The PrintIT! course has been designed by teachers for teachers to create a flexible, easy-to-teach course which can last between six to eight weeks, depending upon the time and resources available to the individual teacher.
The project is mapped to GCSE and A level Graphic Products & Product Design and Media Studies. It is also relevant to the Diplomas in Creative and Media and Manufacturing and Product Design. The competition gives students the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in print/paper design and production, whilst offering them the chance to meet and engage with industry professionals.
All finalists will receive a prize! Category winners will win prizes for themselves and their school. The 2012/2013 overall winner won an a Fujifilm Xf1 Camera & Memory Card, a Pantone Capsure, Ipad & Rucksack, 2 printers and a 2 day trip to Switzerland courtesy of Kodak, GUA, Pantone, Fujifilm, Ricoh & Xerox.
The 2013 winners receiving their prizes
Example of a finalist's artwork
Each school that registers for PrintIT! will be provided, where possible, a link to a local employer in order to enhance and bring a ‘real life’ aspect to the project. The teacher will be responsible for making arrangements to either visit or be visited by the local employer. Linking with a local employer can be invaluable in providing the student with an insight into the industry, building relationships with the company and may even lead to work experience opportunities. However please be aware that as all involvement from employers is strictly voluntary, so therefore we cannot guarantee that you will be successfully twinned.
Students on a tour of their local printing company
All work should be recorded in or attached (securely) to the Student Work Book. Work may be word processed, hand written, with hand drawn designs or Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings and photographs of models/prototypes. If you wish to submit 3D models (not a requirement), please ensure they are packaged appropriately to avoid damage. The cover sheet on the front of the Student Work Book and student survey (parts 1 and 2), must be completed.
The work should be submitted to the teacher using the simple cover sheet on the front of the Student Work Book. The teacher should then select entries that are suitable to be submitted to Proskills for final judging by *30 March 2014.*
The project is intended to last for between 6-8weeks, depending on the Key Stage/Year and the time and resources available to the teacher. Therefore the project can become part of the curriculum and involve homework time too.