Results of Finat Label Competition 2024 announced

The 44th edition saw increase in number of entries to 236 from 45 companies and 22 countries.

Finat has announced the results of 44th Finat Label Competition. The number of entries increased to 236 (212 in 2023), with 45 companies and 22 countries from all over the world participating.  

Austria once again topped the list of countries entering with 45 entries followed by Greece with 24 entries. The highest number of entries by category was led by wines (52), alcoholic drinks (28) with general applications in third place (22). The number of entries using digital as one of their main printing processes increased slightly to 112. 

The judges, a highly experienced panel, consisting of Tony White (chairman), Murat Sipahioğlu and Steve Wood aided by the marketing experience of Steven de Cleen, were again impressed by the quality and range of entries.  

This year, the number of categories was reduced from 28 to 21 in order to consolidate the less popular categories into a catch-all General Applications category. This proved to be justified by the number of entries received in this category. These changes in addition to the modifications made in 2023 have produced a more streamlined competition. 

The awards ceremony, presented by Dr. Vlad Sljapic, was held on 22 May on the occasion of the Finat European Label Forum in Athens. Overall, the 2024 Finat Label Competition was again a testament to the dedication of the Finat community and the high quality of label printing around the world. 

Achertäler Druckereic, Germany for Waldulmer Art Series 2023 won the Best in Show award.  

The Group Winners were organized into the following main groups: Marketing/End Uses, Printing Processes, Non-Adhesive Applications and Innovation. 

The full list of winners can be found here.