The Victor Watson Trophy award now in its third year. It was launched in memory of Victor Watson to recognise a ‘Young Person of Outstanding Achievement’.
The award is open to any young person (under the age of 31 at the time of the presentation) employed in the printing industry – which includes the printing supply chain, from journalism through to all aspects of printing and allied trades such as printing, publishing, manufacturing or operating presses, driving, cleaning, advertising, photography, graphic arts, making ink and recycling paper. The nominator and nominee do not have to be associated with any particular organisation.
The recipient of the trophy will be encouraged to apply for a Printing Charity bursary of £1500. The trophy will be presented on Wednesday 4 July at a ceremony in London. It is supported by the BPIF, The Printing Charity and The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards.
Speaking about the award, Robert McClements, president of CDi, commented: ‘Which young person do you know who deserves your nomination? The Victor Watson Trophy is a fantastic way to celebrate their achievements – this recognition is so important and it is in your hands. We have seen the emotional reaction of all who are nominated – for winners and those who are highly commended it is hard to capture their surprise that someone they respect has taken the time to say, ‘Well done, we really appreciate you’. Take a look at the pro-forma nomination form – the process is not difficult.’
Please e-mail all nominations to Sophie Chater at email@example.com by 8 June 2018.