Packaging Innovation Awards

The 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation honors innovations in packaging design, materials, technology and processes across the entire packaging value chain.

- January 11, 2018 -

Originated by DuPont the tradition of excellence is now continued by Dow as we welcome brandowners, retailers, packaging designers, converters and technology providers around the world to enter and be recognized.

There is no entry fee.

Innovation takes many forms. It can be a container that blends rigid and flexible packaging for a myriad of possibilities or a medical package that plays a vital role in surgery preparation. Or, it may even be a squeezable mascara tube that ends product dispensing frustrations. But one thing is consistent…game-changing innovation takes hard work. Determination. Dedication. And in the packaging industry, it takes a strong passion for science.

That’s what the Awards for Packaging Innovation is all about - recognizing those innovations in the packaging supply chain that truly excel in Technological Advancement, Responsible Packaging and Enhanced User Experience.

Judging Criteria

In evaluating entries, judges will consider excellence based on these criteria.


All entries are reviewed and judged by a prestigious, independent panel of international judges throughout the value chain.

Judges have expertise in:

  • Consumer insights
  • Structural and graphic design
  • Materials, components and systems
  • Package and materials converting
  • Distribution/retailing
  • Regulations/standards
  • Stewardship
  • Research & Development
  • Judges' decisions are final.

Schedule of Events

  • Call for Entries will take place on February 5th, 2018
  • Deadline for entries has been extended to April 27th.
  • Winners to be announced in the 3rd Quarter