With that in mind, Designedge Canada is pleased to announce our first Packaging Awards to recognize and champion excellence in packaging design and innovation. The awards are open to anyone in Canada who designs or produces packaging solutions.
These can include boxes, bags, point-of-purchase materials, labels, tags, or containers that have been decorated using various applications.
Choice of packaging materials is unlimited.
Each entry will be assessed by a panel of judges selected from the industry. The entries will be judged for creativity, effectiveness, and innovation.
Two special-recognition prizes will be awarded. Winners will be selected from all entries received.
Best of show – highest scoring entry
Editors choice – chosen by editorial team of Designedge Canada
Early bird deadline: June 3, 2016
Final deadline: July 4, 2016. All mailed items must be received by this date.
Deadline extension: The final deadline to enter the inaugural edition of the Packaging Awards is now Friday, August 5, 2016. All mailed items must be received by this date.
The Packaging Awards will ask for entries in three special categories
Production innovation/ Technical achievement*
Any packaging that demonstrates innovation in design, manufacturing, use of substrate, or technical achievement
Any packaging that demonstrates a positive contribution to sustainability through recycling, reduction of waste, materials used, or other attributes.
Work from students enrolled in a college or university in Canada.
(Entries from the regular categories (listed below) can also be entered in these special categories, but they must be accompanied by a maximum 450-word explanation of how of how the entries meet the criteria. The entry fee applies to these categories.)
Entries may be made in the following categories
Food – fresh and packaged
Vegetables, fruits, prepared foods, dried foods, candies, snacks
Beverage – alcoholic and non-alcoholic
Beer, wine, juices, water, protein drinks, sports drinks, coffee, tea,
Pharmaceutical, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements, medicinal ointments, cold and fever remedies
Makeup, skin care, body lotions, nail polish and nail accessories, hair colour, fragrance
Soaps, shampoos and hair care, sun protection, tissues, eye care, dental care, nail care, deodorants, shaving needs, personal hygiene
Fashion and Accessories
Clothes, shoes, jewellery, accessories, bags, beauty tools
Music and Entertainment
Cds, DVDs, movies, video games
Computers, Software & Electronics
Computers, phones, software, printers, cameras, accessories, phone covers
Toys and games
Toys, children’s games
Home and Garden
Cleaning products, tools, housewares, décor, plants and plant products, gardening products, automobile products,
Clothing, equipment, accessories, uniforms
Animals and Pets
Food, toys, accessories, dietary supplements, clothing, grooming products
Books, special edition sets, limited edition cases, pens, paper, notebooks
Pop displays, counter displays
Specialty products that may not fit in any of the above categories
|RGD, GDC and SDGQ members||Regular entry|
Professionals: For every 10 entries, get another 1 free
Students: For every 20 entries, get another 5 free
Mail Entries to:
Designedge Packaging Awards
Attn: Filomena Tamburri
249 Evans Avenue
All entry forms and payment are submitted online.
Once you hit submit and complete your payment, your account is closed. To submit more entries, you must open a new account.
Winners of the Designedge Packaging Awards will receive the following recognition:
• Inclusion in the Fall issue of Designedge Canada, distributed to the entire national circulation list and at design events including DesignThinkers 2016
• A Designedge Packaging Awards printed certificate
• Use of the Designedge Packaging Awards logo for print and online promotional purposes
• Inclusion on the Designedge Packaging website Gallery of Winners