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Packaging Competitions

The following packaging competitions are available throughout the U.S.

Upcoming Events:

Deadline: February 24, 2013 (Start: February 22, 2013)

Competition: IoPP 48 Hour Re-Pack
Organization: IoPP
Description: 48 Hour Re-Pack” Student Packaging Design Competition encourages creative problem-solving and “smart design” for packaging of everyday products

Link: http://48hrrepack.com/2013-competition/

Deadline: April 5, 2013 (5:00pm)

Competition: PAC Sustainable Packaging Student Design Competition
Organization: Packaging Association (PAC)
Description: PAC, Walmart Canada and Nestle Canada have challenged Ontario college and university students to create a sustainable package design for their 'Delissio' pizzas.

Link: http://www.pac.ca/index.php/pac/students 

Deadline: June 21, 2013

Competition: AICC 2012 - Student Corrugated Packaging Design Competition 
Organization: AICC
Description: Create a Multi-Product Vendor Display that incorporates at least two different products or brands. The Multi-Product Display should be "themed" to an event of your choice.

Link: http://www.aiccbox.org/Student/

 

Past Events

June 15, 2012

Competition: AICC 2012 - Student Corrugated Packaging Design Competition 
Organization: AICC
Description: Create a Retail Ready Package (RRP) for the 6 oz snack product that does not require a master shipper.(see product at left and specs in brochure)

Link: http://www.aiccbox.org/Student/

May 11, 2012

Competition: Paperboard Packaging Competition
Organization: Paperboard Packaging Alliance
Description: Design a functional and creative package for a quick-serve chain kids’ meal, and address how the plans could be altered to serve an additional purpose.

Link: http://www.paperboardpackaging.org/student_design_challenge/index.html

February 3, 2012

Competition: IoPP’s AmeriStar Student Package Competition
Organization:
IoPP
Description: The AmeriStar Student Package Competition honors the most innovative packages developed by students enrolled in college, university or vocational/technical school programs (undergraduate or graduate).

Link: http://www.iopp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=78

August 31, 2011

Competition: IoPP’s AmeriStar Student Package Competition
Organization:
IoPP
Description: The AmeriStar Student Package Competition honors the most innovative packages developed by students enrolled in college, university or vocational/technical school programs (undergraduate or graduate).

Link: http://www.iopp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1713

August 31, 2011

Competition: IF Packaging Award
Organization:
IF Design
Description: In the iF packaging design award, all kinds of packaging, packaging graphics, packing materials and production processes will be judged according to specific criteria. Developers, manufacturers and designers can register for the iF packaging design award.

Link: http://www.ifdesign.de/awards_packaging_index_e

June 17, 2011

Competition: Annual AICC Student Corrugated Packaging Design Competition
Organization:
AICC
Description: THE AICC Student Corrugated Packaging Design Competition was developed in the early 90's to provide packaging students with the opportunity to have their corrugated packaging design work reviewed and admired by leaders in the independent sector of the corrugated packaging industry. The goal to provide students with the opportunities to meet and network with the members of our industry as well as have their corrugated packaging designs seen remains strong.

Link: http://www.aiccbox.org/student/

May 13, 2011

Competition: Student Research Paper Competition
Organization:
Paperboard Packaging Association
Description: A fictitious company is preparing to unveil a limited run of a new PDA/smart phone intended to attract a fashionable and tech-savvy consumer.  The new product will feature the latest technology, allowing for easy access to phone, texting, internet surfing, and a variety of interactive apps, and will be marketed exclusively to those with a high disposable income.   The product’s packaging needs to reflect the same level of perceived value of the $300 phone that it protects, and provide for high visual impact for the product. Company executives have chosen paperboard packaging for the product not only for its billboard qualities, but also to comply with the retailers’ desire for sustainability merits and to appeal to consumers’ increasing desire to buy ‘green’.

Link: http://www.paperboardpackaging.org/student_design_challenge/index.html

April 29, 2011

Competition: PAC Sustainable Packaging Design Competition
Organization:
The Packaging Association
Description: PAC, Walmart Canada and Unilever are challenging students to create a sustainable package design for a 133 g container of Knorr Sidekicks and its retail-ready package to contain 12 x 133 g containers.

Link: http://www.pac.ca/index.php/pac/students

April 15, 2011

Competition: Packaging Design Competition
Organization:
Cubelets
Description:
Modular Robotics is getting ready to launch the first Cubelets kits, and the product deserves a brilliant, sustainable, and thoughtful packaging design.  We've only been out of school for a couple of years and we know that the best work comes from hungry, motivated designers who aren't stuck in a corporate rut.  So, a competition.  Design the packaging for our Cubelets Standard Kit, and enter your design to win prize money and recognition.

Link: http://www.aiccbox.org/student/


Featured Courses

Principles of Packaging (Fall)

SBIO 2104  No Prerequisites

Principles of Packaging is an easy and fun way to learn about the third largest industry. The class includes industry presentations, hands-on projects, and plant tours.

Computer-Aided Design in Packaging (Spring)

SBIO 2004 (19563) No Prerequisites

During the class, we are using state-of-the-art packaging design software suites including ESKO ArtiosCAD, ESKO Studio Suite, and CAPE to develop package designs using an integrated systems based approach.

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