2019 Label Contest Winners

The BYO Label Contest has truly gone international! In our 24th year of running this contest, we attracted entries from all over the globe — with winning labels coming every region across the US as well as England, Italy, Brazil, and Australia. That’s not even to mention the other countries represented with labels that didn’t quite make the cut. With hundreds of labels entered this year, the competition was stiff — making for lots of debate among the magazine staff during a grueling afternoon of judging! This competition always brings great enthusiasm among staff, and we hope all of our readers enjoy the experience of entering labels, debating their favorites among themselves, or at least getting inspiration for their own labels from other homebrewers who shared their best designs.

As always, a huge thank you to the tremendous sponsors who make this competition possible, as well as the creative homebrewers who have proven, once again, that there’s more to beer than just what’s inside of the bottle.


Kenny Highman and Jamie Rockwell • Seville, Ohio


Steve Konezny & Jay Veltz • Woodbridge, Connecticut


Mike Maas • Prescott, Arizona


Casey Moeck • Cape Carteret, North Carolina

Reader’s Choice

Brian Meyer and Jaime Conley • Cheektowaga, New York

Honorable Mention

Adam Cheal • West Sussex, England

Dylan Roush • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bryan Mills • Richmond, Texas

Mike Lanzafame • Springfield, New jersey

Stefano Capone • Rome, Italy

Braden Blake • Bellevue, Washington

Keith Ingersoll • Holly Springs, North Carolina

David Nielsen • Mt. Cotton, Australia

Jonas Geiss • Guarulhos, Brazil

Madelynne Pursglove • Audubon, New jersey

Skyler O’Brien • Moorpark, California

Elliott Antal • Matthews, North Carolina

Matthew Koons • Bedford, Texas

Editor’s Choice

Allison Balderston • Salina, Kansas

Anthony Salmeri • Dunedin, Florida

Brad Bagby • Denver, Colorado

Dan Matlock and Kat Martin • Freeland, Washington

Dana Messer & Amron Moore • Fort Irwin, California

Greg Viebranz • Worthington, Ohio

Matt Morrison • Wembley, Australia

Kenny Lyons • Louisville, Kentucky

Nick Baker • Seattle, Washington

Sean Parker • Makawao, HawaiI

Issue: July-August 2019