IMDPA EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY AWARDS

The Excellence in Quality Contest recognizes the skillful achievements of the metal decorating and packaging industry. Entries from around the globe are judged in eight categories with the best entry given the Grand Award.

Global Recognition

Not only do award-winning pieces offer proof of significant achievements in quality, but they also gain worldwide recognition and coverage through a number of avenues:

 

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As one of the longest running and most prestigious annual metal decorating competitions, its mission is to honor outstanding companies who have made exceptional quality and precise consistency their mission in the pursuit of decorating & packaging excellence.  Judges will evaluate the quality of printing, the degree of difficulty, the appearance of coating finishes, registration, and the technical expertise required for each piece.

Qualifications & Judging

Entries must have been decorated between May, 2018 and April, 2019. Two finished samples of the decorated work must be submitted to the IMDPA by the deadline of April 16, 2019. Samples must be from commercial production runs and not prototypes. The samples will not be returned. Entries will be displayed at the Seminar and will be  photographed for promotional purposes. The decorator must have performed the decorating work entirely, but did not have to perform the manufacturing of the piece. Decorated pieces are judged in 8 categories and each design can only be entered in one category. The Technical Achievement Award will be presented for innovation in  decorating and manufacturing. All entries will be considered for this award.

All submissions will be judged by an impartial committee made up of graphic arts professionals. Judges will evaluate the quality of printing, the degree of difficulty, the appearance of coating finishes, registration, and the technical expertise required for each piece. Judging will take place at the annual International Metal Decorators Association Annual Conference which will be held May 22-23, 2019 at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort. The judges will follow a predetermined guideline of quality criteria to determine the outcome of the contest. Once the judging has been completed, the judges will announce the winners of each category at the Awards Luncheon. Winning entries will be displayed at the Seminar for all to see. The International Metal Decorating & Packaging Association will send press releases to various industry publications notifying the readership of the awards. We wish you the best for the competition.

Fees – THERE ARE NO FEES TO ENTER THIS COMPETITION.

2018 Award Winners

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Closures & Ends

Industrial Litografica (Mexico)

-Captain Morgan-

 

 BEST OF CATEGORY

Closures & Ends

Shetron Ltd. (India)

-Nasa Spizarnia-

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Craft Cans

Crown Packaging PLC (UK)

-Zo Session IPA-

 

BEST OF CATEGORY

Craft Cans

Ball Corporation (USA)

-Terrapin Chopsecutioner-

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Digital Printing

The Ohio Art Company (USA)

-Tennessee Whiskey Tray-

 

BEST OF CATEGORY

Digital Printing

The Ohio Art Company (USA)

-State of Michigan Tray-

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Food & General Line

Shetron Ltd. (India)

-Map Medium Roast-

 

BEST OF CATEGORY

Food & General Line

NCI Packaging (New Zealand)

-Flahey’s Future-

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Miscellaneous

Independent Can Co. (USA)

-Duck’s Unlimited Retriever-

 

BEST OF CATEGORY

Miscellaneous

The Ohio Art Company (USA)

-Pirates of the Caribbean-

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Specialty & Fancy Cans

Crown Cork & Seal (USA)

-La Petit Bastille-

 

BEST OF CATEGORY

Specialty & Fancy Cans

Crown Cork & Seal (USA)

-Dunkin’ Donuts-

 

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Two Piece Beverage

Ardagh Group (USA)

-Monster Vanilla Espresso-

 

BEST OF CATEGORY

Two Piece Beverage

Crown Packaging PLC (UK)

-Coca-Cola Woodstock-

 

THE GRAND AWARD

Crown Cork & Seal (USA)

-Dunkin’ Donuts-