Roland DG’s Hero Awards 2018 gathers momentum

Roland DG has been overwhelmed by the strength of entries to the Roland Hero Awards 2018, a new competition recognising and celebrating Roland users across EMEA.

Launched in April, Roland Hero is gathering pace with a wide variety of entrants from across the region, all with a unique story to tell.

From the UK, Roland has heard about the heartbreaking tale of friendship from the disabled entrepreneur behind Hannah J Jewellery. Spanish windsurfing customisation brand In Your Face was proud to share its story of starting a successful business from almost nothing and, from Hungary, Rebel Grafikai Stúdió’s dedication to getting a major job completed was, frankly, exhausting. More stories have come from Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and more.

Gillian Montanaro, head of marketing, EMEA at Roland DG, said: “We really are blown away by the entries we’ve already received for the Roland Hero Awards.

“Roland users are incredibly special and do extraordinary things – combining their innovation, enthusiasm and drive to get the absolute best results from their Roland equipment – but we weren’t expecting such a wealth of amazing stories.

“Some have been really exciting, a couple genuinely tear-jerking, others simply jaw-dropping, discovering what Roland users achieve. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster reading the entries – and we’re not even halfway through! It’s going to be very hard to choose a winner.”

The Roland Heroes initiative is open to all Roland DG users, whether they use UV-curable, eco-solvent or dye-sublimation printers, vinyl cutters, integrated printer/cutters or engraving systems, brand new or workroom veterans.

The overall winner will jet off on a fantastic holiday – a choice between a relaxing stay in tropical Thailand, an exciting family trip to Florida and an unforgettable visit to Iceland – but every eligible business that gets involved can display a badge of honour on their marketing material. A selected number of Spotlight Heroes will also be invited to share more about their business.

The closing date is October 31 and, with entries from across EMEA already flooding in, Roland users are advised to submit their stories now.

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