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2018 Making Vinyl Packaging Awards Call for Entries

Were you involved in the creation of a vinyl or CD package produced in the past year that you’re particularly proud of?

If so, then you should enter the 2018 Making Vinyl Packaging Awards, which is now accepting submissions https://makingvinyl.com/awards-2018/, in 14 categories that highlight why packaged media is still important in the digital age. The deadline is Aug. 15.

Entries may come from record labels, art directors, designers, pressing plants, brokers, packagers, printers, mastering facilities, artists, and distributors from anywhere in the world.

To be eligible, releases must be out from Sept. 1, 2017 to Oct. 1, 2018.

Submissions will be judged online by award-winning art directors in the U.S. and Europe. In late August, the winners will be selected from the finalists at the offices of AIGA, the prestigious design organization, and receive their prizes at a ceremony in Detroit on Oct. 1 at Making Vinyl (http://makingvinyl.com).

The deadline to enter your online submission/s with digital photos is Wednesday, Aug. 15, 11:59 pm (EST). More info about the competition: https://makingvinyl.com/making-vinyl-packaging-awards-faqs/

Among the 14 categories are “Save The Earth,” recognizing innovations in sustainability; “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done,” recognizing innovation in structural design for both vinyl & CD;  “Best Record Store Day Vinyl,” recognizing the best limited-edition releases created for RSD 2018 in April and RSD Black Friday 2017; and “Best CD Boxed Set.”

Send your questions about the Making Vinyl Packaging Awards to [email protected].

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
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