• Last year's winner of Best in Show at the FPLMA awards was Melbourne-based RollsPack, which won a total of five awards.
    Last year's winner of Best in Show at the FPLMA awards was Melbourne-based RollsPack, which won a total of five awards.
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Entries for the Flexible Packaging and Label Manufacturers Association (FPLMA) awards close on Friday the 22nd of June, and the association is inviting converters to send in their last-minute submissions.

The awards will be held at Metropolis Southbank on August 31 as part of the FPLMA’s annual conference, which this year will take place at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne. The 2018 awards will be decided across seven categories, including flexo, offset, letterpress, gravure, digital, combination, booklets, screen, and innovation.

According to Tony Dalleore, FPLMA secretariat, the broader range of categories has spurred interest from members.

“Since we’ve opened up the categories in the flexo arena, the submissions have been higher than last year. It provided printers with a wider variety of categories to enter, so we expect more entries this year,” he said.

Winning entries will be published in industry magazines, as well as entered into international events including the World Label Awards and FFTA Awards.

Dalleore encourages converters to throw their hats into the ring, saying the prestige of being an award winner is great for business. “Entering the awards is a great opportunity to utilise the FPLMA as a vehicle to build brand identity,” he said.

Entry forms and eligibility criteria are available at www.fplma.org.au.

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