That’s a wrap for the 2nd Annual Colored by INX Can Design Contest! Once again, we had so many unique and fun can designs that were submitted this year, it was hard to choose the finalists. To be honest, this is our favorite time of the year. We love seeing all the creative cans and getting to know our customers and why they love using the INX Color Catalog.
Was your can design Colored by INX in 2021?
If it was, then we want to see it and show it off and give you the recognition you deserve! Creating an outstanding can design take a lot of creativity and effort. Here at INX, we want to celebrate great can designs! This year’s winner is Jameson Campbell with his can Crushworthy Lo-Cal Citrus Wheat. Jameson used artwork that features a tattoo-style illustration of a juicy citrus heart framed by yellow accents. The design is a fun and hip twist on citrus.
The Crushworthy can lived up to its name and really crushed the competition with 264 votes! The runner up to the winner was Who Cooks for You Hazy IPA with 184 votes. The contest was tight for the first four days of voting. We were on the edge of our seats wondering who was going to win. We were checking the tallies on the hour, but then Crushworthy gained a 100-vote lead and maintained that for the rest of the competition. It was an exciting contest to watch! We were not surprised that Crushworthy crushed it.
Jameson Campbell used the INX Color catalog to bring the winning can to market. Read what Jameson has to say about the benefits of working with the INX Color Catalog and Color Perfection System:
“The INX color catalog has been critical for establishing a consistent visual harmony among all of our packaging and promotional needs. Using the INX Color Catalog allows us to sync can and packaging production, which has improved not only the design process from a consistency standpoint but has made for an efficient approval process with our suppliers. Best of all, it gives us those crucial impactful, expressive results we aim for each time we introduce a new brand or package.
— Jameson Campbell
The 2021 winning design by Jameson Campbell, Creative Supervisor and submitted by the Great Lakes Brewing Co.
The finalist designs were outstanding too!
Other impressive entries were:
Superfine Hard Seltzer , submitted by Jeremy Johnson for Saint Arnold Brewing Company; Rose Bubble Underwood , submitted by Joan Olbrantz for Union Wine Company; Hamilton Pale , submitted by Michael Table for Guerilla Suit; Double Rainbow , submitted by Harvey Shepard for Blindtiger Design; Bad Granny Hard Cider , submitted by Ashleys Forti for Caribbean Can Manufacturing; Creemore Kolsch , submitted by Annie Gomes for Molson Coors; Gahan Beacon Blonde Ale, submitted by Samuel Hughes for Murphy Hospitality Group; Olipop Cherry Vanilla Sparkling Tonic , submitted by Leah Dockstader for OLIPOP.
The winning contestant was awarded
- An engraved trophy with the designed can mounted inside
- A certificate of award endorsed by INX International Ink Co.
- A feature in INX Color Perfection magazine
- Press coverage in industry magazines
- Bragging rights and exposure at industry events
2022 Contest information
The Colored by INX Can Design Contest in 2022 is already in the works, so make sure you keep the contest in mind while you are developing your can designs this year because we want to see them! The 2022 contest will begin accepting cans designs on January 11, 2022.