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THE INTERNATIONAL JUDGING PANEL

The judging Panel of WorldStar is composed of WPO Board members which consist of leading packaging professionals and Executive Directors of National and regional Packaging Institutes for more than 60 countries.The judging panel usually meets in November of each year  for the judging process. The jury's decision is final.The jury has the right to exclude entries which do not meet the conditions of entry. 
 

JUDGES FOR WORLDSTAR 2023
Mr. Silivio Colombo
Education Coordinator Area
Argentine Packaging Institute
ARGENTINA
Mrs. Nerida Kelton
Executive Director, AIP Vice President Sustainability & Save Food, WPO
Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP)
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
   
Mr. Ernst Krottendorfer
Managing Director
Packforce Austria
AUSTRIA
Mrs. Luciana Pellegrino
ABRE Director - WPO Senior Vice President for Marketing
ABRE – Brazilian Packaging Association
BRAZIL
Ms. Mariana Soto Urzúa
General Manager
CENEM
CHILE
Mr. Guanzhong Wang
Director
China National Export Commodities Packaging Research Institute (CEPI)
CHINA
Mr. Hu Zhengyang
Vice Secretary
China Packaging Federation
CHINA
Ms. Suzanne Mouelle
Deputy Secretary
APECI (Association of Packaging Professionals in Côte d'Ivoire)
COTE D'IVOIRE
Ms. Drena Tejić-milijević
Managing Director
Institute of Packaging and Graphic Arts Tectus - IatT 
CROATIA
Ms. Miriela Valle Cepero
Director
Centro Nacional de Envases y Embalajes
CUBA
Ms. Iva Werbynská
Managing Director
Czech and Slovak Packaging Institute SYBA
CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA
   
Mr. Antro Säilä
CEO
The Finnish Packaging Association
FINLAND
Ms. Kim Cheng
Managing Director
German Packaging Institute dvi
GERMANY
Mr. Kofi Essuman
CEO
Institute of Packaging, Ghana
GHANA
Mr.Dimitris Mandis
Chairman
AGMPM
GREECE
Mr. Nagy Miklos
Secretary General
Hungarian Association of Packaging and Materials Handling (CSAOSZ)
HUNGARY
Mr. Shekhar Amberkar
Assistant Director & Head, International Packaging Centre
Indian Institute of Packaging
INDIA
Ms. Ariana Susanti
Director
Indonesia Packaging Federation
INDONESIA
Mr. Afshin Fakhr 
CEO
Iranain Institute Of Packaging(IRIP)
IRAN
Mr. Yasser Al Sudani
NCP Manager
National Center for Packing and Packaging
IRAQ
Ms. Shira Rosen
Chairwomen of the Israeli packaging institute and CEO of Packteck.co.il
Israeli Packaging Institute
ISRAEL
Ms. Alessandra Alessi
Communication Manager
Istituto Italiano Imballaggio
ITALY
Mr. Takehiro Kaneko
Manager, Transport Packaging Division
Japan Packaging Institute
JAPAN
Mrs. Sujud Al-balawneh
Director
National Packaging Center - Jopack
JORDAN
Mr. Joseph Nyongesa
CEO
Institute of Packaging Professionals Kenya
KENYA
Ms. Iveta Krauja
Chairman
Packaging Association of Latvia
LATVIA
Ms. Soha Atallah
Director of LIbanPack, WPO Vice President
LibanPack
LEBANON
Mr. Corné Huijben
Project Manager De Gouden Noot
NVC
NETHERLANDS
Mr. Ahmed Alex Omah
Director
Institute of Packaging Professional Nigeria
NIGERIA
Ms. Kari Bunes
Managing Director
The Norwegian Packaging Association
NORWAY
Mr. Ayman Sbeih
Chairman of board
PEPPI
PALESTINE
Mr. Stefano Paolo G. Buñag
Director
Packaging Institute of the Philippines
PHILIPPINES
Mr. Bill Marshall
National Secretary
Institute of Packaging SA
SOUTH AFRICA
Mr. Jin Kie Shim
Director
KITECH
SOUTH KOREA
Mr. Nacho Cusi
Managing Director
Spain Packaging Association
SPAIN
Mr. Manthi Weerasekera
Secretary Publicity
Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging
SRI LANKA
Mr. Magnus Sidling
Sales Manager
 Swedish Packaging Guild
SWEDEN
Mr. Philippe Dubois
President
Swiss Packaging Institute
SWITZERLAND
Dr. Siriwan Tungsangprateep
Senior Researcher
Thai Packaging Centre (TPC)
THAILAND
Ms. Hager Ben Mami
Marketing Manager
Tunisian Packaging Technical Center
TUNISIA
Ms. Aslihan Arikan
General Secretary
ASD Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association
TURKEY
Ms. Veronika Khalaydzhi
President
Club Packagers
UKRAINE
Ms. Habiba Al Marashi
Co-Founder and Chairperson Emirates Environmental Group
EEG
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Mr. Ian Bowbrick
Director
IOM3
UNITED KINGDOM
Ms. Jane Chase
Director
IOPP Institute of Packaging Professionals
USA
JUDGING CRITERIA
FOR WORLDSTAR MAIN CATEGORIES
The judges consider the following criteria:

Protection and preservation of contents

Sales Appeal: On-Pack Branding/ Marketability

Ergonomics

Quality of Execution

Sustainability

Cost Reduction, economy of material, and cost saving

Ease of handling, filling, closing, opening and reclosing

Creativity and Innovation
JUDGING CRITERIA
FOR WORLDSTAR SPECIAL CATEGORIES

Marketing Award:

  • The overall success of the packaging to represent the equity of the brand and  relevance to the product
  • The point of difference that gives it a marketing edge encouraging purchase
  • The packaging that best creates value to the consumer based on interaction, emotional connection or usability


Sustainability Award

  • SOCIAL: Benefit to Society
  • MATERIAL: Responsible raw materials sourcing, including materials from renewable resources
  • SOURCE REDUCTION: weight reduction when compared to the previous package or to general packs in its class
  • ENERGY: Optimization during transportation, storage and use
  • RECOVERY: Re-usability, recyclability, recoverability, post-consumer material recycling, ease of disposal


Packaging that Save the Food

  • The packaging solution has shown to reduce food losses or food waste in a relevant amount.
  • Appropriateness, adequacy, convenience
  • Innovative but feasible
  • Sustainability
  • Communicates to consumers that the package is saving food or reducing food losses/food waste
  • Benefit to Society/Community

 

Accessible Packaging Award: 

  • Packaging must be easy to open and use for those with limited functional abilities. 
  • Innovation for accessibility 
  • Packaging shall be fit for purposes
  • Packaging labelling information shall be highly legible


 

JUDGING PROCESS


The Judging  process for WorldStar is conducted over 2 phases usually in the month of November of each year.
 

  • The first phase is done online where each judge  assess each WorldStar entry remotely and individually and puts a score based on the above judging criteria

 

  • The second phase is  a  live deliberation session via zoom meeting or physically  to assess the shortlisted entries  and to select the special award categories.