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.