The 16th Global Label Industry Awards for 2019 opens for entry for individuals who have excelled in the label and package printing sector through innovation and best practice in 2018.
For this year’s awards, there will be two individual or team awards, and four organisation awards, making a total of six awards that will be available at the 16th Label Industry Global Awards 2019.
The top honour, awarded to either an individual or team, is the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award, sponsored by Avery Dennison. This recognises an innovation or idea that has helped transform and progress the label industry across the world. Bestowed in memory of Stan Avery’s pioneering spirit and values. The award builds on the previously named R. Stanton Avery Pioneer Award to reflect the global nature of the industry and recognise the collective and individual contributions.
According to Mike Fairley, chair of the judges, he said: ‘It is always a privilege to be involved in the Label Industry Global Awards, the highest accolade within the label and package printing industry. Each year, as we embark on the quest to find our leading innovators, the high standard of entries never fails to impress. The accelerating pace of change and the talent coming through in this industry is extraordinary, and one that is becoming ever more global, so we felt the time was right to recognise these developments through this year’s Awards.
‘Many previous Label Industry Global Award winners have gone on to even greater success and inspired others in the sector to continue to drive the industry forward, so we urge all sectors of the label and package printing industry from across the globe to submit their nominations as soon as possible.’
Entry is free and submissions must be received by 17 May. Finalists, along with the winner of the R. Stanton Avery Global Achievement Award, will be announced in June. All winners will be announced during the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019, at a 1000-capacity gala evening event in Brussels on September 24.
For 2019, the Rising Star Award is sponsored by the Label Academy and Avery Dennison. This award recognises 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 appointment at the highest levels of the profession.
The Award for Innovation is split 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 2018 and can either be for a new business process or technology-related.
The Environmental and Sustainability Award acknowledges a new sustainable product or process introduced by a converter or supplier company in the label industry during 2018.
Finally, the European Converter of the Year Award recognises the company that has made the biggest advances in the European converting business over the last year. This might include a key record of innovation or product and technical development, the development of a pan-European product in its chosen market(s), a solid record of staff training and development, and a strong involvement with its local community.
Entry forms and full details of how to enter are available at www.labelawards.com.