Starpack Industry Awards

Starpack Packaging Industry Innovation Awards 2019

For 60 years, the Starpack Awards have celebrated excellence in packaging and the fantastic work being done in process development and engineering, focusing on innovation and recognition of personal as well as corporate achievement.

Innovation Awards - Gold, Silver and Bronze Standards
Be it in the approach to a design challenge, the way materials have been used, the processes developed to create the pack, or the engineering required to assemble, fill or handle the pack, the judges will be considering not just the attractiveness of the pack, but more importantly the challenges that have been overcome and the new and exciting developments in it's creation.   Categories include Consumer, Business to Business, Machinery

People Awards - Packaging Team of the Year and Packaging Star of the Year 
The judges also want to hear about the people involved, not just the companies.   Successful innovation is so often the result of collaboration between skilled individuals, and is the outcome of combined skills and the way these work together to complete a project that delivers real innovation.   As an organisation that aims to further professional development, IOM3 recognises these individuals in its Starpack competition and companies are encouraged highlight these skills in their organisation alongside promoting their innovation focus at a corporate level.   All entries will be considered for the recognition of Packaging Team of the Year and Packaging Star of the Year.

Environmental and Inclusive Design Awards
All packs entered for Starpack will be considered for recognition for Environmental and Inclusive Design 

Premier Awards - Best in Show and GreenStar Award
All packs entered for Starpack will be considered for the esteemed Best in Show and GreenStar awards.

Full details of the 2019 categories

2017 awards

What is Starpack?

The objective of the Starpack Awards Scheme is to promote the best practice relative to packaging design, recognising: 

INNOVATION in design, construction, manufacturing and materials technology

GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS relating to material usage, manufacturing and at the end of packaging life cycle, eg re-use, recycling or recovery.

CHAMPION THE NEEDS of the CONSUMER in relationship to the functionality of packaging throughout its life cycle and minimising product waste.

So what's in it for you?

  • The UK industry's most prestigious and long-standing awards scheme
  • An Awards Ceremony with a difference -  meet the talent of tomorrow
  • Potential global recognition through WorldStar
  • Promotional winners logo
  • Impress your colleagues and customers - new and old
  • Reinforce your reputation

Contact us for more information

The Starpack Awards are organised by IOM Communications Ltd and endorsed by The Packaging Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

WorldStar awards

Starpack Industry Award winners are eligible to enter the prestigious WorldStar Awards. This awards scheme is run by the World Packaging Organisation. Starpack winning entries are eligible for entry for the WorldStar awards. 

WorldStar Awards information

Starpack Industry Award winners 2017

A selection of 2017 Industry Award winners

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old, Chivas Brothers Ltd 

Gold Award, Engineering Innovation

Bulk Quad Bag for Rice, Clifton Packaging Group Ltd

Silver Award, Product Line Innovation

Frozen Seafood Pack, Northcoast Seafoods

Best in Show, Consumer Section 



2017 awards - full details