Starpack Student Awards return for 2012
The Starpack Student Awards are taking place for the fourth
year running, offering students the opportunity to design packaging for some of
the world’s biggest brands including Coca Cola and Nestlé. Prizes are awarded for
the best designs, ranging from an all expenses paid trip to Portugal to meet
the people at packaging company Logoplaste, a cheque for £500 or even the chance
to have your design patented.
The UK-based Benton Group feel that food packaging is often
not as interesting as its contents and so they are looking for new designs for a
cake and lunchtime-wrap that will look good in the food-to-go market. Nestlé
are also looking for packaging designs which suit people on the go and will
award £500 to the entry which best packages luxury chocolates for those with a busy lifestyle.
Prizes are also available in the drinks packaging industry,
Logoplaste are looking for a way to package wine without using glass and Coca
Cola are asking students to come up with a new bottle shape for their energy
drinks. Other challenges include designing child-proof yet easy-to-open
packaging, using fully-recycled corrugated board in a commercial product and
creating a reusable bag to be given out at festivals.
date for entries 2 March 2012. The competition is open to students at college
or university in the UK or Overseas,
entry includeds a nominal fee of £15 which includes a year’s free membership of
The Packaging Society, within IOM3.
Free samples of the materials needed can be requested.