This award is open to students in the Republic of Ireland undertaking any form of print-related qualification, from an in-house apprenticeship or degree, in their final year of study. This award seeks to reward excellence in new members of the print industry and fosters young talent. The recipient of the Print Graduate of the Year will have demonstrated evidence of outstanding personal growth and will have shown an aptitude for working within the print media industry.

The winner of this award will be announced on the night of the awards.