Future industry leaders hailed at NPAs
The LIA has celebrated its all-star graduates at the National Print Awards, with Jonathan Pitt of Multi-Color Corporation and Nicole Danger of Chapel Press taking the top prizes in the LIA/Heidelberg Graduates Awards.
The state winners flew in from all over the country to attend the big night, with Mel Ireland, national president of the LIA, praising them for their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, and hailing them as the future of the industry.
Nicole Danger of Victoria’s Chapel Press took home the Future Leader Award, while Jonathan Pitt of Multi-Color Corporation in South Australia, claimed the Visual Connections/LIA National Graduate Scholarship Prize.
The LIA awards are given every year in each mainland state, and every two years the state winners are flown to the institute's national conference.
The $15,000 National Graduate Scholarship Prize is awarded after deliberation by a panel of industry judges.
The full list of state winners from the biennial awards programme is below.
- SA 2019 – Jonathan Pitt, Multi-Color Corporation
- SA 2018 – Rebecca Wright, Print SA
- QLD 2019 – Ryan Robinson, QLM Label Makers
- QLD 2018 – Andrew Flett, Ovato
- WA 2019 – Bradley Fenner, Vanguard Press
- NSW 2019 – Philippe Phuoc Vu, Ovato (represented by Michael Cooper)
- VIC 2019 – Nicole Danger, Chapel Press
- VIC 2018 – Guillaume Hintzy, Labelmakers (represented by Michael Logan)