WorldStar Award Categories

SPECIAL AWARD - Packaging that Saves Food *NEW FOR 2017*

When entering you will be given the option of entering the  Packaging that saves food award in addition to a main category.  There will be an additional cost of €50 to enter the  Packaging that Saves Food Award.  The winners will be announced and honoured with special prizes at the awards giving ceremony.  They will receive a mention in a press release and be displayed on the WorldStar website.  See link below for the Packaging that saves food criteria.

PERSONAL AWARD - Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Award *NEW FOR 2017*

The WPO is seeking to recognise practitioners from all corners of the discipline who have made a significant and nationally recognised contribution in packaging over a prolonged period of time. See link below for the Personal Award criteria.

The WorldStar Awards are divided into categories as follows:

MAIN CATEGORIES

Beverages

Packaging for liquid or dry tea, coffee, water and soft drinks including wine, beer and spirits

Electronics

Packaging of all electrical items

Food

All food packaging including fresh, frozen or other

Health & Beauty

Includes the packaging of cosmetics, toiletries, supplements, vitamins, perfumes, hair body and oral-care.  

Household

Includes the packaging of household items, toys, stationary, gifts, clothing, garden equipment and decorating  

Luxury

Includes seasonal packaging such as Christmas gifts, Easter eggs, high end products like perfume or jewellery that has the ability to "wow" the consumer

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Packaging of all medicines including over the counter medicines, medical equipment packaging

Point of Sale

End of aisle display units – must contain product for judging purposes

Transit

Industrial (heavy duty) and distribution packaging – inter-company packaging

Other

Miscellaneous packaging items that are not included in any other category.

SPECIAL AWARDS

As a rule three awards will be award for each Special Award - Bronze, Silver and Gold.   Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the criteria for the   special awards.

President's Award

All winning entries are automatically reviewed by the judges in order to nominate candidates for the WorldStar President's Award.    The winner will be announced and honoured with a special prize at the awards giving ceremony.  They will receive a mention in a press release and be displayed on the WorldStar website.

Sustainability Award

When entering online you will be given the option of entering the Sustainability Award in addition to a main category.   There will be an additional cost of €50  to enter the Sustainability Award. The winners will be announced and honoured with special prizes at the awards giving ceremony.  They will receive a mention in a press release and be displayed on the WorldStar website. See link below for the Sustainability criteria.

Marketing Award

When entering you will be given the option of entering the Marketing Award in addition to a main category.  There will be an additional cost of €50  to the enter the Marketing Award.  The winners will be announced and honoured with special prizes at the awards giving ceremony.  They will receive a mention in a press release and be displayed on the WorldStar website.  See link below for the Marketing criteria.

As a rule three awards will be awarded, bronze, silver and gold for each special award.

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