First Ever ‘Can Art Awards’ at CBC

Calling all canned craft brewers! Ball Cans has announced the first ever “Canny” Awards with an awards presentation to be held at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference.

Craft brewers who have jumped on the trend of packaging their suds in aluminum are invited to submit entries in seven different categories, including ‘Best Graphics Design.’

Below is the official press release with more details.

BROOMFIELD, CO – The best can graphics in the craft beer industry will be recognized as part of the first annual “Canny” Awards, a competition to promote craft beer in cans and highlight the high-quality, captivating graphics on canned craft beer. Awards will be presented during the Craft Brewers Conference, May 2-5 in San Diego, Calif.

The “Canny” Awards honor 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 Canny Awards is open to any canned craft beer in North America. Entries are now being accepted through March 31. 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 Color
Best Seasonal
Best Character
Best Illustration of Beer Name
Best Local Tie-In (State, Town, Geography, Local Activity)

Sixpoint ResinWinners 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 and rules and an entry form, search for “Canny Awards” on Facebook and Twitter.