Here’s who scooped the ACPME awards at Belton Woods 2022 and galleries of their fantastic entries

Service of the Year – Sponsored by Antalis UK

Cardiff Metropolitan University

The judges said:

“This team were particularly proactive in the Pandemic. They considered all options to stay in profit, whilst having lost half of their team. They ticked all of the category criteria.

They relocated to cut costs and overheads, they restructured and looked at what could be done to improve the business. Through investing in virus-resistant film coverings and equipment they helped make the campus safe while saving £18,000. They regenerated 8 areas of the university with new graphics. They reviewed the University’s sales of merchandise to bring graduation products in-house. They introduced a new ePos system. And what’s truly remarkable is they had a27% higher income than in the last pre-Covid year.”

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Loughborough University Creative & Print Services
Video Team

The judges said:

“This team adapted well during Covid to carry on making films and to promote face-to-face post-Pandemic activities. They diversified as a team – looking for business opportunities, for instance creating new student revision guides, filming research activities, taking 360 degree photography to promote exploration of the campus, and making films to secure both research funding and promotion of sports.”

Best In-House Design – Sponsored by Xerox UK

Loughborough University
Undergraduate Prospectus

The judges commented:

“A prospectus is a big task for any studio – especially a busy in-house design team. This piece is well-thought-out. The team clearly considered all the small details throughout – from custom fonts to icons. They dealt with accessibility well.

A creative solution, which showcases the brand through bespoke illustrations and quality in-house photography.”

University of Sheffield Archaeology brochure

The judges said: “A classic and impactful undergraduate departmental brochure. Great use of textured typography to reflect the subject matter, with effective use of photographic icons and engaging photography.”


Best In-House Photography
Sponsored by Konica Minolta Business Solutions

University of Glasgow
Student & Subject profile project

The judges commented: “This submission shows an excellent thought process and consistency across the set. With stand-out use of colour, lighting and composition. The images reveal a demonstrable rapport with the students that brings out their character. We love the portrait against the vibrant red wall and the seated portrait in front of the library shelves where depth of field gives context.”

University of Reading

Faces of Reading

Judges loved the personality of one stand-out shot. Using a strong diagonal composition and backlighting, they gave the shot dimension which allowed the character of the face to shine through.

Best In-House Printed Product – Sponsored by XL Displays

University of Leicester
GIN Centenary Celebrations

The judges remarked: “Professional high-end print, produced by a competent in-house team. Solid colours and smooth tints. Soft-touch laminate on both sides gives a lovely feel. Playing to the Iridesse’s strengths the Leicester team used production techniques such as spot gold ink and clear varnish skillfully.”

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Clothing Packaging

The judges said: “This submission contained a real mix of sustainable processes – from printed FSC packaging to striking heat-pressed flock transfer onto garments. Bespoke labels were printed with numerous finishes. To cap it all QR codes were added to facilate stock control.”

Best In-House Wide Format – Sponsored by Ricoh UK

University of Leicester
Summertime 21 trailEr

The judges commented: “A technical challenge that shows you really can make ‘a silk purse out of a sow’s ear’. The team transformed an old trailer into an attractive student events stage. They used large format print on low tack vinyl using their Roland Soljet Pro. Not only did it withstand the weather, but helped to create a memorable summertime event with high visual impact at a low cost.”

University of Sheffield
Looking beyond

The judges said: “A striking design for a public gallery with bold and powerful graphics. The team used a montage of 846 images across a suite of hanging banners, a portable wall, banner stands and foamex panels. Great job!”

Best In-House Online Production – Sponsored by EFI/EPS


University of Reading – with their ‘Live where the life is’ film

The judges commented: “A very professional and high-end film. A great short story, revealing the excitement of life on campus. A thoughtful and fast-paced film that has been well scripted and cast. Executed to a high standard with an upbeat soundtrack. It contains a diverse mix of students actually engaging with life on campus – ‘living where the life is’ after the solitude of the Pandemic. It shows exactly why being on campus offers far more than remote study.”

Loughborough University
Start campaign

The judges said: “This inspirational campaign excites, highlights and reignites the university for potential students. A well-considered project fusing illustration and photography. Clever straplines were crafted in-house and tested in focus-groups with stakeholders. The campaign was rolled-out effectively across all media and achieved a high Return On Investement.”

independent judges deliberating at the University of Leicester

Dawn Reid, BPIF
Joanne McBean, Creative Triangle
David Taylor, BIPP

Ensure your team’s name is in the limelight in 2023

Save your best design, print and photography work, along with innovations and service developments for the next ACPME Awards.

The ACPME Creative & Print Awards are an excellent opportunity for you to promote the work of your team, showcase your creativity, your best printed work, any innovations you have implemented and to tell us just how amazing your service and team are.

The awards will not only recognise your team’s achievements but will help to raise the profile of your service within your institution.


Find out more

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