Annual Competition Honors Best of the Best in Packaging Excellence, Printing, Technical, Environmental & Sustainability Achievements

If your company has developed an innovative flexible packaging solution, which is currently available in the market, FPA encourages you to submit the package into the 2012 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. The entry deadline is Monday, November 21, 2011.

The FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition honors flexible packaging products that continue to expand packaging options for a wide variety of retail, industrial, and institutional products. The flexible packaging entries received for this annual competition underscore outstanding industry advancements in technology, materials, design, printing, and sustainability.

The official Call for Entries is available on and provides an overview of the competition, rules, and entry instructions. Winning entries of the 2012 competition will be announced during the 2012 FPA Annual Meeting, February 22-24, 2012 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ. The competition is open to flexible packaging converters. Additionally, 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.

Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts who will select winning packages to receive Gold and Silver awards in four categories including Packaging Excellence, Technical Innovation, Sustainability & Environmental Achievement, and Shelf Impact & Printing Achievement.  The Highest Achievement Award will be presented to a Gold award winning package ranked by the judges as having contributed most to the advancement of the industry. 

Winning competition entries are recognized and featured in various domestic and international trade publications. In addition, FPA publishes the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards & Innovation Showcase, which includes photos and descriptions about all the entries and winning packages, and provides details about package manufacturers, end-users/customers, designers, and key suppliers.

For more information about the 2012 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, contact FPA at (410) 694-0800 or