2013 Awards Competition Winners
The winners of the 36th Annual Label Awards Competition were announced at the 2013 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Twenty-one different member companies won for printing excellence in various categories. The first ever Best of Class awards were presented as follows:
|Best of Class Winners|
|Digital||Collotype Labels Digital Department
Wren Hop Vineyards, 2011 Pinot Noir
|Offset – Wine & Spirits||Collotype Labels, USA
Farella, 2009 Malbec
|Flexography & Letterpress||Alpine Packaging, Inc.
Full Pint Brewing Company White Lightning
|Multi-Process||McDowell Label & Screen Printing
Peace & Harmony
|Flexography – Wine & Sprits||McDowell Label & Screen Printing
Ten High Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
|Other (Gravure)||National Label Company
Sony Batman 2
McDowell Label & Screen Printing won the coveted Best of Show award for their Peace & Harmony label.
About the competition
The TLMI Annual Awards Competition aims to stimulate innovative printing and to recognize technical achievement in all areas of the narrow web industry, including tags and labels, cartons, flexible packaging, non-woven pressure-sensitives and more. The competition recognizes and honors the finest efforts of our converter members throughout the previous12-month period. All Converter Members are encouraged to enter the competition. There are competition divisions for both North American members and International members. Submissions are accepted in dozens of categories.
Winners benefit from significant industry recognition. Winning entries are displayed and awards announced at the TLMI Annual Meeting held each October. TLMI also publicizes the winners in industry magazines, The Illuminator, and on this website and TLMI social media sites.
The most outstanding category winning entries in six classes — Flexography & Letterpress, Multi-Process, Offset Wine & Spirits, Flexo Wine & Spirits, Digital and All Other (including Screen & Gravure) — will win Best of Class awards. And one label will win the prestigious Best of Show award. TLMI winning entries are also entered in the World Label Awards Competition and published globally in industry magazines.
The 2013 entry deadline has passed. 2013 entry materials are presented for reference only. 2014 competition information will be posted in January 2014.
Emphasis in judging is placed on innovation and technical achievement. The judging process ensures the utmost objectivity, eliminates chances of bias, and establishes a reliable set of standards and criteria that could be used in competitions throughout the industry. Both the name of the entrant and all information regarding type of equipment and materials used are kept confidential.
Judging is performed by a panel of knowledgeable and impartial experts from association supplier members.
Steve Lee (RotoMetrics), long-time chair of the TLMI Awards Competition, has announced his retirement. He was honored at the 2013 Annual Meeting and presented with a framed poster illustrating the many Best of Show winners during his tenure.