The annual Label Design Awards commences today, the chance for your label to shine!. The eighth annual Wine Label Design Awards, the fifth annual Beer Label Design Awards and the third Spirits Label Design Awards open for entry on 14 September 2022
The awards are proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel and are convened by Winemag.co.za – Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. Self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel has been associated with this initiative since inception, we once again welcomed Avery Dennison, Synchron and Kemtek HP Indigo as secondary sponsors.
The motivation for the competition is to reward outstanding design as an influence on wine, beer and spirit purchases and all South African wine, beer and spirit producers as well as design studios are invited to enter from 14 September to 26 October 2022. An entry fee depending on category applies.
Distinguished judges have been appointed as follows:
Christian Eedes, Editor, Winemag.co.za (all)
Sean Harrison, Design & Strategy – LUCO° (all)
Kassie Naidoo, Creative Director – Lampost (all)
Rob Gower, Product Developer for Wine, Woolworths (wine)
Francois Rautenbach, Head buyer Singita (wine)
Greg Gilowey, Beer Country (beer)
Troye May, beer judge, homebrewer, host of #Beertime podcast (beer)
Leah van Deventer, drinks writer (spirits)
Bernard Gutman, drinks writer and presenter (spirits)
Wines will be judged in four categories: 1) under R80 a bottle; 2) over R80 a bottle; 3) over R500 a bottle and 4) labels forming a series – no price constraints.
Beers will be judged in two categories: 1) single labels and 2) labels forming a series.
Spirits will be judged in two categories: 1) single labels and 2) labels forming a series.
Judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and effectiveness as a piece of communication.
Wine, beer and spirits must be produced in South Africa; commercially available; and the minimum stock requirement is 50 six-bottle cases. Each entry must be accompanied by a 150-word creative rationale.
The entry kit will be available on Winemag.co.za from 14 September 2022, closing date is 26 October 2022.
After official judging, finalists will then be displayed on Winemag.co.za from 14 to 24 November to allow for consumer voting for the People’s Choice Award. The winners will be announced 1 December 2022.
Join the conversation on twitter: @Winemag #LabelDesignAwards #Wine #Beer #Spirits #GraphicDesign
Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. It covers everything to do with South African fine wine.
Christian Eedes is editor. After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BA Honours in philosophy, he joined Wine magazine in 2000 and served as editor between May 2008 and December 2009. He has completed a wine evaluation course and a small-scale winemaking course under the auspices of the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University. His experience includes tasting for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Platter’s South African Wine Guide in addition to various other local and international competitions.
Jacqueline Lahoud is Business Manager. After qualifying with a BCom from UNISA, Lahoud worked on the marketing and distribution of print media before stints at several publishing houses in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Lahoud’s media experience spans over 20 years, during which time she was instrumental in launching and re-positioning various magazines and their respective brand extensions. Immediately before taking over Winemag.co.za, Lahoud held the position of Getaway Publisher, Getaway Show Director and sat on the RamsayMedia board and EXCO team.
Founded in 1982, Rotolabel has gained distinction in the supply of world-class self-adhesive labels.
Rotolabel was acquired by the Bidvest Group in 2008, and today forms part of the Labelling Solutions division of Bidvest Paperplus – a leading supplier of printing, communications, packaging and labelling solutions in southern Africa.
Rotolabel specialises in flexographic, letterpress and digital print technologies, allowing us to print labels of consistently high quality on a range of substrates with a variety of finishes.
Complementing our printing resources is state-of-the-art finishing that offers hot and cold foiling, silkscreen and high-build, varnishing and laminating – everything you could wish for in designing a world-class label.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials.
The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 32,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2020 were $7.0 billion.
Synchron, founded in 1961, owes its continued success in brand enhancement to the core values of leadership, trust and family values; combined with the purpose and determination to source and supply best-of-breed products for our clients.
Synchron brings to its clients the benchmark standards in brand enhancement. Architects and designers have access to a global-best range in innovative textiles. The packaging and printing industries can offer their branded clients breath-taking foil embellishment designs covering both brand enhancement and security. Our deco foil division enables the transformation of an ordinary substrate into a surface of beauty. And our truck security ‘armoured’ textiles provide peace of mind to logistics companies.
Headquartered in Cape Town, we provide a nationwide support service in product and technical application through our offices and distribution centres in Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
About Kemtek HP Indigo
Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. This motivates us — inspires us — to do what we do. To make what we make. To invent, and to reinvent. To engineer experiences that amaze. We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world.
This is our calling. This is a new HP. Keep reinventing.