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Large-format core to PrintIT! competition

Large-format core to PrintIT! competition

Large-format print will be a core part of the fifth annual PrintIT! competition which targets students undertaking GCSEs in Graphic Products and Product Design. More than 200 schools have pre-registered to take part in the 2009/2010 competition which will challenge students to design a print-based campaign to promote Fairtrade products in supermarkets.
 As well as covering all the traditional print processes, this new focus expands the student's remit of learning to include wide and large format print processes. Finalist students and their teachers will be invited to tour Ipex 2010 where the awards ceremony will take place.

Vital to the success of PrintIT! is the twinning programme, which partners print companies with their local school in order to work with the teachers to deliver the course.  Acting as a learning-aid to PrintIT! students, twinners create a vocational feature for the course by visiting the student's lessons or providing tours of their own premises to see print in a production environment.

PrintIT! project director Paul Evans said: "As usual, to achieve our goals, we are very much reliant on the commitment and goodwill of our industry sponsors and twinning print partners, without whom we could not deliver this initiative, that has received endorsement from Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Department for Children, Schools and Families in recognition of its engagement between industry and education."

For information on becoming a sponsor or twinning partner, contact Paul Evans at Proskills UK on:

paul@proskills.co.uk.

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