Starpack announce Marks & Spencer sponsorship

IOM3
,
7 Sep 2012

The
Starpack Awards student briefs are now live and welcome new and innovative briefs from across the packaging industry.

New
sponsors for 2013 include Marks & Spencer who have set the challenge to design a wearable item of
clothing, an outfit, or an accessory, using recycled packaging materials. This
can be for either a menswear, or womenswear product, targeting one of the
existing M&S Brands; Autograph, Collezione, Savile Row Inspired, Blue
Harbour, Classic, Indigo or Limited Collection, or drawing inspiration from one
of the M&S celebrity models, including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, David
Gandy, Ryan Reynolds, Twiggy, or Jamie Redknapp.

Trevor
Hatchett, Head of Packaging - Quality, Innovation and Production at Marks
& Spencer, said “Marks and Spencer have worked very closely with Starpack
over the years and we are always very keen to promote young talent, especially
within the field of packaging design”.

The
Starpack Awards celebrates their 54th year in 2013 and aim to recognise
excellence in design. This year is the first time the awards have introduced a
fashion brief.
The
most creative brief for the Marks & Spencer entry will win £500 plus a week's
work experience with accommodation. Shortlisted designs will be displayed and
judged on the morning of the awards presentation ceremony, held at 1 Carlton
House Terrace, in London. Students will be presented with their prizes later in
the day. It is a great opportunity for students to gain industry recognition
and hone their skills as designers, while completing their studies.

Further information:

See the full list of briefs.

Starpack
invites sponsors from the packaging industry. To join prestigious sponsors
including Marks & Spencer, contact Kate Harrison for opportunities.

For
press enquiries contact Viki Taylor.