Ever since its inception in 2006, my institute, DMI is continuing its saga of winning awards in national and international students’ competitions. This year my institute has set a world record by clinching two hatricks in two major international awards competitions and made me and my country proud.
As many of you would recollect, by winning Silver at FESPA 2010 Munich, DMI became the first screen printing institute in the world to win in FESPA’s Youth competitions for three years’ in succession.
And in this ASPT students’ competition 2010, my students sealed yet another hatricks by cornering awards for 4 consecutive years.
DMI's "BEST OF SHOW" Entry - The Munich River
This year DMI won 3 Gold Awards, 3 Honorable Mention and 1 Best of Show Honor in ASPT’s Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition 2010. This means out of its 8 entries, it cornered 7 awards.
I am very proud of all my students who really worked hard with perfection and won 7 international awards for DMI.
Here, I would like to specially mention two names “Shailesh Yeole” and “Firoz Chippa”, who played a leading role in the entire awards entry process. Both of them really hard with passion and dedication and the awards are the reflection of their efforts. Their entry not only won GOLD but was also judged as “BEST OF SHOW” in this competition.
Student of my 6th batch printing samples for ASPT Students Competition at DMI.
Some of the entries submitted to ASPT students competition by DMI:
DMI's Award Winning Entries at ASPT Student's Competition
List of DMI Student who won the awards at ASPT Student’s Competition
I was told that there were 61 entries from six institutes in the Post Secondary section out of which 17 entries were bestowed with awards. I was also informed that DMI was the only entity from India in this section which had submitted 8 samples out of which 7 were bestowed with awards.
The ASPT students’ competition though relatively new, the quality from the participants are improving year after year as noted by the observers. There has been also a growing interest among the visitors to see the students’ award gallery. But visitors usually tend to feel that students are not competing in the same manner as professional printers. But this year their belief was wrong.
Many of the visitors could not really believe the standard of quality of entries submitted by DMI students this year, especially the DMI’s winning samples on display.
Mike Young, during his visit to DMI
My friend, Mike Young, a leading consultant (Imagetek Consulting International), USA, had sent me an email about this good news and here are his words.
“Yeole Shilesh did a great job. He won gold for the Butterfly Bag, an honorary mention for the A4 Catalog and gold for the FESPA Munich River which also took deservedly the “Best In Show” Award.
Rishi/Sunil won honorary for the Chocolate Box, as did Albert Baby Chand for the Guitar print. However, Rishi won gold for his Teddy Bear entry.
This year, the competition was tough from several really good entries from US students – effectively setting up a challenged to the Indian ‘block’.
Please give your students a resounding thanks and appreciation in all their efforts and endeavors and not forgetting their instructor of course.
About Mike Young.
He has been a specialist in high-definition graphic and high-performance industrial screen printing close to 40 years. A regular visitor to India, he is an honorary judge for the SGIA Golden Imaging Awards, legal expert witness and a frequent seminar speaker in all aspects of sophisticated and high-definition industrial printing. He is a SGIA Fellows, a member of the Academy of Screen Printing Technology and recipient of the prestigious Swormstedt Award for technical writing.
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My students will be happy to read your inspirational comments on this post for their continued achievements.