2014 Worldstar Awards

On 13 May 2014, entrants of the Worldstar Awards gathered at the Messe Düsseldorf for the bustling awards ceremony. As ever, it was a full house, with more than 80 winners present. This year, the Worldstar Awards announced 139 winners.

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Heartheart Corp from Japan celebrated winning Gold in the President's Award, one of the prestigious special awards. The winning pack, Gentle Lock Cap®, is a child resistant screw cap system that prevents leaking. Vetropack Moravia Glass won Gold in the Marketing Award category for the unique packaging for 1litre bottles for the 170th birthday of the Pilsner Urquell beer.  

In the Sustainability Award, the game-changing partnership between Packsize International and Staples Inc was recognised with a Gold Award. Staples' Smart Size packaging, developed by Packsize International, is a response to the regular customer complaint of excessivepackaging. The Smart Size packaging requires less corrugated than competitors in the market and offers a considerably reduced carbon footprint. Hanko Kiessner, CEO of Packsize International said, "It is a culmination of years of work to solve a packaging problem - and to do it with a partner like Staples and be recognised, feels phenomenal".  

Following the awards presentations, attendees continued the celebrations in a cocktail and networking. When asked about the standard of this year's entrants, Thomas Schneider, President of the World Packaging Organisation, said, "Everyone here today is a winner in their own right."

Pictured top: Takuya Kato, Heartheart Corporation receiving the President's Gold Award