PICA celebrations rescheduled
Printing Industry Creativity Awards around the country will all go ahead over the next few weeks, but a number of dates have had to be changed to cater for changing travel and gathering restrictions.
The PICA presentations will now be celebrated as follows:Recent flare ups of Covid across the country have led to the postponement of three of the five state events, with presentations in Sydney the latest to be rescheduled.
Queensland – Friday 23 July, Tattersalls Club, Brisbane
Western Australia - Saturday 31 July, Crown, Perth.
Victoria – Friday 6 August, The Sheraton, Melbourne
South Australia – Thursday 26 August, National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide
New South Wales – Friday 17 September, Ovolo, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
Walter Kuhn, president of the Print & Visual Communications Association, which hosts the Awards, said: “The PICA presentations, like so many things, have been impacted by travel, border and gathering restrictions and, while we realise it’s frustrating to have arrangements changed, it’s all part of the flexible approach we need to take to ensure events are both safe and successful.
“We are grateful for the persistence and agility of our events team in rescheduling in such a dynamic environment, and for the patience and understanding of the many people who had already reserved their place for the original dates.
“We’ll continue to monitor the situation across the country closely, but we hope no further changes will be necessary.
“These will be a wonderful opportunity to unite the industry over food, drinks, entertainment and the celebration of print perfection,” Kuhn adds. “I would warmly encourage anyone who has not yet booked to do so now – all the latest details and booking links are at the website.”
Click here to book for each of the State PICA celebrations. Tickets are $120 a head, with a special PVCA member rate of $100, accessible with the code published on the booking form.
Media Super is the platinum sponsor of the PICAs; with Currie Group and Ricoh gold sponsors; Roland DG, and Ball & Doggett silver sponsors; Orafol and printIQ are the bronze sponsors.
All State PICA gold award winners go forward to the judges of the National Print Awards to compete against all the other state winners for the national golds.