The Schools Starpack Packaging Design Awards are designed to encourage students to take up a career in the exciting world of consumer packaging design. Aimed at Years 10, 11 and AS Level, the school awards, now in their sixteenth year, form part of the Annual Starpack Awards programme which also includes the Starpack Industry Awards and the Student Starpack Packaging Design Awards for Colleges and Universities. 

Packaging is an industry that is around us every day but one that we take little notice of.  Look around you - in the supermarket, in your home, in your school - every item has arrived in a package and outer packaging used for transportation. Packaging has three main functions Preserve, Protect and Promote.

2016 Schools Starpack Awards

The design briefs for the 2016 Schools Starpack awards are now available and the registration website is open for entries!

See 2016 Briefs


The deadline for entries is 4 March 2016.


The winners of the Starpack Schools Awards 2015 were announced at the end of April

Pupils from Sir Christopher Hatton Academy receiving the Graphic Packaging International Sponsored Award from Nikki Clark, Marketing Manager, at the Starpack Awards ceremony in Leicester in September

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Full details of 2015 award winners

View video from 2015 Awards Ceremony (opens in new window)



IOM3 Schools Affiliate Scheme

The IOM3 Schools Affiliate Scheme was established in 1999 and has members from all over the United Kingdom and across Europe. The aim of the scheme is to support the teaching of the materials, minerals and mining related topics in the key stage 3, key stage 4 and post-16 curriculum, and to raise awareness of and promote careers in the fields of materials, minerals and mining engineering. Read more

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