Flexible Packaging and Label Manufacturers Association (FPLMA) has confirmed that this year’s edition of its Forum and Gala Dinner will be held in Melbourne at the end of August next year.
The association has already started accepting entries from label and packaging converters based in Australia and New Zealand for its awards.
The annual FPLMA Print Awards, which is a culmination of FPLMA’s technical conference, recognises excellence in the packaging industry and is an important way to showcase outstanding work in the field. It represents a celebration of creativity, innovation and technical skill.
The Gala Dinner, with its awards ceremony, has become one of the most important events in the printing and packaging industry professionals’ calendars. The 2022 edition, held in the Crown Melbourne attracted over 300 guests from 85 businesses.
FPLMA secretary and treasurer Tony Dalleore said, “The 2024 Print Awards brochure has been distributed and this year we are pleased to announce that the awards will be carried out in collaboration with the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA).
“This approach will signify the start of further collaboration with the LIA and Visual Connections and show a unified approach to all activities held within the scope of both associations.”
The competition is open to all Australian and New Zealand converters for works produced between March 30, 2023 and April 30, 2024.
The winning entries will be published in Australia’s leading trade publications and entered into internationally recognised packaging competitions, including, where applicable, to the World Label Awards and FFTA Awards.
The entries will be categorised in several verticals, including flexo, offset, letterpress, gravure, digital, combination printing, booklets, screen printing and innovation.
Deadline for all entries has been set for April 30, 2024.
Click here for more information, entry forms and full entry terms and conditions.
Dalleore added, “Although our next Forum is not until August 2024, preparations are underway. Soon, we will be issuing sponsorship opportunities along with a call for speakers, so please save the date, which is now confirmed for August 30 and 31, 2024 in Melbourne. The popular awards dinner will be held on Friday, August 31, 2024 at Crown Palladium.”
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