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The publishing class of 2017 celebrated the end of the year in style on November 16 with a Pantone-themed party.

Hosted at Potocki Paterson Art Gallery, this event was a chance for friends and family to gather and admire the nine publishing projects completed this year by students.

Special guest speaker Kevin Chapman shared his insights on the state of the publishing industry with great advice for the students to take on into their future publishing careers – to ditch their non-publishing industry friends.

The Andrew Mason Prize for Most Promising Editor was presented by Elizabeth Caffin to Samantha Chorley to recognise her potential in editing.

It wasn’t just the students who were being celebrated this year though. Class representative Ruby Zimmermann thanked everyone on behalf of the class. Appreciation was also shown for the hardworking guest lecturers and tutors, particularly Odessa Owens, Helen Heath, Marie Hodgkinson, Elizabeth Heritage and Simon Minto.

Overall, the event was an amazing chance to look back on the year and appreciate how far our students had come. Everyone was sad to see the end of the course for the year but are looking forward to their new futures in publishing!

 

Photos © Robert Peckyno, Ged Finch

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