Here’s how to highlight your company’s converting skills and show how you meet and exceed customer needs. Enter the Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards and Innovation Showcase. It is a competition for the entire flexible packaging industry, and all converters can enter.

Awards show great work in several categories, giving entries a better chance of being recognized. Categories include Printing and Shelf Impact, Technical Innovation, Sustainability and Overall Packaging Excellence. Winners earn Gold or Silver awards.

Depending on the category entered, the judges consider graphics, and assess advances in materials and structure. Judges also consider new uses, extended shelf life, and sustainability.

Deadline for entries is November 9. Start the process now to give yourself a better chance of winning. Entries ask for a package description, end user/customer, plant, designer/design firm, key supplier, and detailed package descriptions.

Get the 2016 Call for Entries: It gives you an Award Overview along with Competition Rules, Entry Instructions, and the Official Entry Forms. For more, go to and click on “Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards.”