Creative excellence celebrated at Tasmania’s DIEMEN Awards
- Published on Monday 8 February, 2016
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MEGT is proud to celebrate the achievements of Flying Colours Printing, Launceston and Huon Valley Newspaper, Hobart at the 2015 DIEMEN Print and Design Awards, held in Hobart last October.
Flying Colours Printing
MEGT apprentice Samuel Butler (pictured, left) from Flying Colours Printing was one of only three finalists in the Print Apprentice of the Year category.
Samuel has recently completed a Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing) and finds his role at Flying Colours allows him the creativity and variety he enjoys as well as the added responsibility of training new staff members.
Samuel was thrilled to have been named a finalist, stating that it was “good recognition of my hard work and I’m very proud of my efforts.”
Flying Colours Printing also saw MEGT apprentice Kade Lowe (pictured, right) receive the Rising Star Award for Print while employee Matthew Lowe received Media Super Young Executive of the Year.
Flying Colours Printing Managing Director, Craig Pearce was thrilled with the recognition his team received at the recent awards and says the company is dedicated to continuing to provide opportunities for apprentices.
“It is very important that we take on people for apprenticeships so that both our company and industry can benefit from skilled workers. They are a great asset to the company and have the ability to adapt to changing technology of the industry. It’s an advantage for us to continue to invest in employing apprentices,” explains Craig.
Flying Colours Printing also took top honours for the following categories:
Multi-Piece Productions and Campaigns
Labels (Offset Printed)
Huon Valley Newspaper
Huon Valley Newspaper apprentice Logan Bligh was thrilled to be named Print Apprentice of the Year just before completing his Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing).
Despite his achievements, Logan still remembers how nervous he was before starting his apprenticeship with Huon Valley Newspaper.
“I will be the first to admit I nearly didn’t take the job at first because I was worried I wouldn’t be able to learn about the print side of things; it nearly scared me away. I’m so glad I took the job now because I have been able to learn so much in such a short time and now I love what I do,” explains Logan.
Logan is passionate about the print industry and sees this award as the perfect opportunity to promote the field and apprenticeships to the next generation.
“It opens up a lot of doors and now gets me an opportunity to be Tasmania’s representative at the National Print Awards in May next year so the future is pretty open at this stage,” says Logan.
We wish Logan all the best at the 2016 National Print Awards where he will represent Tasmania in the Media Super Young Executive of the Year award.