This issue highlights the winning entries in packagePRINTING's 23rd annual Excellence Awards competition. The judging took place in June and as usual, it was one of my favorite days of the year. One of the main reasons for this is that the judges—this year including DuPont's Peter Menzian, Jim Flynn from Gallus, Mark Andy's Joe Hamway, and Bob Waddington, UVitec—are a great group to work with.And work is the order of the day. The Excellence Awards competition presents a unique challenge for the judges with categories that cover the full spectrum of package printing. Categories include labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, and corrugated materials, produced using all the major printing processes—flexo, offset, gravure, screen, letterpress, digital, and combinations of all of the above. So the judges have their hands full.