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AmeriStar Package Awards Competition

Game on! The AmeriStar Awards honor the top packages of the year in multiple categories. Enter the best package you and your team developed in the past year and win recognition for changing the face of packaging! LIVE judging will occur at the end of April 2018, ensuring your packages are evaluated and analyzed objectively.

See who won the 2018 competition.

The AmeriStar Package Awards Competition includes:

  • Best of Show Award
    The Best of Show Award honors the package that surpasses all judging criteria and is unanimously selected by the judges to be outstanding in every category.
     
  • Sustainable Packaging Award
    This award recognizes the package that judges score 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 consider factors such as design benefits that could include enhanced product findability on the 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.
     
  • AmeriStar Awards
    These awards honor packages developed by professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the packaging community, recognizing their foresight and innovative spirit. These awards are given in several categories, including three categories added last year to recognize packaging that minimizes food losses and food waste, extends shelf life and improves the supply of food:
     
    • Packaging That Saves Food: Agriculture
      Packaging systems/format used to contain and distribute fresh produce from farm to wholesale market and/or retail outlet. Entries must demonstrate how their packaging protects the fresh produce and reduces/prevents damage during transit and/or display while also extending shelf life and minimizing food waste. This may be achieved by reducing crushing, enhanced cushioning, enhanced ventilation and avoiding double handling.
       
    • Packaging That Saves Food: Food Service
      Packaging systems/format used to contain and distribute food into foodservice establishments. Entries must demonstrate how their packaging contains, protects and distributes their food product from manufacturing location through to the foodservice establishment, while also extending shelf life and minimizing food waste. This may be achieved through bulk sizing, individual servings, opening and or dispensing features, re-sealable/re-closeable features and improved communication on-pack.
       
    • Packaging That Saves Food: Retail (Primary Packaging)
      Packaging system/format used to contain, protect and distribute food from manufacturer to retail shelf and then through to consumer use (e.g., in household, on-the-go). Entries must demonstrate how their packaging contains, protects and enables consumers to store and use the food item, while also minimizing food waste. This may be achieved through individual servings, bulk sizing, opening and or dispensing features, re-sealable/re-closeable features and improved communication on-pack.
       
    • See more AmeriStar categories.

Recognition:

  • Winning packages on display at PACK EXPO
  • Winner trophies for show at your company
  • Trade press recognition (print and online)
  • Recognition on IoPP.org
  • World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar Competition eligibility
  • Social Media channel recognition - LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

For questions regarding your AmeriStar entry, please contact +1 847-686-2329 or info@iopp.org.

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