18 January 2021

World Packaging Organisation announces winners of WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) held their annual judging virtually for the first time due to the ongoing pandemic. The judges consisted of WPO members, representing 34 countries from all around the world.

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Entries exceeded 300 submissions before the judges picked 194 winners of this year’s WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021. Congratulations to all those winning entries. 

The countries most awarded are Japan, with 26 awards, followed by China, taking 22, USA taking 14, ANZ ( Australia & New Zealand) taking 13, Czech Republic and Turkey taking 12 each. The winners for the special categories – President’s Award, Sustainability Award, Marketing Award and Packaging that Saves Food Award - will be announced during WorldStar Ceremony that will take place in May 2021. 

Packages eligible for WorldStar are those that have already received a national award recognised by WPO. ‘The submissions were, again, of a significantly high standard, and to note was how well the submissions in general reflected the focus of packaging with sustainability in mind. Also of interest was the number of clever and unique ideas. I particularly was impressed with the number of submissions from countries that have in the past not partaken in any significant way. We received a good variety of entries covering all the categories. We will continue to review the categories thus ensuring due relevance is always maintained,’ states Pierre Pienaar, President of WPO.  

All winners will be recognised in an Awards Gala Ceremony in May 2021. 

The complete list of WorldStar Packaging Awards 2021 winners can be viewed at www.worldstar.org/winners