Innovation and Performance Categories

This set of awards recognise excellence in packaging design, production and innovation and are open to anyone involved in packaging production, specification or design. Entrants must be companies registered in the UK, with either a UK or overseas ownership. To enter an award, you must complete the online entry form which will involve submitting a short summary for the year under review (on or after 1 May 2019) Details of what to include in your summary can be found in the category description for each award. Please note, should you wish to go over the word count for a specific question, you will have the opportunity to upload a supporting word document when you come to the end of the questions.

If you have any questions regarding your entry, please contact Katie Theofanous, 020 8253 8392, katie.theofanous@emap.com

Best New Concept Award

Packaging is full of ingenious inventions that have not yet made it to market. This award recognises the best new packaging innovation that has not yet been taken up by a brand or end user.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Best Packaging of a New Product

This category recognises packs of any material that have been an essential element in the success of a new product or brand manufactured in the UK.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Branding Project of the Year

This category rewards outstanding brand design projects for either new or existing products.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Cartonboard Pack of the Year

This category recognises innovation and excellence in production for all types of packs made primarily from cartonboard, but caps, windows and other components can be made from other materials.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Consumer Convenience Award

This category rewards the best packs of any material that demonstrate outstanding convenience for the consumer, including factors such as ease of opening, resealing, ease of use, ease of storage and ease of disposal.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Corrugated: Online Retail and Consumer Goods

This category is open to all corrugated packs that deliver products directly to consumers, including packs for online retail, outer boxes for products such as drinks, packs for large consumer items and white goods and so on.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Corrugated: Retail Ready and Point of Sale

This category is open to all corrugated packs that perform a role in the retail space to deliver primary packs to shoppers, including retail ready packs and point of sale units.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Flexible Plastic Pack of the Year

This category will reward excellence in production and innovation in flexible plastic packs such as pouches, sachets, sacks and bags.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Glass Pack of the Year: Other drinks, food and other glass products

These categories are open to all frosted, clear or coloured glass packaging including jars, bottles and vials.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Glass Pack of the Year: Spirits, perfume and cosmetics

These categories are open to all frosted, clear or coloured glass packaging including jars, bottles and vials.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Innovation of the Year

This category rewards packs of any material that have brought something completely new and unexpected to the market and delivered real benefits to a brand.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Label of the Year

This category recognises the best in printed labels and is open to all labels for packaging, including self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, wet-glue labels, leaflet labels and in-mould labels, printed using any method.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Limited Edition of the Year

The proliferation of limited-edition packs in recent times has demonstrated a growing recognition of the power of special edition packaging in influencing consumers’ purchasing decisions. This award recognises the very best limited-edition packs, in any material or market.


£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Metal Pack of the Year

This category rewards excellence in innovation and production for packs made of aluminium, steel or any other metal.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Rigid Plastic Pack of the Year

This category recognises the best innovation and production in rigid plastic packs

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)

Supply Chain Solution of the Year

This category recognises packaging of any material that has helped products travel safely, conveniently and cost-effectively through the supply chain.

£ 160.00 +VAT (20%)