International Wine Label Design competition winners

International Wine Label DESIGN competition ANNOUNCES WINNERS

wine label contest winners 2011 Napa, CA – The Volunteer Center of Napa Valley is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 International Wine Label Design Contest.  Lamoreaux Landing, designed by Veronica Martin for the eponymously-named New York winery, won the Overall Award.

2011 Wine Label contest winner

Overall winner "Lamoreaux Landing" by Veronica Martin

Entries were judged on the following criteria: overall originality and creativity, use of typography, and use of graphics.  Certificate Awards for the International Wine Label Competition will consist of Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. The roster of international judges includes Paul Wagner, co-author of Wine Marketing & Sales and wine marketing instructor at Napa Valley College. “The single most important interface between the winery and the customer is the label; on the shelf, or in the restaurant. This competition brings attention to the people who are breaking new ground, and developing the most successful designs in the world. The winning labels were fun, dramatic, creative, and most of all, effective!” Rounding out the team of judges are Pascal Durand, Wine Marketing professor at the ENESAD program at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France; Tim Gaiser, MS, Director of Education, Court of Master Sommeliers Americas; Javier Merino, Management and Marketing Professor at the University of Mendoza, Argentina; Pierpaolo Penco, Director at the Executive Master in Wine Business program at MIB School of Management, Trieste, Italy; and Liz Thach, PhD, Wine Business Professor, Sonoma State University, who co-authored Wine Marketing & Sales with Paul Wagner.

The panel of international judges chose the winners in 6 categories:

Overall Winner:

Lamoreaux Landing, designed by Veronica Martin of Miami, Florida

Successful Innovation

design contest winner

Love Seafood, designed by Alan McCorkindale of Christchurch, New Zealand

GOLD – Love Seafood, designed by Alan McCorkindale of Christchurch, New Zealand

SILVER – Belle Dame, designed by Vanessa Mylchreest of Christchurch, New Zealand

BRONZE – Noir, designed by Karen Knecht of konnectDesign, Santa Monica, California

Dramatic Graphics

GOLD – Lamoreaux Landing, designed by Veronica Martin of Miami, Florida

SILVER – Buble, designed by Karen Knecht of konnectDesign, Santa Monica, California

BRONZE – Ray’s Station, designed by Mark Davis of Robert Mather & Gibbs,

Santa Rosa, California

Classic Style

Daniel B Kaplan wine label design

Finca Vides Torcidas, designed by Dan Kaplan of Daniel B Kaplan Design

GOLD – Finca Vides Torcidas, designed by Dan Kaplan of Daniel B Kaplan Design, New York, New York

SILVER – Ray’s Station, designed by Mark Davis of Robert Mather & Gibbs,

Santa Rosa, California

BRONZE – Wine by Numbers, designed by David Danz of LeBlanc Design,

Placerville, California

Label Series

wine label design winner

Vigne Note, designed by William Raineri of Raineri Design, Brescia, Italy

GOLD – Vigne Note, designed by William Raineri of Raineri Design, Brescia, Italy

SILVER – Sawhorse Cellars, designed by Karen Knecht of konnectDesign,

Santa Monica, California

BRONZE – BVN Wines, designed by Dan Kaplan of Daniel B Kaplan Design,

New York, New York

Labels Not Currently in Production

wine label contest winners

Between the Vines, designed by Dan Kaplan of Daniel B Kaplan Design

GOLD – Between the Vines, designed by Dan Kaplan of Daniel B Kaplan Design, New York, New York

SILVER – Sintonia, designed by Faini Eugenia of Grafica e Comunicazione, Jesi, Italy

A call for entries for the next competition will go out in spring of 2012. The proceeds of the competition, which are in the form of submission fees, go directly to benefit the Volunteer Center of Napa Valley.

About the Volunteer Center of Napa Valley
The Volunteer Center of Napa Valley, a program of the Community Action Napa Valley, has pursued its mission of “Connecting people who care with people in need” for over 35 years. CANV is an IRS sec. 501(c)(3) private non-profit. Please visit www.volunteernapa.org for more information.

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