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The 2021 IMDA Awards Competition recognized outstanding IML, IMD and IME submissions that were produced in 2020 or were slated for release in 2021.

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

Winners of the competition were announced during a Video Presentation on July 21. In addition, watch for the winners to be prominently publicized in a variety of media and during events:

  • Winners will be displayed at the IMDA Symposium and will be honored during a reception at the event
  • 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 Las Vegas

Judges evaluated 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 were considered.

The 2021 IMDA Awards Competition is a success thanks to these sponsors

2021 IMDA Award Competition Winners

Best IMD - Consumer Goods / Durable Product

Winner

Best IMD - Consumer Goods / Durable Product

Honorable Mention

Best use of
IML - Blow
Mold

Winner

Best use of IML
- Large Container

Winner

Judges'
Choice

Distinguished Achievement
for Multi-Functionality

Best use of
IML - Small
Container

Winner

Best
In-Mold
Label -
Aesthetics

Winner

Best In-Mold
Label - Technical

Winner

Best In-Mold
Label - Technical

Honorable Mention

Best Use in In-Mold Electronics

Distinguished Achievement

Innovative Use
Related to COVID-19

Distinguished Achievement

Sustainable
Use of in-mold processes

Winner

Best Use of In-Mold for a Prototype Product or
In-House Promo

Winner

Past IMDA Award Competition Winners

Recognizing the best in IML, IMD and IME

IMDA Award
Winners

IMDA Award
Winners

IMDA Award 
Winners

2022 IMDA Awards Competition

When will the 2022 Competition Open?

The IMDA Awards Competition will open in early March 2022. Email dianna@imdassociation.com with questions.

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IMDA AWARDS NOW 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.