FTA Accepting Entries for 2020 Excellence in Flexography Awards

BOHEMIA, NY—FTA has announced the call for entries in the 2020 Excellence in Flexography Awards Competition. The nine categories into which print samples can be entered are:

  • Wide Web
  • Mid Web
  • Narrow Web
  • Combined Corrugated
  • Preprinted Linerboard
  • Envelope
  • Self-Promotion
  • Non-Traditional
  • Student

Started in 1960, the Excellence in Flexography Awards is the longest running and most prestigious annual print competition in the industry, and the one which flexographers from around the world trust to define objectively superlative flexographic work. Each of the hundreds of entries received every year is individually evaluated by a panel of judges on its degree of difficulty and level of execution.

“The Excellence in Flexography Awards provides printers with the opportunity to determine how well they stack up to their peers, and it brings out some amazing flexographically-printed pieces,” said Tension Corp’s Lon Robinson, chair of the Excellence in Flexography Awards Committee. “For those printers that receive a best of show, gold, silver or bronze award, it’s proof of their abilities. For operators, it’s a validation of their hard work.”

2019 Excellence in Flexography Awards homepage judging
Judges debate the merits of a print sample at the 2019 Excellence in Flexography Awards.

Winners in the 2020 Excellence in Flexography Awards will be presented on April 19, 2020 at FORUM 2020’s Awards Banquet, kicking off a year-long victory lap that includes coverage in FLEXO Magazine, a display inside INFOFLEX 2020, and promotion throughout FTA’s social media channels (which include Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook). In addition, Best of Show winners are subsequently entered into several international awards competitions, including the FTA Europe Diamond Awards 2020 and ABFLEXO’s print contest.

To enter the 2020 competition, visit the Excellence in Flexography Awards web page and download a brochure. FTA members get their first entry free; members who joined in 2019 get their first five entries free. Entries must be received by Jan. 16, 2020. For more information, contact Shelley Rubin at 631-737-6020, ext. 136.


Best of Show Winners from the 2019 Excellence in Flexography Awards

Judging Photos from the 2019 Excellence in Flexography Awards

About FTA

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Chartered in 1958, FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others—together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.