Entries Open For 2021 Holography Industry Awards

22 Jul 2021 | Press Release

Entries are now open to find the best commercial holography applications with nominations being welcomed for the 2021 industry awards.

The awards are organised by industry trade body International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) and will be presented this year as part of the Holography Conference, which takes place online 17 – 18 November.

Involving delegates from hologram suppliers, manufacturers and users from across the world, the awards recognise outstanding achievement and mark out those who have been at the forefront of the sector. Specifically, they reflect innovative or commercially viable hologram products or techniques which have been introduced or launched in the last 12 months.

Any company or individual is eligible to enter – not only IHMA members – and the award categories cover innovations for the best in holographic technology, origination, display or emerging technology applications, applied security, and decorative/packaging products.

The closing date for applications will be September 30th and covers commercial projects produced after August 1st, 2020. The nominations are judged by the IHMA Board.

In addition to the winners of these categories, the new online format for the presentation awards will an additional category – the so-called ‘People’s Choice’, with delegates voting for their favourite nomination during the Holography Conference. This, along with the other winners, will be announced and presented during a special virtual awards ceremony at the end of the conference.

Dr Paul Dunn, IHMA chairman, said: “The awards celebrate the best in holographic achievement and the many pioneering innovations that emerge each year. Creativity, skill and design excellence will undoubtedly be to fore in this year’s crop of entries, reinforcing holography’s ongoing success and growth as one of the most versatile and cost-effective authentication devices and retail packaging and foil enhancements.”

Those involved in a hologram project can enter while others can nominate one for an award if they provide details of the user or producer of the hologram.   Nominations take place online via www.ihma.org and should be accompanied by a video of the nominated technology or product (the videos for all nominations will be showcased during the Holography Conference). Details of past winners can also be found at www.ihma.org.