During the past year it has been impossible to hold physical meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has impacted on the annual L9 world Label awards competition. The normal judging procedure requires the physical presence of all the judges from the respective associations to meet and discuss the quality of each entry. Also due to the fact that very few of the L9 associations held their “domestic” competitions in 2020 there would not have been universal representation from the majority of the associations. Therefore it was decided and agreed that the judging for the 2020 competition be cancelled. This is the first time since the WLA competition began in 1991 that a competition has had to be cancelled.
Looking forward it is most probable that the judging for the 2021 competition will be held in April 2022 during Labelexpo Europe. Associations will be able to submit their entries in the normal way and representation from all participating associations will be as normal. This means that each association will be represented by one nominated judge.
A proposal has been submitted to the L9 committee to change the method of judging from 2023. More details will be published after the 2022 judging.
World Label Awards Winners 2019
- About the competition
The World Label Awards is a global competition in which currently 7 continents are participating: USA (TLMI), Japan (JFLP), Europe (FINAT), Australia (FPLMA), New Zealand (SALMA) China (PEIAC) and India (LMAI). In order for companies to compete and to win an award, their entry has to win a prize in their own local label awards competition first, eg TLMI , FINAT, FPLMA, JFLP, SALMA or PEIAC. Each Association (Chairman of the jury) then selects entries for the WLA from their nominated or winning entries, which are judged and possibly rewarded with the World Label Association Award.