The five finalists are drawn from entries created by designers who produced a commercial can design by December 31, 2021, using the INX Metal color catalog. The models were chosen based on several criteria. It includes originality, overall design aesthetic, best use of color palette, and project brief indicating how their color choices influenced the final design. The finalists and their product names are:
• 4 Giants and The Haze of Destiny by Founders Brewing Co.
• TUPPS Brewery Juice Pack
• MadJack Cherry Berry by Molson Coors
• Saint Arnold Harmony by Saint Arnold Brewing Company
• TropiCoastal Tropical IPA by Great Lakes Brewing Co.
“We are very pleased with the quality of entries we received from brand owners, design agencies, marketers and metal decorators for this year’s competition,” said Renee Schouten, Vice President of Marketing. for INX. “Based on the feedback I received from the judges, they had many great designs to consider which made it difficult to choose the final five. It won’t be easier for them this week to determine the winning entry. .
The winner of the contest earns bragging rights, an engraved trophy and other industry recognition. Crown Brand Building Packaging won the inaugural title in 2020 and Great Lakes Brewing Company was last year’s winner.