Students entry requirements & judging

How to enter the competition

Submission details

Entry Requirements

  • The entry fee is £20 per entry
  • You will be invoiced for the entry payment once you have submitted your entry. If you have indicated that your college/university is paying for your entry, please ignore the invoice directed at you as another invoice will be sent directly to your college/university.
  • The invoice will be received by Friday 7 April 2023 at the very latest and the deadline for payment is Monday 8 May 2023. If your invoice is not paid, your entry will be revoked.
  • The online regstration must be completed on or before the published closing date.

  • Development boards must not show the entrant’s name or university/college

  • We cannot amend entries once submitted. Names submitted at the time of entry will be printed as typed, if there are any errors and certificates/trophies need replacing, then the school will be liable for these costings.
  • If you are not able to attend the ceremony in person or the ceremony becomes virtual (due to COVID etc.) certificates and trophies will be delivered directly to the university/college listed in registration. We will be unable to issue replacements for certificates/trophies sent to wrong addresses.

Judging Criteria

  • Individual briefs may have specific conditions required by the sponsors.  Please check each brief description carefully for full details.

  • The judges are looking for originality and aesthetic qualities of the design, with consideration to commercial viability.

  • How the pack delivers the benefits to consumers and that the functionality has been considered as much as the branding.

  • The quality of portfolio, which must include evidence of research and the development of the design.

  • Designs which demonstrate awareness of environmental issues, through economic use of the material and recyclability.