The South Australian awards were hosted on Monday night at the Hackney hotel with high number of Gold medals going to Multi Colour Corporation Australia who received 3 Gold Medals and total number of medals received going to Openbook Howden who received a grand total of 7 medals. The calibre of print displayed throughout the night was high providing an opportunity for guests to marvel at the craftsmanship and innovation present within the industry.
The standout was Multi Colour Corporation Australia’s entry ‘Silken Beastie’ which won the Ball and Doggett Judges Award and the ‘Ivanhoe Grammar School Year Book’, which was entered by Openbook Howden, winner of the Ball and Doggett Highly Commended Judges Award.
All gold medallists of state PICA awards will now progress to the National Print Awards to be held in Sydney, June 29th at Brighton Lakes Golf Club. The NPA’s will include an Industry golf day and summit and are looking to be the highlight of the year.
PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay said “It is indicative of the excellence and innovation of the industry that we have had such a high calibre of print submitted this year. It’s important to celebrate our industry, the printers and their craft, and to ensure that as an industry we are showcasing the visual communications industry contribution to the Australian economy.”