#ImAGyprocker campaign launches in search of creative craftspeople using Gyprock to shake up the industry.
The Gyprockers Choice Awards returns in 2019, with four awards to be issued in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. This year's categories include Master Craftsman, Best Innovative Use of Plasterboard, Best Work by an Apprentice, and People's Choice Award.
"Each year, Gyprock looks to appreciate, recognise and reward our consumers, celebrating the industry and their craft that follows via the Gyprockers Awards," says Troy Green, general manager marketing, CSR.
"Following the tremendous success of the 2018 series, this year, we decided to take it one step further. Tapping into the digital realm that dominates the professional space today, the 2019 Gyprockers Choice Awards is much more than just an awards ceremony; it is a full-blown campaign that allows us to recognise the plasterers that choose the brand every day, and make up its community. Plus the apprentices who are putting in the hard work to develop their craft."
Tristan Bethell was one of last year's winners. The director of Sydney-based custom internal and external linings company Dream Linings, Bethell was awarded Best Use of Decorative Plaster Product for his work on Congewoi, a residential property in Mosman.
Bethell tailored rondo suspended ceilings, Gyprock walls and ceilings, and utilised ornate cornice to finish. He says that he was unsure about using the large 300mm x 300mm cornice to start, but the creative risk resulted in a tremendous success, with the work receiving acclaim across the industry.
"It was great to be part of an event that united the plastering community and celebrate the trade as the professionals in it deserve," says Bethell.
This year, award entrants have the opportunity to win a number of fantastic, career-building prizes from CSR Gyprock and its partners. The most exciting of these prizes will go to the Master Craftsman award winners, who will receive a Business Pro Pack. The pack will include a valuable partnership with a design industry to develop a website, flyers, signage and other collateral, along with a digital boot camp course and a gift voucher to purchase tools or other capital items.
Submissions of work are invited to be made via www.imagyprocker.com, with submissions to be shared over social media to take part in the People's Choice Award competition.
Ready to get involved?
Visit www.imagyprocker.com between the 22 July and 15 September 2019, to submit a project.
- Entrants should submit their best work, and also send a picture of themselves.
- Nominated projects must have been completed after the 1st September 2018.
- Projects must use Gyprock plasterboard, cornice and compounds.
- Once submitted, entrants can share their work and get their community to vote to win the Peoples Choice Awards.
For the other awards, a panel of past winners will judge the entries in each category. The winners will be announced at respected state award ceremonies in October and November 2019.
For further terms and conditions, click here.
Image: Congewoi © Dream Linings.