FINAT Label Competition

The FINAT Label Competition recognises and highlights the advantages and uses of self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging as an effective marketing, promotional or identification tool.

The annual competition showcases the best of self-adhesive label print. As of 2018, the competition will also promote the use of narrow web flexible packaging (press width up to 570mm) as an additional product range for label printers. 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 and flexible packaging 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, gravure, 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 European Label Forum
  • Group and category winneers will also be displayed at Labelexpo Europe
  • Selected winners will be entered free in the World Label Association Competition
  • Promotion of winning companies at international level

How to enter

  • The 2019 competition is now closed. The 2020 edition will open by November/December 2019.


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Group Winners & Best in Show 2018

Best in Show, Group A (Marketing/End-uses) and Category A2 (Alcoholic Drinks) winner: Multi-Color Corporation North America Wines & Spirits for 'Sidewinder Spirits'.

Group B (Printing Processes) & Category B5 (combination printing) winner: InForm Etiketten, Germany for Spirituosenausstattung Edelbrand Liebl.

Interview with InForm:

Group C (Non-adhesive applications) & Category C1 (sleeves) winner: IPE Industria Gráfica, Spain for Maxim's Noël 2017 Champagne

Interview with IPE:

Group D (Innovation & Electronic Printing) & Category D1 (Innovation) winner: Schreiner Group, Germany for Color laser film with a fingerprint'

Interview with Schreiner:

Group E (Digital) & Category E1 (Toner Technology) winner: Etiketten CARINI, Austria for 'Lemberger' Gin"

Interview with Etiketten CARINI:


FINAT European Label Forum 2016 recap Awards Ceremony - posted 1 September 2016

L9 World Label Awards

The L9 World Label Awards is a global competition in which currently six continents are participating: USA (TLMI), Japan (JFLP), Europe (FINAT), Australia (FPLMA), 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, FPLMA, 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.


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For more information please contact Tony White of AWA Consulting
Tel. +44-1379-741844