30 November 2020

We are now accepting entries to our 2021 Young Talent Award! Candidates must submit a paper answering two selected questions. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts, with the winner awarded €3,000.

Since 2017, Intergraf's Young Talent Award has celebrated the work of young people in the European printing industry. Our aim is to provide a platform for the next generation of print professionals to share their views with the wider sector and to reward the best ideas.

How can the European printing industry attract young people? This was the question addressed by entrants into Intergraf's 2020 Young Talent Award earlier this year. After receiving a myriad of fantastic responses, we exceptionally offered prizes for second and third place, as well as first. After this resoundingly successful award, we can't wait to see what 2021 has to offer!

The role print has played in shaping European society for centuries is something to be proud of. But the historical importance of print also feeds into the persistent misconception that it is old-fashioned - despite how our modern, high-tech, digital industry actually looks today. For the industry to recruit the best people and safeguard its future, it is vital that young people's views are taken into account about the attractiveness and image of print.

With this in mind, we are accepting entries for the 2021 Young Talent Award! Candidates are requested to submit their ideas on the following questions in 2-5 pages:

  1. How will print develop in the future?
  2. What kind of working environment are you looking for? How could a printing company provide this?

Entrants should fulfil the criteria of being a young student, apprentice or worker in print (max. age 25) from one of Intergraf's member countries. Entries are to be sent to Beatrice Klose, Secretary General of Intergraf, by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or post (Intergraf. Avenue Louise 130A, 1050 Brussels, Belgium) before 31 May 2021.

Good luck!