On December 1, PrintNZ and New Zealand Printer Magazine delivered the first and last physical event for the local industry in 2020.

The People in Print and Rising Stars of Print Awards took place at Sorrento in the Park, beside Maungakiekie, in Auckland. The awards recognise members of the industry who have contributed in an outstanding way over the past 12 months.

Ruth Cobb, chief executive PrintNZ, said, “We are thrilled to to welcome everyone to our first, and only, physical event for the industry this year. It has been a difficult year but it is a testament to the resilience and tenacity of the people in this industry that we can host this event.”

Cobb and New Zealand Printer editor Bruce Craig thanked the event’s sponsors who enabled the event to take place: Computaleta, Currie Group, Cyber, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Nekkorb Solutions, Starleaton, and Wholesale Print.

The People in Print and Rising Stars of Print Awards celebrate those who have achieved excellence over the past 12 months. That includes a number of areas such as their work in a particular field of the industry like prepress, offset, digital, finishing, design etc. It can also mean their service to and work in the community; their contribution to sustainability and the environment; and other areas.

Recognising the emerging talent in the industry, winners of the Rising Stars of Print Awards came from different industry sectors. Craig said, “The future for the industry looks bright when you consider the calibre of these award winners. They bring new ideas and energy to their companies and all industry sectors benefit from that.”

You can see all of the Awards recipients in the upcoming December issue of New Zealand Printer Magazine.

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