Roland DG has been overwhelmed by the strength of entries to its Hero Awards 2018, a new competition recognising and celebrating its users across EMEA.
Launched in April, Roland Hero is gathering pace with a wide variety of entrants from across the region, all with a unique story to tell.
From the UK, Roland has heard about the heartbreaking tale of friendship from the disabled entrepreneur behind Hannah J Jewellery.
Spanish windsurfing customisation brand In Your Face was proud to share its story of starting a successful business from almost nothing and, from Hungary, Rebel Grafikai Stúdió's dedication to getting a major job completed was, frankly, exhausting! More stories have come from Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and more.
‘We really are blown away by the entries we have already received for the Hero Awards,’ said Gillian Montanaro, head of marketing, EMEA.
‘Roland users are incredibly special and do extraordinary things – combining their innovation, enthusiasm and drive to get the absolute best results from their Roland equipment – but we weren't expecting such a wealth of amazing stories.
‘Some have been really exciting, a couple genuinely tear jerking, others simply jaw dropping, discovering what Roland users achieve. It has been an emotional rollercoaster reading the entries – and we are not even halfway through! It is going to be very hard to choose a winner.’
The initiative is open to all Roland DG users, whether they use UV curable, eco solvent or dye sublimation printers, vinyl cutters, integrated printer/cutters or engraving systems, brand new or workroom veterans.
The overall winner will jet off on a fantastic holiday – a choice between a relaxing stay in tropical Thailand, an exciting family trip to Florida and an unforgettable visit to Iceland – but every eligible business that gets involved can display a badge of honour on their marketing material. A selected number of Spotlight Heroes will also be invited to share more about their business.
The closing date is 31 October 2018 and, with entries from across EMEA already flooding in, Roland users are advised to submit their stories now.