Roland Hero Awards’ judges announced

Christian Duyckaerts, president of FESPA

Christian Duyckaerts, president of FESPA, and Beth Kempton, best-selling author and entrepreneur, have been unveiled as the official judges for the Roland Hero Awards 2018.

Mr Duyckaerts, who has been active in the printing industry for more than 20 years, said: “I have experienced the shift from analogue to digital in wide format printing, and as a result am a strong believer in the unlimited possibilities offered by digital wide format.

“At FESPA, our mission is to educate the community, and the Roland Hero awards are a great way to share incredible stories of print businesses with the global community. It’s a fantastic initiative and I’m delighted to join the judging panel.”

Beth Kempton, best-selling author

Ms Kempton, who founded the company Do What You Love and co-founded Make Art That Sells and Make It In Design, said: “What an honour to receive an invitation to be on the jury of the Roland Hero awards!

“I know how amazing this kind of competition can be for all involved. I love helping to bring dreams to life and am excited to discover the first Roland Hero.”

Gillian Montanaro, head of marketing at Roland DG EMEA, who completes the judging panel, added: “I am delighted to welcome Beth and Christian to the panel of judges for Roland Hero – what an exciting start to 2019!

“They will each bring something different to the table and while it will undoubtedly be a tough decision considering all the fantastic entries, I’m sure we’ll find the most deserving recipient of the Roland Hero crown. Whoever wins will have demonstrated what is really means to be a member of the vibrant and innovative Roland community.”

The deadline for entries online is Monday, December 31. To enter or for more information please visit

Winners will receive a Roland Hero 2018 title and be able to choose a free holiday to one of three destinations.

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