AmeriStar Packaging Awards Competition

Game on!
You know your BEST package has what it takes to receive IoPP's AmeriStar Design Excellence Award in 2015 like Butterball Farm's Butter Sculptures package did in 2014.
And we know how hard you and your team have worked to develop your company's outstanding packaging. And for this, you deserve widespread industry recognition!
Entry Deadline: March 13, 2015
YOU AND YOUR TEAM -  Packaging Visionaries!
You and your team's work will be recognized globally and ALL YEAR LONG:
  • Annual AmeriStar/UBM Canon Visionary Awards Reception at EastPack
  • Winner trophies for display at your company
  • Trade Press recoginition - print and online
  • Online recognition at www.iopp.org/AmeriStar
  • World Packaging Organisation WorldStar Competition eligibility
  • Social Media channels - Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
  • Prominent trade show winner display at all UBM Canon packaging shows during the year: EastPack, SouthPack, WestPack. 
YOU deserve it!
IoPP's AmeriStar Package Awards Competition is considered North America's most prestigious packaging awards competition. AmeriStar commemorates the best packages of the year judged in 14 categories. Be recognized for being part of a development team that is changing the face of packaging!
Entry Kit:
Download the 2015 AmeriStar Entry Kit here. Includes AmeriStar categories, Judging criteria, and submission requirements.
Entry Fees:
  • IoPP Affiliates: $799/per entry
    Click here to submit your entries.
  • Non-Members: $799/per entry.
    Click here to submit your entries.
IoPP Members:
  • Elite Members: $600/per entry.
    Elite members: Click here to submit your entries.
  • Premium Members: $680/per entry.
    Premium members: Click here to submit your entries.
  • Regular Members: $760/per entry.
    Regular members: Click here to submit your entries.

Student Entry Fees:

  • IoPP Student Members: $0/per entry.
    Student members: Click here to submit your entries.
  • Non-Member Students: $25/per entry.
    Students who are not IoPP members: Click here to submit your entries.
Important Dates:
  • Open for Entries: October, 2014
  • Submission deadline: March 13, 2015
  • Virtual Judging: March 19-April 2, 2015
  • Winner Notification: April, 2015
  • AmeriStar & Visionary Awards Ceremony: At EastPack, New York City, June 2015
The AmeriStar Package Awards Competition includes:
  • AmeriStar Award. The AmeriStar Award honors those packaging professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the packaging community, recognizing their foresight and innovative spirit.
  • Best of Show. The Best of Show Award honors the package that surpassed all judging criteria and was unanimously selected by the judges to be outstanding in every category.
  • Sustainable Packaging Award. In recognition of the package that judges scored the highest when considering how packaging can be developed to reduce the impact on the environment. This includes efficient energy usage, recycling efforts, effective use of packaging materials, recover or eco-friendly raw materials.
  • Design Excellence Award. This award honors the package that exhibits a shining example in which structure and graphic design integrate to create a compelling package. Judges considered factors such as design benefits that could include enhanced product findability on shelf, improved package functionality that entices consumers to think about a product or product category in a new way, improved product presentation in-store, and others.

Visit our past winners from 2014.