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    PIDA 2019 Applications now Open

    • Australian Institute of Packaging
    Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Beauty, Personal Care, Eating, Drinking, Food, Beverages - Non-Alcoholic, Health, Home Care, Active, Smart Packaging, Sustainable Packaging, Packaging Decoration, Supply Chain Services, Sustainable Solutions, Shows, Associations, Media, Packaging Awards

    The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, are pleased to advise the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) will recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.

    The PIDA Awards are the exclusive award program for all Australia and New Zealand entries into the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards, which are coordinated by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). The AIP are the ANZ Member for the WPO.

    The Design Innovation of the Year company awards will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging within each of these five manufacturing categories:

    1. Food
    2. Beverage
    3. Health, beauty & wellness
    4. Domestic & household
    5. Labelling & decoration new award

    There will be three special awards available:

    1. SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING SPECIAL AWARD
    2. SAVE FOOD PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD
    3. ACCESSIBLE PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD NEW AWARD

    In addition there are three awards designed for people who have made specific contributions to the packaging industry.

    These Individual Awards will include:

    1. YOUNG PACKAGING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
    2. INDUSTRY PACKAGING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
    3. THE PACKAGING NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP that will offer one person from New Zealand the opportunity to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology Course; an internationally recognised and accredited course.

    1. DESIGN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD – FOOD CATEGORY

    The Design Innovation of the Year Award - Food Category will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging materials, packaging within food packaging including fresh, frozen or other.

    It is recommended that the submissions showcase an innovative solution designed either in collaboration for an existing customer or market. Judges will look for entries that display innovative – design and thinking, technology and/or material use; benefit to consumers; functional and /or convenient elements.

    They will also take into account design and cost elements between standard packaging and premium/ promotional packaging. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

    2. DESIGN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD – BEVERAGE CATEGORY

    The Design Innovation of the Year Award – Beverage Category will recognise organisations have designed innovative packaging materials, packaging within packaging for liquid or dry tea, coffee, water and soft drinks including wine, beer and spirits.

    Judges will look for entries that display innovative – design and thinking, technology and/or material use; benefit to consumers; functional and /or convenient elements. They will also take into account design and cost elements between standard packaging and premium/promotional packaging. It is recommended that the submissions showcase an innovative solution designed either in collaboration for an existing customer or market. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

    3. DESIGN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD – HEALTH, BEAUTY & WELLNESS CATEGORY

    The Design Innovation of the Year Award – Health, Beauty & Wellness Category will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging materials, packaging within cosmetics, toiletries, personal hygiene, supplements, vitamins, perfumes, hair body and oralcare.

    This award will also cover packaging of all medicines including over the counter medicines, medical equipment packaging. It is recommended that the submissions showcase an innovative solution designed either in collaboration for an existing customer or market. Judges will look for entries that display innovative – design and thinking, technology and/or material use; benefit to consumers; functional and /or convenient elements. They will also take into account design and cost elements between standard packaging and premium/promotional packaging. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

    4. DESIGN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD – DOMESTIC & HOUSEHOLD CATEGORY

    The Design Innovation of the Year Award – Domestic & Household Category will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging materials, packaging within domestic and household items, toys, stationary, gifts, clothing, garden equipment, decorating. Judges will look for entries that display innovative – design and thinking, technology and/or material use; benefit to consumers; functional and /or convenient elements. They will also take into account design and cost elements between standard packaging and premium/promotional packaging.

    This category will also cover packaging of all electrical items. It is recommended that the submissions showcase an innovative solution designed either in collaboration for an existing customer or market. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

    5. DESIGN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD - LABELLING & DECORATION CATEGORY NEW AWARD

    The Design Innovation of the Year Award - Labelling & Decoration Category is designed to recognise the addition of content to a pack which creates a unique or innovative appearance, function or communication.

    This may include labels, sleeves, tags, coding/markings, etching, directly applied inks or by any other similar process. This is a WorldStar Packaging Award Category.

    NB: All five company awards and two special awards will be eligible to enter the WorldStar Packaging Awards in October the same year. The WorldStar Packaging Awards will have an entry fee.

    SPECIAL AWARDS

    1. SAVE FOOD PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD

    The Save Food Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise companies that have developed innovative and sustainable packaging solutions that minimises food losses and food waste. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

    2. SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING DESIGN SPECIAL AWARD

    The Sustainable Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise companies that have developed innovative packaging solutions that incorporates sustainability considerations. Elements would include Social, Material, Source Reduction, Energy and Recovery. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

    3. ACCESSIBLE PACKAGING DESIGN AWARD NEW AWARD

    The Accessible Packaging Design Special Award is designed to recognise packaging that is accessible, intuitive, easy-to-open and innovative. Accessible Packaging Design needs to include measuring techniques, understanding injuries caused by packaging and consumer satisfaction levels with packaging accessibility.

    NB: Two of the above special awards are eligible to enter the WorldStar Packaging Awards in October the same year. The WorldStar Packaging Awards will have an entry fee.

    INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

    1. YOUNG PACKAGING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

    The purpose of the Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award is to provide incentive and recognition to young professionals who are both currently working in and wish to continue their career path within the Packaging industry in both Australia and New Zealand. This can be within any industries such as Food, Beverage, Health, Beauty & Wellness, Domestic & Household. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase young professionals within our great industry. Under 35 years of age. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

    2. INDUSTRY PACKAGING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

    The Industry Packaging Professional of the Year Award is designed to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual currently working within the Packaging in both Australia and New Zealand. The judges will be looking for individuals who have demonstrated vision and leadership, shows innovation and not afraid to take risks. For significant and continued contribution of an Individual to the packaging industry over a minimum period of 25 years. This is a WorldStar Packaging Awards category.

    3. PACKAGING NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP (For NZ Applicants)

    Packaging New Zealand are seeking one lucky packaging technologist, designer or engineer in New Zealand that is looking to further their education by offering them a scholarship to enrol in the Diploma in Packaging Technology; an internationally recognised and accredited course. The Diploma in Packaging Technology is an internationally recognised qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry, or for those who are already in the industry and who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise.

    To find out more about the criteria for each category please email pida@aipack.com.au

    See also

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