Nottingham student wins prestigious print award
July 23, 2012 by Michael
A student from a Nottingham-based university was recently awarded a prestigious prize at the Print Futures Awards.
Chanel Stracey, a student at Nottingham Trent University, was recently announced as one of the winners at this year’s Print Futures Awards. The Print Futures Awards is an initiative that was put in place to recognise and nurture emerging talent in the printing industry. The awards are open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 30. A prize grant of up to £1,500 is available to each winner to put towards tuition fees for the study of print-related courses.
The Print Futures Awards are run by the British Printing Industries Federation and philanthropic organisation The Printing Charity, and next year will mark the tenth anniversary of the awards. The Chief Executive of The Printing Charity, Stephen Gilbert, spoke about the charity’s involvement in the awards. He said:
“Sponsoring these awards continues the ethos of the charity’s founders by helping to educate young people to enable them to earn a living wage in the industry.”
Chanel Stracey’s award was received on the back of her work as part of a printing course at Nottingham Trent. Chanel is currently specialising in screen printing and some of her contemporaries, who also won awards, are studying print technologies and design for packaging using full colour printing.
Nottingham is a city with several academic institutions that run courses in printing, and with the support of these awards, print companies in Nottingham could soon be home to even more fine talent in the business.