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  2022 Awards Competition Opens: May 15  

Early Bird Deadline: July 1 

Final Entry Deadline: 

July 15

Awards Competition Judging: August

Award Winners Reveal: September 28 at the 2022 IMDA Symposium

The 2022 IMDA Awards Competition will recognize outstanding IML, IMD and IME submissions that were produced in 2021 or were slated for release in 2022.

Entries received from around the world showcase the best in in-mold design and technical achievement, and this year’s competition will include categories to recognize innovations related to sustainability and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Winners of the competition will be revealed at the 2022 IMDA Symposium in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In addition, watch for the winners to be prominently publicized in a variety of media and during events:

  • Winners will be featured in the October/November issue of Plastics Decorating magazine
  • Winning entries will be displayed at the PMMI Showcase of Packaging Innovations during PACK EXPO International
  • 2021 Award Winners also were featured by Plastics Today, Converting Quarterly and Label & Narrow Web magazines

Judges evaluate overall design and complexity; integration of the in-mold element into the part or package; functionality; and innovation in the use of materials and processes. Manufacturing difficulty and complexity of the part, label, design or mold also are considered.

2022 IMDA Awards Competition

When Will the 2022 Competition Open?

The IMDA Awards Competition will open on May 15, 2022. Email [email protected] with questions.

Learn More About the Entry Criteria

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2022 IMDA Award Competition Winners

Best Use of
IMD with
Metallic
Effects

Winner

Best IMD - Consumer Goods / Durable Product

Honorable Mention

Best Use of IMD for Capacitive Touch Applications

Winner

Best Use of IMD for Consumer Goods / Durable Products

Winner

Best Use of
IML/IMD in
an Innovative
Application

Winner

Best Use of IML/IMD in an Innovative Application

Honorable Mention

Best Use of IML, Package or Container

Winner

Best Use of IML, Package or Container

Honorable Mention

Best
In-Mold
Label

Winner

Best
In-Mold
Label

Honorable Mention

Sustainable Use
of In-Mold
Processes

Winner

Sustainable Use of In-Mold Processes

Honorable Mention

Distinguished
Achievement for
Use of Design and
Molding to Create
an Aesthetic, Tactile
Experience

Judges’ Choice Award

Past IMDA Award Competition Winners

Recognizing the best in IML, IMD and IME

IMDA Award
Winners

IMDA Award
Winners

IMDA Award
Winners

IMDA Award 
Winners

IMDA AWARDS IS A WPO-RECOGNIZED COMPETITION

The In-Mold Decorating Association is honored to announce that its annual IMDA Awards Competition, was invited to be part of and has received recognition by the World Packaging Organization (WPO).

The WorldStar Awards is one of the major events of the World Packaging Organization, which runs it annually to give world-wide recognition to packages that have gained an award in a recognized national or regional packaging competition. It is a global competition that gathers the best packages from all over the world and is the ultimate recognition one can receive in the world of packaging. Currently 63 competitions from 37 countries and regions are recognized by the WPO as qualifying for entry to WorldStar.

What this means for  IMDA Awards Competition winners is that your company, as an IMDA Awards winner, is now eligible to enter the WPO WorldStar Packaging Awards competition.  

The company that submitted the winning entry to the IMDA Awards may enter the WorldStar Packaging Awards with the brand owner’s permission. Complete information about WorldStar awards and how to enter is at www.worldstar.org.