The Flexible Packaging Association is now accepting entries for the 2014 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition. This annual competition honors industry advancements in flexible packaging graphics and design, technology, structure, and sustainability. 
The entry deadline is Monday, November 18, 2013. The official Call for Entries is available on 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 58th annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition will be announced on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 during the 2014 FPA Annual Meeting (March 4-6, 2014) at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. 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 will be 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 2014 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition, contact FPA at (410) 694-0800 or visit