Handcrafted invitations to ''The First Gay and Lesbian
Wedding in New Zealand'' won the Queenstown designer a gold
medal at the New Zealand Pride in Print Awards held in
Auckland last month.
Alyssandra Skerrett was selected as the stationery designer
for the event, a promotion run by The Edge radio station -
and had just days to create the invitations.
Ms Skerrett said she wanted the invitation to reflect the
history of Rotorua Museum and that the museum was making
history by hosting New Zealand's first double gay and lesbian
Pride in Print Awards manager Sue Archibald said the standard
of critique by the judging panel was ''exacting''.
''So for her to reach the gold standard is a massive
compliment to the quality of her work. It also shows that the
'small' personal design company can compete with the best.
That is the essence of Pride in Print.''