Don’t miss the chance to showcase your efforts in TLMI’s Annual Awards Competition! Past winners range from the smallest of label printers to larger operations. Regardless of your company’s size, there is a category that will showcase your capabilities.
Submission is easy. See the Entry Materials section below for more information.
Past competition participants applaud the competition’s ability to develop teamwork and improve morale. Competition winners receive recognition and acclaim to help them stand out in the marketplace. Click for video testimonial from first time entrants.
Putting your competition entry together is simple! Check out the TLMI video with Steve Schulte, VP of Sales and Marketing at Mark Andy, and judge of the TLMI Annual Awards Competition. Steve will give insight into best practices to win an award and some of the top mistakes seen by the judging panel.
Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2016. Choose your best work created since May 2015 for entry. (Please note the new address for submitting samples: TLMI | 510 King Street, Suite 410 | Alexandria, VA 22314.)
First year TLMI members get 5 free entries into the competition!
Companies are limited to three entries per category. The brochure includes full details on the competition including a category listing, judging criteria, and complete entry instructions.
The entry form is a simple to complete Excel spreadsheet that should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Awards Competition Winners
The winners of the 38th Annual Label Awards Competition were announced at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Twenty-three different member companies won for printing excellence in various categories.
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.
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.