Schools Starpack Awards 2011 design briefs

Below are summaries of each brief. Click on the links below to download a PDF of the full brief, judging criteria, prize details and other essential information.

Please ensure that the brief being entered has been thoroughly read and understood by both tutors and pupils. Entries which do not satisfy the brief will not be considered for an award.

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Brief A

Key Stage 3, 4 and AS level
New Children's toy pack or product 

Using Plaswood design a new and innovative toy container/package or design a play product whereby the product is also the package. Material provided on request.

Sponsored by BPI (British Polythene Industries PLC)

Download brief A full details (PDF 55k)


Brief B

Key Stage 4 and AS Level
Cravendale milk container

Design a new and innovative concept for the Cravendale brand that could allow a new design to be used across a range of sizes, from 500ml to 1 litre and 3 litre.

Sponsored by Logoplaste

Download brief B full details (PDF 44k)


Brief C

Key Stage 3 and 4 
Themed/Fun Chocolate Gift Pack

Design a new and  effective  package for a celebration cake that uses cartonboard.  Material provided on request.

Sponsored by The Benson Group

Download brief C full details (PDF 47k)


Brief D

Key Stage 3 and 4
Materials Research Brief – Nature's own - a more sustainable answer for packaging

Your brief is to research a natural material (other than a paper-based one) that could be used to replace the material used in an existing pack

Sponsored by The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3)

Download brief D full details (PDF 51k)