Starpack Winners announced

26 Apr 2012

This year the entrants
in the Student Starpack Awards spanned the globe, and the schools received
entries from all across the UK. For the first time students
from Keimyung University in Korea, Saxion University in the Netherlands, Dublin
Institute of Design and South West College Omagh entered the competition.

University of Applied Science in Finland were high achievers in the
competition, with its students winning four out of the seven gold awards.

Above clockwise
L-R Fun cake baking kit brief, Emily Wilby (Queen Elizabeth School, Dorset),
fun cake baking kit brief, Lucy Howe, (Farnborough sixth form college),
Container for fruit and vegetables brief, Tahamina Sultana (Newham sixth form
college), Cravendale/ Purfiltre single serve brief, Molly Spring  (Bungay High School), fun cake baking
kit brief, Dayne Smith (Farnborough sixth form college)

Starpack Awards are aimed at raising the profile of the packaging industry and
giving young designers the chance to create innovative products, from
professional briefs.

Mike Baxter, External
Affairs Director at British Polythene Industries, a long-serving sponsor of
Starpack said, ‘We think Starpack is probably one of the best vehicles for
getting young people involved, not just in the creativity, but hopefully in
helping to get them to understand the key part packaging plays in the
protection and promotion of goods’.

Above clockwise
L-R Busy chocolate brief, Jungmin Lee (Central St Martins College of Art and
Design), Festival pack brief, Chloe Rollison (Sheffield Hallam University),
Logoplaste premium end brief, Miiro Seppanen (Lahti University of Applied
Sciences), busy chocolate brief, Miki Kasashima (Lahti University of Applied Sciences), DS Smith brief, new uses in corrugate, Tuomas Orispaa (Lahti
University of Applied Sciences), The Benson Group food on the move brief, Anu
Malin Nokua (Lahti University of Applied Sciences). Britvic blue sky soft
drinks brief, August Salo, (Lahti University of Applied Sciences)

Professionals in the
packaging industry have been invited to enter and their entries will be judged
in May. All winners will be presented with their awards in a ceremony at
state-of-the-art venue, The Boilerhouse, in Grantham on 12 July.

Further information

Starpack gold winner interview: August Salo