Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020 09:59 GMT

ISA-UK postpones debut Sign & Print Awards

ISA-UK, powered by BSGA, has taken the decision to postpone its debut 2020 ISA-UK Sign & Print Awards, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The awards were due to be presented for the first time at an evening event in Manchester on November 25th, with entries due to open in June.

Robert Lambie, president of ISA-UK comments: “We have been closely following government updates regarding COVID-19 and, based on the current uncertainty, do not believe it is appropriate to continue planning the 2020 ISA-UK Sign & Print Awards.”

Lambie continues to explain that organisers feel it is insensitive to continue with plans when many colleagues and friends in the sector are “worried about, and grieving for” loved ones affected by the virus.

...organisers feel it is insensitive to continue with plans when many colleagues and friends in the sector are “worried about, and grieving for” loved ones affected by the virus

On when the event may be held in future, Lambie says the decision will be made once there is a clearer view from the government and World Health Organisation of how and when the UK will be able to begin returning to normal.

“As well as those entering the awards having a good reason to celebrate and show off their talents, our aim is to provide a superb opportunity for sponsors to get involved,” Lambie says, adding: “We have consulted with our existing sponsors and, by re-arranging for next year, we are confident they will help us deliver an event worthy of this industry.”

In a bid to relieve financial pressure that some ISA-UK members may be facing at this time, the association also revealed earlier this month that it has frozen membership renewals for ‘paid-up’ members due to renew between March 1st and May 31st.

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