Design graduates with aspirations for a career in packaging design have the chance to show off their talents by entering the new Student Starpack Award for Graduates. The deadline for entries is 25 February 2009.
Graduate designers are being challenged to create a revolutionary packaging concept that answers today’s concerns about sustainability. The pack should save materials and change the way a product is packed and/or formed. FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) markets, such as fruit and vegetables, everyday food, luxury products, toiletries, and health and medical are areas for consideration.
Sponsored by PI3, an independent branding and design consultancy, the award is open to students who graduated in the summer 2008 from full- or part-time design courses at UK and European colleges and universities. Prizes include two weeks' work experience at PI3, London.
The Student Starpack Awards promote careers in consumer packaging and are sponsored by Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Nestle, Britvic Soft Drinks, Kraft and many more. Sponsors and judges are looking for students who are capable of designing packs that are not only attractive, but which also meet the functional requirements to preserve and protect contents, can be produced cost effectively and focus on environmental issues.
Starpack is co-ordinated by IOP: The Packaging Society (a Division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining) and IOM Communications Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute).