“Like many other associations, the FSEA had to find new ways of doing business during the pandemic,” says FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson. “We are thrilled to be able to honor our award winners with a video reveal that feels very much like the ceremony we would have held at our traditional in-person event. Congratulations to all of our winners!”
Entries were received from countries around the world, including the US, Canada, Denmark and Taiwan. Gold, silver and bronze winners were honored in 37 categories. Best of Show and two Best of Show Honorable Mention honorees also were revealed.
DataGraphic, Commack, NY, was awarded the Best of Show award for “Stag&Hare Honey Box,” which was entered in the category of Best Use of Foil/Embossing – Folding Carton (Technical Difficulty). The carton was a promotional piece for Stag&Hare’s customers, showcasing four jars of honey varieties in a custom “jewelry box” featuring tactile textures and finishes throughout. The outer box, honey jar cartons, honey jar insert trays and position-mounted inside flap card were created from a matte-black, soft-touch paper and decorated with gold foil and gloss spot-UV varnish, along with screen-printed colors. Once the decorative boxes were coated and foil-stamped, they were individually die-cut, with each piece being hand-fed to ensure perfect registration. The design of the outside box and the individual honey cartons were such that they could be scored and folded without the use of glue.
Two Honorable Mention certificates were awarded – the first was presented to Thoro Packaging for “Holiday Promo” in the Best Use of Unique Fold category; and the second to Foil Graphics for its “Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala” in the Best Use of Laser Cutting category.
The competition evaluates submissions that use a wide range of specialty finishing techniques, from foil-stamping and embossing to specialty coating, film-laminating, laser cutting, diecutting and cold-foil applications. Submissions come in a variety of formats, including book covers, point-of-purchase displays, folding cartons, promotional pieces, calendars and more.
To view photos of the pieces submitted by the Bronze, Silver and Gold honorees, visit www.fsea.com