Starpack Student and Schools Ceremony
On 9 May an independent panel of packaging experts came together at IOM3 headquarters in London to judge packs created by young designers and children for the Starpack Student and Schools Awards.
Over 200 entries were marked against their consideration for design elements including, innovation, technical quality, sustainability and performance. The competition, established in 1964, challenges pupils from a wide range of ages, schools and courses to submit solutions to problems set by brand-leading FMCG companies, design agencies and manufacturers.
The Awards strive to introduce briefs relevant to a wide range of courses and education levels, some with a graphics emphasis and others concerned with structural product design. The expectation is that students are tested to think ‘outside the box’ and champion innovation in materials technology. Judges were particularly impressed with the bold interpretations of the briefs in this year’s entries. David Wiggins, Chair of the Starpack Judging Panel, said: 'The competition is great way to meet the talent of tomorrow and recognise excellence in packaging. We had a record number of entries this year and we are delighted by the level effort in each product.'
A ceremony was held at IOM3 in London, UK, on 27 June to celebrate the success of this year’s entrants.