Entries open for the Label Industry Global Awards 2020

R Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award – the top honor

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Label Industry Global Awards 2020

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. These awards recognize those organizations and individuals who have excelled in the label and package printing sector in 2019. The top honor, awarded to either an individual or team, is the R Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison. Bestowed in memory of Stan Avery’s pioneering spirit and values, this 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, the Rising Star Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison and the Label Academy, once again recognizes the emerging talent of an individual starting their label and package printing career, with the potential of becoming one of tomorrow’s leaders. Nominees should have worked in the industry for at least five years and demonstrate a strong potential for appointments at the highest levels of the profession.

The Award for Innovation is based on size; one for companies with over 300 employees and another for those 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.

Mike Fairley, chair of the judges says, “I am 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.

“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 honoring them all in a special online awards announcement in September.”

Entry is free and submissions must be received by 26 June 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 on 15 September.

Entry forms and full details of how to enter are available at www.labelawards.com.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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