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Winning entries from around the world are featured in the World Packaging Organisation (WPO)’s awards competition for international packaging design and engineering students.

Rick Lingle, Senior Technical Editor

August 18, 2020

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All over the world as summer winds down students are returning to school, though there’s a lot of COVID-19-driven uncertainty and controversy to the startup of the 2020-2021 school year at all levels.

But one thing’s for certain: The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) recently opened up entries for the 2020 WPO WorldStar Student Awards. The awards are open to students enrolled in a collegiate-level design program or packaging engineering program (undergraduate or graduate) anywhere in the world who have already won an award at a national or multinational competition organized or recognized by that area’s WPO member National Packaging Body. Entries for the 2020 competition close on November 1, 2020.

According to Bill Marshall, organizer of Student WorldStars, the ceremony for the 2019 winners announced in January 2020 was due to take place in May in Düsseldorf, Germany, during Interpack. “With the international lockdowns, the broad publication of these has been sparse and of course the on-line awards ceremony for last year’s competition is only being held this month,” he tells PlasticsToday, which recognizes the winning entries that use plastics packaging in the following slideshow gallery.

You’ll find impressive and surprising designs among the winning entries, which are edited for clarity.

For more information about the organization or the awards program, visit www.worldpackaging.org

About the Author(s)

Rick Lingle

Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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