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Student AmeriStar Package Awards Competition

The Student AmeriStar Package Awards Competition honors the most innovative packages developed by students enrolled in college, university or vocational/technical school programs (undergraduate or graduate). This program is an excellent way to get noticed by professionals in the business. 

Entry Deadline: July 31, 2020

See entry requirements and download the entry kit.

Student AmeriStar Awards

1st Place

2019 1st Place Winner
ReNood
California Polytechnic State University

Last year's 1st Place Student AmeriStar Award went to ReNood from California Polytechnic State University.

ReNood allows consumers to customize and create a meal specific to their taste by mixing and matching individual pods of ingredients. The product also reduces food waste and encourages repeated buys. ReNood’s containers are made of cassava starch which is compostable and recyclable.

2nd Place

2019 2nd Place Winner
Butter Drops
California Polytechnic State University

Last year's 2nd Place Student AmeriStar Award went to Butter Drops from California Polytechnic State University.

Ordinary butter sticks can be a hassle to use and store. Its wax wrapping paper is difficult to use and non-recyclable. Butter Drops is a novel packaging system for butter. It is eye-catching on the shelves, conveniently portioned to minimize food waste, and fully compostable and recyclable.

3rd Place

2019 3rd Place Winner
Halo
California Polytechnic State University

Last year's 3rd Place Student AmeriStar Award went to Halo from California Polytechnic State University.

Halo takes deodorant packaging to a whole new level, cutting back on the amount of material and creating a simple new design that is easy to use for the consumer.

Honorable Mention

2019 Honorable Mention
California Kissed
California Polytechnic State University

Last year's honorable mention went to California Kissed from California Polytechnic State University.

California Kissed is a novel metal can system that maximizes space efficiency during distribution and storage. The end user can easily open it using a pull tab which includes a tamper-evident feature. Its lid also allows draining the contents and re-closing the container thus reducing food waste.

Enter our Newest Category

Packaging That Saves Food

IoPP introduced this category in 2017 as part of the World Packaging Organisation’s Packaging that Saves Food initiative. It recognizes packaging that minimizes food losses and food waste, extends shelf life and improves the supply of food.

See more Student AmeriStar categories.

Entry Deadline: July 31, 2020

See entry requirements and download the entry kit.

 

Entry Requirements

  • Images: Up to four entry package photos (jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tiff)
  • Brief Narrative: 300-500 words emphasizing how the package meets the judging criteria (PDF)
  • Extended Narrative: 1200-1500 words addressing how the package meets the applicable judging criteria in listed order, with each criteria section indicated. The narrative should not exceed four typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Physical package prototype(s): This is required for live judging. 

    Ship to:
    Institute of Packaging Professionals
    12930 Worldgate Drive, Suite 200
    Herndon, VA 20170 USA
    Attn: Paige Jarvi
  • Additional Fields (Optional): One file upload and one URL may be used for a video, 3D model, CAD drawing or prototype image.

 


For questions regarding your AmeriStar entry, please contact +1 (571) 266-4403 or info@iopp.org.

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