Schools Starpack Awards

Deadline for online entry extended to 8 April 2019

The Schools Starpack Packaging Design Awards are designed to encourage students to take up a career in the exciting world of consumer packaging design.

Open to pupils and students currently studying at Key Stage 4, GCSE's, AS/A2, BTEC Levels 2/3 and NCFE programmes, and now in their sixteenth year, the schools awards form part of the Annual Starpack Awards programme which also includes the Starpack Industry Awards and the Student Starpack Packaging Design Awards for Colleges and Universities. 

Packaging is an industry that is around us every day but one that we take little notice of.  Look around you - in the supermarket, in your home, in your school - every item has arrived in a package and outer packaging used for transportation. Packaging has three main functions Preserve, Protect and Promote.

2019 Schools Starpack Awards

The briefs for the Schools Starpack Awards 2019 have been announced and you can download a copy of the 2019 brochure from the 2019 Briefs page.

The awards entry site with full details and registration forms is now available

View 2019 briefs


2018 Schools Starpack Awards

Judging of the 2018 Schools Starpack Awards has taken place and a ceremony for the award winners was held on 27 June 2018. 

View 2018 award winners by brief

View 2018 winners' brochure

News item about the Awards ceremony in London

IOM3 Schools Affiliate Scheme

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