Canny Awards will honour best craft beer cans

Leading can making company Ball Corporation is supporting a competition that will recognise the best can graphics in the North American craft beer industry.

The annual Canny Awards are designed to promote craft beer in cans and highlight the high-quality, captivating graphics on canned craft beer.

The awards will be presented during the Craft Brewers Conference, which are being held in San Diego, California from 2-5 May.

The Canny Awards honour craft beer and the distinctive graphics created in an industry known for unique brands and brews. The competition is sponsored by four leading suppliers to the canned craft beer industry – Ball Corporation, Cask Brewing Systems, Hi-Cone and Mumm Products.

The competition is open to any canned craft beer in North America. Entries are now being accepted until 31 March. Craft brewers can submit up to three entries per brewery and may choose from seven categories to enter. One design may be entered in multiple categories (up to three).

Independent judges will award an overall can design trophy to the top three designs, as well as first-place awards in each of the seven categories:

  • Best shelf presence
  • Best graphics design
  • Best use of colour
  • Best seasonal
  • Best character
  • Best illustration of beer name
  • Best local tie-in (state, town, geography, local activity)

Winners will receive a custom Canny Award trophy that includes their can graphics and recognition at the Craft Brewers Conference and in industry publications. For a complete set of guidelines, rules and an entry form, search for Canny Awards on Facebook and Twitter.


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