AmeriStar Awards Competition

Hosted and judged by a jury of packaging professionals and industry experts, our annual AmeriStar Awards competition is committed to identifying the best in professional and student packaging design solutions.

Since establishing our competition in 2001, we've awarded nearly 650 professionals across North America for their exceptional packages.

And since launching our Student AmeriStar program in 2008, we've celebrated some of the best and brightest undergraduate packaging students for their innovative designs. 

We welcome submissions from brands, branding agencies, brand owners, design agencies, manufacturers, small companies or large corporations, suppliers, and students in the packaging industry. 

With 17 separate AmeriStar Award submission categories, you have so many opportunities to get the recognition you deserve for your best packaging solutions from 2022! 

Could your package be a winner in 2023?

Winning AmeriStar entries receive:


Key Competition Dates

Competition opens: January 17
Competition closes: April 14
Judging begins: May 2023
Winner announcement: August 2023

Entry Fees

Elite member


Premium member $699
Regular member $799
Non-member/Affiliate $899

Get $100 off each entry after at least two entries!


For questions regarding your AmeriStar entry, please email us at info@iopp.org.


IoPP Mentor Match

Connect with IoPP members for one-on-one IoPP focused mentorship!

For more details, visit our  FAQs or Mentor Match Community.


Training Opportunities in 2023

Fund of Packaging Technology
Apr 24-28 & May 15-19
Sep 18-22 & Oct 9-13
Packaging Machinery: Basics
Oct 2-4
e-Learning available 24/7


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