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.