Student AmeriStar Awards

AmeriStar Package Awards Competition



Do you have what it takes to compete in the industry's most prestigious packaging competition? With 19 separate submission categories, the AmeriStar Package Awards competition offers your team the chance to showcase your most creative packaging solutions from 2021!

You might even win our top award - Best in Show. This award honors the package that receives top ratings in every judging category. Could yours be the winner for 2022?

Winning AmeriStar entries receive:


Key Dates

Entries Open: Jan. - April 2022
Judging: May - June 2022
Award Announcement: August 2022


Deadlines Professional Fee
Before Jan. 31 $399 per entry, per category
Feb. 1 - 28 $599 per entry, per category
March 1 - 31 $699 per entry, per category
April 1 - 29 $799 per entry, per category



Student AmeriStar Package Award Competition

IoPP is dedicated to the growth of the packaging industry and encourages undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career as a packaging professional to submit their most innovative packages for judging. This is an excellent way to build a network of colleagues or mentors and get noticed by the biggest names in the packaging business!

Student AmeriStar entries are free to any undergraduate or graduate student - IoPP membership is not required to submit. 


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




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Training Opportunities in 2022

Fund of Packaging Technology
Sep 19-23, Oct 10-14
Packaging Machinery: Basics
Oct 3-5
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