Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn Pop Up Bowl. Manufacturer: ConAgra Foods, Phoenix Packaging. 2012 Highest Achievement Award, Gold Awards (Packaging Excellence, Technical Innovation)

The Flexible Packaging Association is now accepting entries for the 2013 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition. This annual competition honors industry advancements in innovation and technology that are meeting the packaging challenges of today and delivering flexible packaging solutions for a multitude of products. 

The entry deadline is Monday, November 19, 2013. The official Call for Entries is available on www.flexpack.org and provides an overview of the competition, rules, entry instructions and fees. The competition is open to flexible packaging converters and suppliers (FPA members and non members). Flexible packaging suppliers that have contributed to a package and have received approval from the converter may enter jointly with, or on behalf of, the converter. 

Winning entries of the 57th annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition will be announced on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 during the 2013 FPA Annual Meeting (February 26-28, 2013) at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. Competition entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts who will select packages to receive Gold and Silver awards in four categories including Packaging Excellence, Printing Achievement, Technical Innovation, and Sustainability & Environmental Achievement. The Flexible Packaging Highest Achievement Award will be presented to a Gold award winning package(s) ranked by the judges as having contributed most to the advancement of the industry.

All competition entries and winning packages are featured in the FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards & Innovation Showcase, which includes photos and package descriptions, and provides details about package manufacturers, end-users/customers, designers, and key suppliers. Winning entries are also included in several industry trade publications including Flexible Packaging Magazine, Packaging Digest and Packaging World.

For more information about the 2013 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition, contact FPA at (410) 694-0800 or visitwww.flexpack.org.