The search is now underway for the world’s leading innovators in the label and package-printing industry, with a total of five awards available at this year’s Label Industry Global Awards. The annual awards recognize those organizations and individuals who have excelled in the label and package-printing sector in 2019. Entry is free and submissions must be received by Friday, June 26, 2020. Finalists, along with the winner of the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award, will be announced in early August. All winners will be announced online in September, said organizers.
Awards will include:
- The top honour, awarded to either an individual or a team, is the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison. Bestowed in memory of Stan Avery’s pioneering spirit and values, the award recognizes an innovation or idea that has helped transform and progress the label industry across the world, whether collectively or individually.
- Introduced at the 2019 Label Industry Global Awards in Brussels, Belgium, the Rising Star Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison and the Label Academy, once again recognizes the emerging talent of an individual starting his or her label and package-printing career, with the potential of becoming a future industry leader. Nominees should have worked in the industry for at least five years and demonstrated a strong potential for appointment at the highest levels of the profession.
- The Award for Innovation is based on company size, with one award for companies with over 300 employees, and another award for firms with less than 300 employees. Entries must be for the development of a specific innovation by a supplier or converter company in 2019, and can either be for a new business process or technology-related.
- The Environmental & Sustainability Award acknowledges a new sustainable product or process introduced by a converter or supplier company in the label industry during 2019.
“I’m delighted once again to be involved in the Label Industry Global Awards as we search to find and recognize this year’s most talented innovators,” said Mike Fairley, Chair of the Judges. “Now in their 17th year, these awards are as important and relevant as they have ever been. They show how people working together can achieve incredible things in our dynamic, fast-paced industry, and inspire others to do the same. Therefore, on behalf of the judging panel, I urge all sectors of the label and package-printing industry to submit their nominations as soon as possible. This year’s celebration will be a little different, in the absence of a gala event, but this will not in any way diminish the achievements of all the finalists and winners. We look forward to honouring them all in a special online awards announcement in September.” Entry forms and full details are available at http://www.labelawards.com.