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Description

Judging Criteria 

Beverages, Alcoholic

Packaging used for spirits, pre-mixed alcoholic beverages.

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Beverages, Non Alcoholic

Packaging used for dry, powdered or liquid beverages not containing alcohol including mixers.

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Cosmetics

Packaging used for cosmetic products.

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Design Excellence - New Category!

Any package demonstrating innovation; the design structure is integrated to coordinate the product's value; reflects important new marketing strategies.

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Drug & Pharmaceutical

Packages used for prescriptions, over the counter, medicines, nutraceuticals or botanical supplements.

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Electronics Packaging for computers, telecommunications equipment, stereos, TV, radio, phone, mobile electronics, tablets, photographic and scientific instruments. Review Criteria

Food, Frozen

Any food package available in a frozen format regardless of sales channel.

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Food, Refrigerated

Any food package available in a refrigerated format regardless of sales channel.

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Food, Shelf Stable

Any food package available in a shelf stable format regardless of sales channel.

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Health & Beauty Aids

Packaging used for toiletries, fragrances, soaps, hair & skin care, dental care, shaving, etc.

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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.

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Industrial /Commercial

Packaging not intended for retail distribution including inter/intra plant and regulated packaging.

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Medical Device

Packages used for medical devices, including surgical supplies, diagnostic products and equipment.

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Packaging that Saves Food

Agriculture: Packaging systems/format used to contain and distribute fresh produce from farm to wholesale market and/or retail outlet.; Food Service: Packaging systems/format used to contain and distribute food into foodservice establishments; Retail: 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).

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Promotional / Display

Any package intended for promotion of products (sample packs, seasonal packaging, point of purchase display.

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Sustainable Packaging - New Category!

Any package that reduces environmental impact, evaluates efficient energy usage or recycling efforts; and an effective use of reusable, recyclable and eco-friendly packaging materials.

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Other

Packaging not covered in a category above.

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