TLMI Annual Awards Competition


TLMI is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Label Awards Competition

Award Entry Guide & Category List

Submit your labels entries here!

2019 Annual Awards Portfolio
2019 Awards Competition Winners

The winners of the 42nd Annual Label Awards Competition were presented during TLMI’s 2019 Annual Meeting,
held from October 27th to 30th at the Omni La Costa, Carlsbad, CA.

The Best in Show Award was presented to Multi-Color Corporation for their Prayers of Sinners prime labelThe label was also awarded the Best in Class and First-Place honors in the Offset - Wine & Spirits - Color Process - Prime category, making it eligible for the Best in Show citation.

A full list of Best in Class, as well as First- and Second-Place category winners is available here: 2019 Award Winners
Congratulations to all the award winners for demonstrating technical excellence.

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.