Neenah Announces the 2011 “Labels of the World Contest” Winners


Neenah Paper, an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of premium, specialty and sustainable papers, is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 “Labels of the World Contest,” a  competition recognizing what it takes to create distinctive, eye-catching labels in the food and beverage industry. The contest, which for the first time included a new category – Food and Other Beverage – honors the top 12 labels produced on CLASSIC® Wine Label Papers and ESTATE® Label based on design, production value and creative use of paper.

The 12 winning labels will be showcased in a beautiful calendar, and out of those two labels from each category are awarded Best of Show, one receives runner up and another honorable mention. Following is a list of the 2011 award winners and their respective prizes:

Wine Category:
• Best in Show $2,000 award; L’Iris 2007 Pinot Noir; Designer Now Design
• Runner Up $500 award; Mad Violets 2009 Pinot Noir; Designer Now Design
• Honorable Mention $250 award; Basques 2010 Red; Designer Richard Gomez

Food and Other Beverage Category:
• Best in Show $1,000 award; Spring 44 Honey Flavored Vodka; Designer Russ Wall

“When it comes to wine and specialty food or beverages, many people don’t realize that the label is one of the most important features that differentiates the product and makes it stand out,” says Byron Racki, vice president marketing, Neenah Paper. “We created this contest to celebrate label design as the true craft that it is and award designers who have mastered the art of combining the design, the paper and the printing to represent the product and make it attractive to consumers.”

For more information on this year’s winners or to learn how to enter the 2012 Neenah Paper “Labels of the World Contest,” visit The 2012 competition will reopen April 1, 2012 for submissions printed on CLASSIC® Wine Label Papers and ESTATE® Label.

About Neenah Paper
For more than 100 years, Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) has been an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of premium, specialty and sustainable papers. Neenah brings state-of-the-art technology to its signature brands, CLASSIC®, ENVIRONMENT®, STARWHITE®, NEENAH® and SUNDANCE®, as well as a host of other fine paper with an ever-expanding digital paper offering preferred by graphic designers and printers. Neenah has created relevant, useful tools that empower customers when they want it and the way they want it, including the new Neenah Paper Cabinet. Visit to find out more information about Neenah or call (800) 558-5061. Follow Neenah Paper on Twitter: @neenahpaper; become a fan on Facebook; or visit Neenah’s blog, Against the Grain

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