Judging by the amount of thought and creativity shown by the winning entries in the annual World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar Student Awards, the future of packaging is in highly capable hands.
But first things first: WPO recently announced it was accepting entries in the 2020 student awards program for any students enrolled in a collegiate-level design program or packaging engineering program (undergraduate or graduate) anywhere in the world. The entry must have already won an award at a national or multinational competition organized or recognized by that area’s WPO member National Packaging Body. Entries for the 2020 competition close on November 1, 2020. For more information about the organization or the awards program, visit www.worldpackaging.org
According to Bill Marshall, organizer of Student WorldStars, the ceremony for the 2019 winners announced in January 2020 was due to take place in May in Dusseldorf, Germany, during Interpak. “With the international lockdowns, the broad publication of these has been sparse and of course the on-line awards ceremony for last year’s competition is only being held this month,” he tells Packaging Digest.
The following slideshow highlights seven food packaging designs that were honored, which are edited for clarity. The gallery begins with two Save Food winners that are designed to reduce food waste.