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Package Award Categories

Please Note: Categories have been revised for 2013
If deemed necessary, judges may re-categorize entry

Food, Frozen – any food package available in a frozen format regardless of sales channel.

Food, Refrigerated – any food package available in a refrigerated format regardless of sales channel.

Food, Shelf Stable – any food package available in a shelf stable format regardless of sales channel.

Beverages, Alcoholic – packaging used for spirits, pre-mixed alcoholic beverages.

Beverages, Non Alcoholic – packaging used for dry, powdered or liquid beverages not containing alcohol including mixers.

Drug & Pharmaceutical – packages used for prescriptions, over the counter, medicines, nutraceuticals or botanical supplements.

Cosmetics – packaging used for cosmetic products.

Electronics – packaging for computers, telecommunications equipment, stereos, TV, radio, phone, mobile electronics (ipods), tablets, photographic and scientific instruments.

Health & Beauty Aids – packaging used for toiletries, fragrances, soaps, hair & skin care, dental care, shaving, etc.

Household Products – packaging used for products used in the home such as detergents, hardware, paint, solvents, lubricants, insecticides, gardening supplies (plants, decorations & furniture) and  pet care products (food and grooming) and automotive products.

Industrial /Commercial – packaging not intended for retail distribution including inter/intra plant and regulated packaging.

Medical Device – packages used for medical devices, including surgical supplies, diagnostic products and equipment.

Promotional / Display – any package intended for promotion of products (sample packs, seasonal packaging, point of purchase display.

Private Label  – packaging used to promote or sell private label brands in the retail market.

Other – packaging not covered in a category above.