Topeka, Kansas — The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has opened the 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. FSEA invites companies in the finishing, printing, folding carton, greeting card and binding industries to submit their best work.
“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 diecuts, 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 as 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, too, 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 Spring 2021. In addition, winners will be honored during the FSEA Finishing Summit, October 2021. Competition winners also will be highlighted in promotional campaigns, PostPress magazine and other trade publications, and on the FSEA website.
To submit entries or for complete information on rules, regulations and entry fees, download an entry form from the FSEA website at www.fsea.com. Questions? Call the FSEA at 785.271.5816. Entry deadline is March 8, 2021.
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) provides a wide range of resources to help companies remain profitable and gain market share through the use of print enhancement technologies such as foil stamping, embossing, specialty coatings and more. From cost-saving programs and educational opportunities to green initiatives proving the sustainability of foil decorated paper/board, the FSEA strives to provide its members with ideas, resources and solutions to grow in today’s marketplace. For more information, visit www.fsea.com.