Awards for Packaging Innovation

FLASH! Call for Entries for the 2018 Awards for Packaging Innovation will be announced Februaury 1st, 2018! Come back then to learn more.

This awards program is an international, independently-judged competition that honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology, and processes across the entire packaging value chain. Inaugurated in 1986 by DuPont, the Awards for Packaging Innovation is recognized globally as the leading packaging awards program.

There is no entry fee.

What is Innovation?

What's the meaning of "innovation?"

Innovation takes many forms. It can be a container that blends rigid and flexible packaging for a myriad of possibilities or a medical package that plays a vital role in surgery preparation. Or, it may even be a squeezable mascara tube that ends product dispensing frustrations. But one thing is consistent…game-changing innovation takes hard work. Determination. Dedication. And in the packaging industry, it takes a strong passion for science.

That’s what the Awards for Packaging Innovation is all about - recognizing those innovations in the packaging supply chain that truly excel in Technological AdvancementResponsible Packaging and Enhanced User Experience.


Judging Criteria

In evaluating entries, judges will consider excellence based on these criteria.


All entries are reviewed and judged by a prestigious, independent panel of international judges throughout the value chain.

Judges have expertise in:

  • Consumer insights
  • Structural and graphic design
  • Materials, components and systems
  • Package and materials converting
  • Distribution/retailing
  • Regulations/standards
  • Stewardship
  • Research & Development

Judges' decisions are final.

Schedule of Events

  • Call for Entries will take place in the 1st Quarter
  • Deadline for entries will be in the 2nd Quarter
  • Winners to be announced in the 3rd Quarter