The Schools Starpack Packaging Design Awards are designed to encourage students to take up a career in the exciting world of consumer packaging design.

Open to pupils and students currently studying at Key Stage 4, GCSE's, AS/A2, BTEC Levels 2/3 and NCFE programmes, and now in their sixteenth year, the schools awards 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.

2017 Schools Starpack Awards

The briefs for the Schools Starpack awards for 2017 have been announced and the awards are open for entry. The deadline for entries is in April 2017, but schools are encouraged to register for the competition as soon as possible.

See more details of the 2017 briefs


2016 Schools Starpack Awards

See the winners of the 2016 Schools Starpack Awards

See photos from the Awards Ceremony


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

The Starpack Awards are organised by IOM Communications Ltd and endorsed by The Packaging Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).