WorldStar Award Categories

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 & Personal Care

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  

Labelling and Decoration

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.

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

Packaging Materials & Components

Any specific material or component which creates a differentiating appearance, unique funtionality or notable innovation that enhances a pack's performance.

Point of Sale

End of aisle display units

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 awarded 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.

Packaging that Saves Food *NEW LAST YEAR*

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 LAST YEAR*  - Learn more