Small field shortens PICA odds for Victorian newspapers

Where are all the newspaper and web-offset printers? Organisers of the upcoming Victorian Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards say there has been a dearth of entries in these categories… increasing the chances of winning.

PICA Victoria chairman Trevor Hone says the much smaller field of entries in Category 25 (coldset web-offset printing) “greatly increases the odds of winning”.

Work must have been produced within the Australian state between last September and the closing date of August 26.

“Now is the time to line up at the starting gate, not just to compete with the best in the field of print in Victoria, but also to compete on the national stage next year when the National Print Awards are presented,” says Hone.

Odds of winning are significantly higher in some categories, due to the lower number of entries received to date. “In addition, those who have been working hard on reducing their environmental impact should seriously consider putting themselves up for the Sustainable Green Print Environmental Award,” he says.

Presentations will be made at a dinner at the Sofityel Melbourne bhotel on November 4. More details at

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