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Entries Are Now Being Accepted for the 2021 AWA International Sleeve Label Awards

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Enter the annual competition that recognizes outstanding contributions to sleeve labeling

Entries are now being accepted for the 2021 AWA International Sleeve Label Awards – the competition which, for the last six years, has annually documented the ground-breaking achievements that sleeve labeling has brought to today’s packaging industry.

Recognizing quality at all production levels
Entries will be accepted from printers/converters and brand owners/end users which demonstrate quality and originality in the design, production, and end-use of all types of sleeve labels. Judged by an international panel of industry experts, the AWA International Sleeve Label Awards feature four main categories – heat shrink TD sleeve labels; roll-fed MD shrink sleeves; stretch sleeves, and a special category recognizing a notable environmental/sustainability contribution. At their discretion, the judges may also award a ‘best in show’ trophy.

Sleeve label industry specialists
Competition sponsors AWA Alexander Watson Associates, specialist market researchers, and consultants to the broad packaging and converting industries, have focused strongly on sleeve label market developments, and host the leading annual sleeve labeling conference, which alternates between Europe and the USA. Now in its fifteenth year, the AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition 2021 will be held in Cincinnati, USA, 10-12th November 2021, during which winners in the AWA International Sleeve Label Awards will be presented with their trophies at a special ceremony.

Open now for entries
The AWA International Sleeve Label Awards are now an annual feature of the label industry’s calendar. AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ website already features details of the 2021 competition, including the entry form, which potential participants can access online at awa-bv.com/event/sleeve-label-awards/

AWAVirtual™ Pre-View of the Conference
As part of this year’s Sleeve Label Industry Conference & Exhibition 2021 in Cincinnati in US on 10-12 November, AWA organizes the AWAVirtual™ Pre-View International Sleeve Label Industry Conference & Exhibition 2021, taking place on 29th July.

It will answer the urgent need for updates on Market Characteristics and Demand Dynamics given the Supply/Demand disruptions across all raw material categories, and the changes due to COVID-19.


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