63 were shortlisted for interview, says The Printing Charity.
Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, says: “We’re really proud to have achieved 44 winners this year. We could have postponed the awards, for obvious reasons, but decided it was important to keep them running and we are really pleased we did as this year’s winners are a positive reminder of the talent and potential of young people working in the sector.
“It’s easy to forget the future when we’re in the middle of a crisis but these winners are the sector’s future. This year’s awards more than ever have shown the enthusiasm and commitment of the new generation to a sector they see as a rewarding, long-term career choice.”
This year’s rising stars are: Cleo Asabre-Holt, Emily Badger, Grace Balfour-Harle, Beth Barker, Tanika Bartlett, Hilary Bell, Toby Bryant, Melissa Carne, Hannah Clarke, Saffron Cooper-Siddle, Ross Darrell, Luke Dray, Humairaa Dudhwala, Maya Elese, Sarah Gee, Catherine Glover, Noah Grey, Aisling Holling, Sean Kearnan, Shabnom Khanom, Lottie Kilraine, Siu Fan Lee, Bryony Magee, Jordan Manning, Victoria Montgomery, Hetty Mosforth, Cameron Myers, Madeleine Pearson, Freya Pratty, Eilidh Reid, Eva Rojas, George Rumball, Kate Samuelson, Jordan Saunders, Laura Shanahan, Emma Sheffield, Jovahn Smithen, Liorah Tchiprout, Daniel Treece, Benjamin Wareing, Bethany White, Robyn Whitehead, Emily Wootton, and Phoebe Wyatt.