FiberMark Specifier Awards Call for Entries Offers Designers an Exciting Opportunity for Exposure, Accolades

With a rousing call for entries for its 20th Annual Specifier Awards Competition, FiberMark once again presents designers around the world with a unique opportunity for wide exposure and acknowledgement of their talents and ideas. Entries for the competition are being solicited and received until August 31, 2013. Winners will be announced at the end of the year.

The FiberMark Specifier Awards program was inaugurated in 1992, to celebrate the best of color, texture, pattern and design innovation across a wide array of packaging, publishing, office products, graphic arts industrial applications and—new this year—environmentally responsible print media. Since its introduction, it has become international in scope, earning an increasing reputation as one of the most prestigious competitions in the industry.

The program honors outstanding projects that have been created using one or more of FiberMark’s vast range of top-quality covering materials. Additionally, to be eligible for submission, projects must have been produced during the previous year. Entries are judged by a peer review committee on such criteria as design, construction quality, decoration/printing quality and relationship of the materials to the project.

“This year’s design competition is themed ‘Modern & Celebratory,’” notes long-time FiberMark design partner Mickey Boisvert of MBDesign. “Criteria the judges will focus on include the unexpected use of color, texture, pattern, and design; hard-working use of materials; use of several different materials in one project; high-profile use of materials; and on-trend use of materials.” Winners in several different categories of the competition receive wide acknowledgement of their design, including inclusion in a beautifully designed Specifier Awards booklet that is distributed to thousands of industry professionals. Award winners are also featured in a section of the FiberMark website dedicated to innovative design.

Over the years, since its introduction, the Specifier Awards have become an annual event that’s highly anticipated by the FiberMark staff and management. “Because of the increasing number of entries and quality of projects we’re receiving, I’m happy to say that we’re continually raising the bar on judging for the Specifier Awards,” notes Stella Alstede, the FiberMark promotions manager who oversees the Specifier Awards. “We are increasingly impressed by the innovation and inspiration our customers demonstrate in using our materials, and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to honor their exceptional work.”

Design professionals seeking to submit a design for consideration or desiring more information on the Specifier Awards competition may do so by visiting