Shortlist for the 2023 UK Graphic Awards announced

The waiting is over! (for now). The highly anticipated shortlist for the 2023 UK Graphic Awards has been revealed. Finalists have seen off some stiff competition to land themselves in the running for prizes across 14 categories, including Branded Interiors, Retail, Events & Exhibitions, and more, reflecting the creativity and innovation of the large format printing and graphics production industry.

 

The judges have worked hard over the last few weeks, poring through record numbers of entries to provide a fantastic list of finalists. The real hard work now begins to find the winners to be revealed at the Gala Dinner at Birmingham Town Hall on 4th October.

 

Nastia Bodnaruk, Project Coordinator for the UK Graphic Awards, says, “We’ve been blown away by the response from the industry and the quality of entries submitted. It was so hard to whittle these down to a shortlist, never mind having to come up with the winners. I don’t envy the judges for their job, but I do know they have the knowledge, experience and deep understanding of what makes a great project to make the right

choices.”

 

Among the categories, the Rising Star award, recognising exceptional individuals under the age of 30, has seen the greatest increase in entries this year, further showcasing the bright future of the industry. Additionally, two highly coveted titles, Wide-format Printer of the Year in the under 30 and 30+ employee categories, will be awarded to outstanding companies pushing the boundaries of large-format printing.

 

The winners will be revealed at the glamorous gala dinner, once again to be hosted by ITV’s amazing Emma Jessop. Tickets for the event are now available for purchase at ukgraphicawards.com. “Emma has taken our industry under her wing. She loves supporting our events, and we love being in her safe hands to lead us through the ceremony. October’s gala dinner is set to be a fantastic opportunity for the industry to

come together and celebrate their very best work and people. We can’t wait!” concludes Nastia.

 

The full shortlist is below and photos of shortlisted projects can be found at

ukgraphicawards.com

 

Shortlisted Finalists:

 

Branded Interiors – Sponsored by Vivid Laminating Technologies

 

● KDR Projects

● Signbox

● Studio One

● The Graphical Tree

● Vision Sign and Digital

 

Construction

 

● DMA Signs

● Octink

Exhibitions – Sponsored by Antalis

● Envision Media

● GES

● Hollywood Monster

● Imageco

● The Graphical Tree

 

Leisure & Hospitality – Sponsored by Spandex UK

 

● 4site

● Envision Media

● Semaphore

● Signs Express Central Lancashire

● Wild Visual Communications

Live Events

● Grafit Display Hire

● Grapefruit Graphics

● Hollywood Monster

● MacroArt

● Service Graphics

 

Museums & Galleries

 

● DMA Signs

● Into Print Digital

● MacroArt

● Sapphire Signs

● Wild Visual Communications

 

Retail: In-store – Sponsored by Soyang Europe

 

● Kolorcraft

● Mauveworx

● Service Graphics

● Wild Visual Communications

Retail: Windows – Sponsored by Contra Vision

● Mauveworx

● The Graphical Tree

Roll-out – Sponsored by 3M

● Imageco

● Semaphore

● Signbox

● UK Signs

 

Best in Show – Sponsored by AGFA

 

● Our judges will select an overall winner from those who come 1st in each of our project categories.

 

The Green Award

 

● GES

● Hollywood Monster

● MacroArt

● Service Graphics

Rising Star – Sponsored by Amari ADAPT

● Lauren Raftery – FaberExposize UK

● Mychael Bottomley – FaberExposize UK

● Ryan Porter – Matt Vinyl Graphics

● Router Reece – Signbox

● Lucy Titmarsh – Wild Visual Communications

 

Wide-format Print Company of the Year: under 30 employees – Sponsored by First Business Finance

 

● Coastline Graphics

● Grapefruit Graphics

● Imageco

● Semaphore 

● Vision Sign and Digital

 

Wide-format Print Company of the Year: 30+ employees – Sponsored by Amari Plastics Manchester

 

● FaberExposize UK

● Hollywood Monster

● MacroArt

● Signbox

 

For more information about the UK Graphic Awards and to book your tickets for the gala dinner, please visit ukgraphicawards.com.

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