Launch of the German Packaging Award 2021

Thursday 18. February 2021 - The competition, organised by the German Packaging Institute (dvi), covers 10 categories and is held under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. It covers all industries and materials, and is open to submissions from Germany and abroad.

Curtain up for the German Packaging Award 2021! Companies, organisations and individuals have until 15 May to submit their innovations and best solutions to Europe’s most prestigious showcase for packaging.
“No lockdown for innovative packaging solutions – on the contrary, there is a never- ending abundance of ideas,” says Dr. Bettina Horenburg, Director Corporate Communications of the Siegwerk Group, dvi board member and person overall responsible for the German Packaging Award. “I am confident that our independent jury will once again find themselves evaluating a large number of outstanding, creative and smart solutions this year, ranging from goods presentation to new materials, digitalisation and sustainability to software and machine solutions. Whether the solutions present the seemingly small detail or a fundamental innovation: what really counts is their innovative power. I can’t wait for the awards ceremony and the announcement of the Gold Awards on 28 September 2021 at the FACHPACK trade fair.”
Packaging Award & Gold Award
Participants can choose to submit their products or prototypes in any of 10 categories. They can even submit a product in several categories at the same time. Packaging awards will be decided for each category. The jury is made up of a broad-based panel of experts from business, research, education and the media. They will examine and judge all the entries against fixed, category-specific criteria at a two-day meeting at our premium partner IGEPA group’s premises. As well as the Packaging Award, the jury is also able to honour innovations that stand out even from this illustrious circle of Packaging Award winners with the particularly exclusive Gold Awards.
Powerful arguments for sales and marketing
“Winning the Packaging Award – or the even more exclusive Gold Award – will put winners’ outstanding innovative power on permanent record. It makes a powerful statement when communicating with customers, consumers, partners, future employees, as well as your own team,” says Dr. Horenburg emphatically. “If you want to put your achievements on the big stage, send your innovation to the major competitive showcase, the German Packaging Award.”
Special awards for newcomers and reusable crates
“Thanks to our premium partner FACHPACK, we are awarding a special award within our young talent category this year. There will also be another special “reusable crate” award, made possible by another of our premium partners, Coca-Cola Deutschland GmbH. The commitment our supporters, including PEFC Germany, adds even greater value to the German Packaging Award,” says Dr. Horenburg with pride.
Online form + submission
Innovations are submitted via an online form available on the Packaging Award website. The website also provides details about deadlines for submitting products. “We will also be introducing the jury members there soon,” announced Dr. Horenburg. “Our dvi staff will be happy to answer any individual questions you might have.”
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