Pride In Print Awards - Roll of Honour

Fraser Gardyne was inducted onto the Pride In Print Awards - Roll of Honour at the Pride In Print Awards dinner held at the TSB Bank Arena on Queens Wharf in Wellington on Friday 20th May.

This award recognises Fraser's involvement on the Awards committee and as a judge since the awards inception in 1994. Fraser, representing the Designers Institute, has pushed hard for graphic design to be recognised by the print industry as a vital ingredient in the creation of true excellence in print.

The Pride In Print Awards attract over 600 entries each year which are judged by an extended panel of over 50 specialist judges. Fraser is now the last of the original 12 judges from the initial Awards in 1994. 'The quality of print entered compared to what we were seeing in the early years, is light years ahead and the judging processes ever more rigorous. One of the important innovations introduced into the judging process has been that all entrants get their judging sheets back afterwards. This shows them where the judges felt mistakes had been made or identifies where they have done particularly well', says Fraser.

The dinner compared entertainingly by Carol Hirschfeld and John Campbell was a celebration of how well our print industry can perform even in very challenging times for our economy. 'It's a bit unusual for printers to give an award to a graphic designer, says Fraser, but well considered graphic design can lift an everyday job and turn it into something that really is special. We need printers and printers need us!'

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