Enter Now: We’ve picked the Top 25 Packaging Award Competitions

Enter Now: We’ve picked the Top 25 Packaging Award Competitions

Packaging design awards can promote your brand, showcase the work of your team, provide increased visibility in the industry, media and in some cases highlight improvements to the bottom line.

Global and prestigious award competitions should be on your radar. If you want recognition for design and bottom-line improvements that your team delivered, three competitions, in particular, stand out. 

The AmeriStar Package Awards Competition has criteria that include design and bottom-line savings. In addition to design and marketing criteria, this competition includes package design that results in cost savings for damage reduction, material costs and improvements in packing or processing efficiencies. 

Another global award that highlights bottom-line improvements, as well as design, is the 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation sponsored by Dow. Entries can come from brand owners, retailers, package designers or converters and include criteria highlighting examples of packaging that utilizes clean and efficient energy consumption, increases in production or shows an efficient use of materials.

Finally, the Nielsen Design Impact Awards recognize some of the most impactful fast moving consumer goods packaging and recognizes companies whose redesigns provided measurable business impact. The awards are the first U.S. package design awards to leverage retail performance data as part of the winner identification process.

Ready to enter your work? We have listed all the packaging design competitions along with links and entry deadlines:


AmeriStar Package Awards Competition

An annual packaging design competition in North America that recognizes achievements in package innovation, product protection, economics, performance, marketing and environmental impact.

Submit Entries by March 23, 2018


Pentawards

An international competition that honors packaging design in 55 categories and features beverages, food, body, business-to-business, luxury and sustainable design.

Submit Entries by March 23, 2018


Core77 Design Awards

A competition honoring all aspects of design where packaging is a category. Packaging includes design and branding for primary, secondary or promotional packaging.

Submit Entries by March 29, 2018


30th Annual Packaging Innovation Awards

An international competition that honors packaging innovations in design, materials and services throughout the packaging value chain.

Submit Entries by April 12, 2018

Red Dot Design Awards Packaging

An international design competition that has a packaging design category. Entries can include beauty & personal care, beverage, CDs & LPs, fashion, food, health, kids, luxury, retail, sports, sustainability, tea & coffee, and technology products.

Submit Entries by May 3, 2018


WorldStar Packaging Awards (WPO) Global

An international competition that honors advancements in packaging design and technology that have previously won recognition in a national or regional competition in 2017 or 2018.

Submit Entries by June 1, 2018


2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition

This annual competition is for carton manufacturers involved in the concept, design, print, performance and shelf appeal of paperboard packaging.

Submit Entries by June 1, 2018


Creativity International Awards Print/Packaging

An international design competition that includes packaging as a category. Entries can include Consumer, Retail, Display/POP and Promotional Packaging.

Submit Entries by June 4, 2018


2018 CorrPak Competition

This annual design competition is for corrugated box makers worldwide and includes many printing applications.

Submit Entries by August 17, 2018


iF Design Award 2019

An international competition that honors design and services for packaging in the following categories: beverages, food, beauty/health, medicine/pharmaceuticals, household, consumer products, industry/B2B and non-branded products.

Submit Entries by September 28, 2018


World Beverage Competition

An international competition for beverage products that include water, sports, juice, spirits, wine and beer. Best packaging is a category.

Submit Entries by November 15, 2018


The Dieline Awards

An international competition that honors packaging design excellence for consumer products in the areas of structural design, sustainable packaging design, branding and innovation.

Submit Entries by November 17, 2018

BeautyID Awards

This annual competition recognizes creativity for beauty packaging in the categories of packaging design, material and product formulation.

Check Site for 2018 Submission Deadlines

How International Design Awards

An international design competition with a consumer packaging category.

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Transform Awards

This North American design competition focuses on brand development and rebranding; includes the Best Use of Packaging category.

Enter the North American, European or the Middle East and North African competitions

Check Site for 2018 Submission Deadlines


Starpack Packaging Industry Awards

An international packaging design competition featuring packaging innovation, design and development in the categories of consumer products, business-to-business, manufacturing, sustainable design and packaging development team/person of the year award.

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The Luxury Packaging Awards


An international packaging design competition for luxury consumer product brands in the categories of premium, super-premium, luxury and super-luxury.

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Inc ’s 2018 Design Awards

An annual design competition that honors entrepreneurs who leveraged design to build products and companies. Packaging design is a category.

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2019 PAC (Packaging Consortium) Global Leadership Packaging Awards

An international packaging design competition that honors achievements in innovation, branding and rebranding for consumer products. 

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FPA, Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards

This annual packaging design competition is for flexible packaging only and features the following categories: expanding the use of flexible packaging, technical innovation, sustainability, printing and shelf impact and packaging excellence. 

Check Site for 2019 Submission Deadlines

The Nielsen Design Impact Award

In conjunction with The Dieline Awards, The Nielsen Design Impact Award identifies the most impactful redesigns. Not only is the packaging appealing, it impacts market share.

Closed for 2018


NACD National Association of Container Distributors - Packages of the Year

A national competition that honors the most innovative packages in consumer products released during the previous year. Categories include Food, Beverage, Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Household, Best Use of Custom Packaging, and Best Use of Stock components.

Closed for 2018

GD USA ’s Annual American Package Design Awards

A national design competition that honors package design in consumer products, sustainable packaging, retail in-store graphics and point-of-sale.

Closed for 2018

Wines & Vines

This is a packaging design competition for the wine industry only and includes five packaging categories: classic format packaging design, alternative format package design, luxury package design, packaging design, package redesign, package series design

Closed for 2018

International Design Excellence Awards

An international, annual design competition that recognizes all areas of design; packaging is a category.

Closed for 2018

Euromonitor: Why Packaging Development and Production Need to be More Sustainable

Euromonitor: Why Packaging Development and Production Need to be More Sustainable

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