2013 Worldstar Awards

The glittering WorldStar Awards Ceremony and Dinner for 2013 was held on 9 May at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Australia.

As always, the highlight of the evening was the announcement of the President's Award which is chosen from all the WorldStar winners and is considered to be "the best of the best"! This year the award went to Wipak Walsrode, Germany for a pack that talks - TalkPack.

WorldStar is the most prestigious international packaging competition and joining the 54 WorldStar winners from around the world to receive their awards were over 200 fellow guests. Also present were delegates from the World Packaging Organisation which runs the WorldStar Programme. The WPO was holding one of its two annual Board meetings in Sydney.

Ralph Moyle, National President of the Australian Institute of Packaging welcomed everyone to the event and Tom Schneider WPO President congratulated not only the winners but all those who had entered the awards, judging for which had taken place at the WPO's previous meeting in Singapore last November.

Pictured right: Adolf Ahrens and Klaus-Dieter Optiz from Wipak Walsrode receiving the President's Gold Award for TalkPack.

View the winners receiving their trophies (Flickr gallery opens in new window)

View all photographs taken at the ceremony (Flickr gallery opens in new window)

Amongst those receiving WorldStar trophies were companies from all continents and special awards were announced for sustainability and marketing, which this year was given in memory of Dogan Erberk the well respected Vice President of the WPO.

As always, the highlight of the evening was the announcement of the President's Award which is chosen from all the WorldStar winners and is considered to be "the best of the best"! This year the award went to Wipak Walsrode, Germany for a pack that talks - TalkPack.

Access the 2013 WorldStar Winners Guide (opens in new window)

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Click on the links below to download the various winners' lists.