The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA – Topeka, Kansas) has officially opened its 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. The industry association invites companies in the finishing, printing, folding carton, greeting card and binding industries to submit their best work by Monday, March 8, 2021. “The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards are the industry standard for the best of the best in print enhancements,” said FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson. “From attention-getting foil and coatings to intricate die-cuts, unique folds and detailed embossing, members of the print-finishing industry are enhancing greeting cards, presentation folders, labels, invitations, folding cartons, packaging boxes and much more.”
The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards program has grown exponentially as each year, entries are submitted from around the world by finishers and binders that want to compete against the best in the industry. New technologies have fueled growth with expanded award categories in areas such as digital foil and other specialty UV coatings. Entries will be judged on design, execution and level of difficulty in more than 25 categories – with a Gold, Silver and Bronze award presented in each category. A “Best of Show” award will be selected from among all of the Gold Award winners.
All winning companies will be announced during an online presentation ceremony during the FSEA Online Learning Experience, to be held in the Spring of this year (final date to be announced). In addition, winners will be honoured during the FSEA Finishing Summit in October of 2021, with a date announced soon. Competition winners also will be highlighted in promotional campaigns, PostPress Magazine and other trade publications, and on the FSEA website. To submit entries, and for complete information on rules and entry fees, please download an entry form from the FSEA website.
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