Project management software provider Vism and Fespa UK Association have announced more details of their upcoming UK Graphic Awards and Thrive in Print conference in September 2020.
These brand new events celebrating and sharing the achievements of the wide format graphics print and installation industry will be held at Oulton Hall, Leeds, on Tuesday 15th September 2020.
The theme of the awards is ‘Be Bold’ and the 12 awards categories have been designed to showcase the best in creativity and impact of projects across a number of industries. They include awards for projects of any shape or size within:
● Live events and exhibitions
● Retail graphics
● Roll outs
● Museums & galleries
An overall award will be given for best in show.
There are also categories for company initiatives and developments including:
● Sustainability and the environment
● Rising star
● Wide format printer of the year (large company)
● Wide format printer of the year (small company)
Entry will be free and the organisers have gone to great lengths to ensure a fair and transparent judging process.
Celebrating a hugely creative industry
Vism’s cloud-based project management software was designed specifically for use in large format graphics and signage. Managing Director Dan Tyler said: “Every day we see first hand that ours is a hugely creative industry and we want to celebrate the talent, people and companies that make it what it is.
“The UK Graphic Awards will showcase some of the most exciting and innovative projects out there; with this year’s ‘Be Bold’ theme we’re encouraging entrants to show off the creativity and innovation that goes on in their business.”
He continues: “The Thrive in Print conference will focus on helping owners and senior managers of wide format print and graphics providers to improve their bottom line profitability through new business strategies, marketing opportunities and new technologies.
“We want the attendees to be inspired to create ever more innovative installations and to also take away and implement some fantastic practical ideas to start making real changes to benefit their business.”
First sponsors announced
HP, Installation Squad and Swanline Paper and Board have all been confirmed as sponsors for the daytime conference and awards category sponsorship opportunities are going fast.
Ross Griffin, Director at Swanline, is excited to be involved. He said “We just had to get involved with this as soon as we heard about it’s inception, the categories for the awards encompassing Innovation, Sustainability and the Environment that are at the heart of SPB’s ethos seemed like the perfect fit.”
“This coupled with the backing of such an established and trusted trade body as Fespa UK that is only going from strength to strength and the need for our industry to have a new and fresh awards made it a must-do to sponsor. The brilliant idea to also incorporate a conference ultimately gave it a point of difference and value for money.”
I believe this event will be a big hit with the industry and offer a new and fresh model.”
“We’re delighted to already have so many companies on board,” added Dan. “Through them, we’re demonstrating how the different elements of our industry come together to deliver some stunning creative solutions that can have a real and lasting impact.”
Enter the awards
The awards will be free to enter and will open in late January. The awards event on Tuesday 15 September 2020 will include a drinks reception, three course gala dinner, live music and dancing.
Attend the event
Located close to the centre of Leeds, Oulton hall is easily accessible by car or by train.
Both events will take place on Tuesday 15th September 2020, with a number of interactive discussions and networking opportunities during the daytime conference, followed by the awards gala that evening.
Full details are available at https://ukgraphicawards.com
Tickets for the awards dinner and conference will go on sale in the coming weeks.
Sponsor the awards/conference
Conference sponsorships are already sold out, but a limited number of awards category sponsorship opportunities remain available.