The start of a new era for FINAT began last year when the association moved into new, modern offices in The Hague. The judging took place in two of the newly designed meeting rooms which offered the judges greatly improved lighting conditions and an easy to manage logistical area for evaluating the entries. More than 280 entries from 45 companies were received, representing 24 countries. All showing substantial increases over the 2016 competition, which is a very encouraging trend.
FINAT European Label Forum 2016 recap Awards Ceremony - posted 1 September 2016
FINAT labelling competition
The annual competition showcases the best of self-adhesive label print. It recognises and rewards achievement in terms of both end use/ marketing impact and print and converting quality. Awards are given – by a jury of leading industry experts - in the main segments where self-adhesive labels are used: alcoholic beverages, food, household, industrial, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, security labelling, (self-) promotion, and booklet/coupon labels and for the major reel-fed print processes: flexo, letterpress, screen, offset, digital print and combination print.
Benefits of entering
- Peer recognition of reaching a high standard within the industry
- All winners and highly commended will be displayed during the annual FINAT congress
- Winners may also be displayed at relevant international exhibitions and events
- Selected winners will be entered free in the World Label Association Competition
- Promotion of winning companies at international level
More information on how to enter, rules, and reports/press releases on previous years will follow soon.
World Label Awards
The World Label Awards is a global competition in which currently six continents are participating: USA (TLMI), Japan (JFLP), Europe (FINAT), Australia (LATMA), New Zealand (SALMA), and India (LMAI). In order for companies to compete and to win an award, their entry has to win a prize in their own local label awards competition first, eg TLMI , FINAT, LATMA, JFLP, SALMA, or LMAI. Each Association (Chairman of the jury) then selects entries for the WLAA from their nominated or winning entries, which are judged and possibly rewarded with the World Label Award.
For more information please contact Tony White of AWA Consulting
Recycling Awards Competition
Introduced in 2014 to recognize efforts of the industry in paper and film release liner recycling. More information on how to apply, competition rules and reports.